Actually, St Hugo is more than good enough. And you don’t have to be a hot-blooded Formula 1 driver to enjoy yourself here (…you might even get a taste of the Ricciardo-branded vino ‘DR3 x St Hugo’, available in high-speed 2014 shiraz or fast-cornering 2015 cab sav).
But beyond savvy marketing collabs, St Hugo remains an essential Barossa winery, offering a slick, contemporary cellar door experience grounded in Barossa bloodlines. St Hugo is named after Hugo Gramp, grandson of Barossa pioneer Johann Gramp, who planted his first vines in 1847 and went on to found Gramp & Sons winery. Hugo was running the family biz by 25, but died in a plane crash in Victoria in 1938, aged just 43.
These days, St Hugo continues grandpa Gramp’s traditions. Tasting experiences start at $15 (non-redeemable), elevating to $225 for a lunch-and-wine extravaganza prepared by executive chef Nik Tucker in St Hugo’s lofty glass-and-timber diving space. Book ahead.