Shaw + Smith Wine Weekend

11 Nov 2023 - Monday 13 November 2023

Combine the relaxed luxury of Spicers Peak Lodge, with one of Australia’s leading wineries, Shaw + Smith for an exclusive wine weekend on 11-13 November 2023.

Hosted by David LeMire, the weekend is a journey into the world of fine food and wine, featuring the best of Shaw + Smith, Tolpuddle Vineyard and MMAD Vineyard.


David LeMire MW is a seasoned wine professional with expertise in various aspects of the industry. He developed a Eurocentric palate during a two-year stint in London and later worked with Negociants Australia, managing imports of prestigious Burgundy wines. In addition to his consulting business and wine writing for Australia’s Wine Business Magazine, he’s been a wine show judge and co-founded Mother Vine, an Adelaide wine bar. He passed the Master of Wine in 2007 and co-convened the Australasian Institute of Masters of Wine Educational Seminar from 2008 to 2016.

In 2010, he joined Shaw + Smith, an Adelaide Hills winery. First as Head of Sales and Marketing and later as Joint CEO. Under his leadership, Tolpuddle Vineyard wines were introduced in 2012. Their recent venture is MMAD Vineyard in Blewitt Springs.

David has extensive judging experience at various wine shows, including serving as Chief Judge at the McLaren Vale Wine Show from 2017 to 2020.

Shaw + Smith

Shaw + Smith was established in 1989 by cousins Michael Hill Smith MW and Martin Shaw. They focus on varieties that suit the cooler Adelaide Hills climate: Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. Shaw + Smith own three vineyards, in Lenswood, Piccadilly and Balhannah.

Growing the best possible grapes, managing vineyards sustainably, and valuing vine health, soil health, and low yields are central to the Shaw + Smith approach. In the pursuit of quality the wines are fermented, aged and bottled on site at Balhannah. The wines are vibrant, modern expressions of their varieties, their sites and the season.

Shaw + Smith’s first vintage was in 1990 and in 1999 they purchased a property at Balhannah, where they planted vines, and built the winery and tasting room in time for the 2000 vintage. As the business has grown Michael and Martin have also built a formidable team – including Master of Wine and Joint CEO David LeMire, Senior Winemaker and Joint CEO Adam Wadewitz.

Tolpuddle Vineyard

One of the most highly sought after wines of the last decade Tasmania’s Tolpuddle Vineyard has been on a roll since Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith MW purchased this Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vineyard back in 2011. These wines, made by talented winemaker Adam Wadewitz, capture the essence and excitement of modern Tasmania.

The vineyard was established in 1988 and took its name from the Tolpuddle Martyrs: English convicts transported to Tasmania for forming an agricultural union. The leader of the Martyrs, George Loveless, served some of his sentence working on a property near Richmond, part of which is now Tolpuddle Vineyard.

The vineyard is planted with mature Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines, facing northeast on a gentle slope. The soil is light silica over sandstone and of moderate vigour, ensuring well-balanced vines producing grapes of great flavour and intensity.

MMAD Vineyard

MMAD Vineyard was purchased in 2020 by Martin Shaw, Michael Hill Smith MW, Adam Wadewitz and David LeMire MW. They are thrilled to be collaborating on this exciting single vineyard project in Blewitt Springs.

The fine Maslin sands in Blewitt Springs, along with the raised elevation that exposes the vines to fresh south-westerlies from the Gulf St Vincent, give an aromatic character that is as distinctive as it is enticing.

Below the sand, and the element that drew the MMAD partners to this vineyard above all else is a layer of ironstone that adds both structure and complexity to the wine. This is rare earth, and the old vines are a precious resource and part of our viticultural history that we are grateful to have the chance to work with.

MMAD Vineyard has Grenache that was all planted in 1939, as well as Shiraz and Chenin Blanc, the oldest of which were planted in 1941 and 1964 respectively.

Package Includes:

  • Luxury accommodation
  • Daily à la carte breakfast
  • Daily lunch
  • Chefs gala degustation menu at The Peak Restaurant
  • All beverages during your stay (Cellar Master Wines and Premium Cocktails available at extra cost)
  • Daily mini-bar
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Outdoor activities including tennis, mountain biking and hiking

Pricing is per suite, all-inclusive for a 2 night/3 day stay:

Loft Suite: $3,998
Accessible Lodge Suite: $4,398
Two Bedroom Private Lodge: $6,798 (for 2 people) | $8,518 (for 4 people)

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For more information contact Reception on 07 4666 1083 or email at [email protected].

Itinerary | Saturday 11 November

FROM 11:30Am

Guest arrival with a glass of champagne.

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Three-course set menu lunch with paired wines at the Peak Restaurant.

FROM 4:00pm

Get involved with a “Mystery wine challenge” by the campfire as the sun sets over the plateau with Shaw + Smith wines and canapes in hand by the fire.

FROM 6:00pm

Enjoy a delicious tasting menu dinner in the Peak Restaurant paired with the new release range of MMAD wines.

Itinerary | Sunday 12 November

7:30am – 9:30am

A la carte breakfast at your leisure.

from 10:00am

Get out and about and explore the beautiful flora and fauna that Spicers Peak Lodge has to offer with an optional guided walk around the plateau, finishing with a light morning tea picnic, a glass of wine and a breathtaking view 1100m above sea level.


Three-course set menu lunch with paired wines at the Peak Restaurant.


Explore the amazing back vintages of Shaw + Smith with eight wines from 2015-2018 vintages in an in-depth masterclass hosted by David LeMire.


Glam up and enjoy a twilight aperitif and canapes on the lawn, before taking a seat for an impressive five-course gala dinner, carefully curated by Executive Chef Karl Reyes to perfectly compliment the extraordinary Tolpuddle wines.

Itinerary | Monday 13 November

7:30am – 9:30am

A la carte breakfast at your leisure.


Guest farewell and check-out.

Wine List


Arrival lunch
2023 Shaw + Smith Sauvignon Blanc
2022 Shaw + Smith M3 Chardonnay
2022 Shaw + Smith Pinot Noir

Welcome dinner
2022 MMAD Vineyard Chenin Blanc
2021 MMAD Vineyard Grenache
2021 MMAD Vineyard Shiraz


Morning walk
2023 Shaw + Smith Riesling

Single Vineyard Lunch
2021 Shaw + Smith Lenswood Vineyard Chardonnay
2021 Shaw + Smith Lenswood Vineyard Pinot Noir
2020 Shaw + Smith Balhannah Vineyard Shiraz

Back Vintage Single Vineyard Chardonnay & Shiraz Masterclass
2015 Shaw + Smith Lenswood Vineyard Chardonnay
2016 Shaw + Smith Lenswood Vineyard Chardonnay
2017 Shaw + Smith Lenswood Vineyard Chardonnay
2018 Shaw + Smith Lenswood Vineyard Chardonnay
2015 Shaw + Smith Balhannah Vineyard Shiraz
2016 Shaw + Smith Balhannah Vineyard Shiraz
2017 Shaw + Smith Balhannah Vineyard Shiraz
2018 Shaw + Smith Balhannah Vineyard Shiraz

Gala dinner
NV Louis Roederer Collection 243 Champagne
2022 Tolpuddle Vineyard Chardonnay
2018 Tolpuddle Vineyard Chardonnay
2022 Tolpuddle Vineyard Pinot Noir
2018 Tolpuddle Vineyard Pinot Noir