Pike & Joyce Wines
Pike & Joyce Wines was established in 1889 by German-born Simon Pike, whose surname was shortened to Pike for ease of pronunciation. Pike & Joyce Wines is a family-owned business that today is managed by Simon’s great-grandson, Brendon Pike. Pike & Joyce Wines is located in the Adelaide Hills, producing high-quality wines from grapes sourced from the best vineyards in the Adelaide Hills region. Founded in 2014 Pike & Joyce is a young, dynamic wine company that has demonstrated its enthusiasm and commitment to producing wine of consistent quality. Pike & Joyce Wines is 100% family-owned and is run by the Pike family. The Pike family first developed a passion for wine at an early age, when their parents would take them to visit vineyards both in New Zealand and South Africa.
As the weather warms up, the vines begin to shoot their first buds, and sometime in September, the first of the new season’s grapes are harvested. As a result, wines tend to be fresher and more fruit-driven in the winter months, when they’re at their best. Wine Region in the Adelaide Hills is one of the best wine regions in South Australia, producing some of the state’s best Sauvignon Blanc. The Adelaide Hills is located South East of the city of Adelaide, in South Australia. This area is home to some of the best wine producers in the region. Pike and Joyce Wines are one of the most popular wines such as the Adelaide Hills Shiraz and the Adelaide Hills Merlot. The Adelaide Hills is within the Great Southern wine region, which is the second-largest wine region in Australia.
The grapes that go into the wines we produce here at Pike & Joyce are sourced from 2 main areas of the Adelaide Hills: the Golden Mile and the Adelaide Hills. The Golden Mile is found in the southern part of the Adelaide Hills and is where many of the great old vines are. The Adelaide Hills as a whole is home to a broad spread of varietals and styles of wine. There are many different types of grapes in Australia and South Africa. The Australian wine region produces wines of all colors and types as per the different types of grapes. Red grapes are the most popular grapes in Australia. The most popular red grapes in Australia are Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, and Merlot. The best white grapes in Australia are Chardonnay, Semillon, Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc.
The variety of grapes used in the production of wine, as well as the producer of the wines varies depending on the climate, the soil, the type of grapes and the method of production. The most common grape varieties used in wine production are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon blanc and Shiraz. The most commonly grown grapes used in wine production in Adelaide Hills are Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Shiraz.
The Adelaide Hills, situated about 100 km to the east of Adelaide, is South Africa’s first and foremost cooler region for the cultivation of premium wine grapes. Although the region is certainly small compared to others, it produces some of the country’s finest and most sought after red wines. This is not only thanks to the unique and ancient geological features of the region, but also in part to the large number of wineries (over 50) who reside within the area.
Pike & Joyce Wines was established by two wine enthusiasts and two winemakers, who all had a common goal, to produce wines of great character and value. This is reflected in their three ranges of wines: the ‘Pride of the Hills’ range, the ‘Just Plain Great’ range and the ‘Just Plain Fantastic’ range. The ‘Pride of the Hills’ range reflects the winemaker’s understanding of the terroir of the Adelaide Hills. The ‘Just Plain Great’ range is the home of the best value for money wines in the region.
Pike & Joyce Wines is a small winery, started in 1997 as a small hobby by a husband and wife team, Brian and Lynette Pike, who planted their first vines in the Augusta valley vineyards, in an area where the soils were similar to their home outside Alicante, in Spain. Brian and Lynette sold their first wine in 1999. They then moved the winery to a property they bought in 1999, where they have planted a further 7.5 ha of vines and where they now have a small cellar door and tasting room.