August 1, 2023

St Hugo

St Hugo Subheading

A Taste of South Australian Wine Excellence

St Hugo was born from the bonds of father and son. Hugo Gramp was born in 1895 in the Barossa Valley. Hugo lived and worked his entire life in the world-renowned wine region, with his love and passion for winemaking inspired by his wine pioneer grandfather who started in 1847.

The wine business was named Gramp & Sons, after Hugo’s father and was eventually led by Hugo at 25 years old in 1920 after his father’s untimely death. He was a worthy prodigy and led the winery as Managing Director of Gramp & Sons for 18 years. Thanks to Hugo, the winery saw unparalleled growth, inspiration and a vision of success, tied in with his endless pursuit of excellence.

In 1983, Hugo Gramp’s legacy was honoured with the release of the first wine named ‘St Hugo’. Crafted from the outstanding 1980 vintage, the first St Hugo Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon was hailed for its power and elegance, much like the great man himself. Today, more than 30 vintages on, St Hugo continues to set the benchmark for excellence in Australian Cabernet Sauvignon, with every vintage released awarded gold.



  • Origin: Coonawarra
  • Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Analysis: Floral and elegant, with balanced fine tannins in support of a regional and varietal fruit profile.
  • Tasting notes: Elegant and structural at its core with fine chalky tannins complimented by an even floral fruit spectrum, enhanced with subtle toasted oak.
  • Colour: Medium dark crimson with garnet hues.
  • Aroma: Floral lift, perfumed blueberries and hints of cocoa with overtones of violets and cooling dried herbs.

A true marker of the St Hugo signature style of power & elegance, the Coonawarra Cabernet is elegant and structural at its core, with fine chalky tannins and a floral fruit spectrum. Pouring a medium dark crimson in colour, expect aromas of blueberries, hints of cocoa, violets and cooling dried herbs. Every vintage of the St Hugo Coonawarra Cabernet has been awarded gold since 1980.


St Hugo Barossa Valley Shiraz

  • Origin: Barossa Valley
  • Type: Shiraz
  • Analysis: Generous and balanced with distinctive red fruit and excellent regional and varietal integrity.
  • Tasting notes: Spiced blue and red fruits, elegant tannins, crisp minerality and integrated subdued barrel characters.
  • Colour: Bright dark red with vibrant crimson hues.
  • Aroma: Fresh red fruits of cherry and crisp plum, balanced with spicy, mineral, earthy notes.

A superb example of classic Barossa Shiraz that offers great depth and silky tannins. Expect a bold, full-flavoured and complex palate, with a powerful bouquet of chocolate, liquorice and plum. With prominent characters of dark berry, herbs, spice and well-integrated oak, this medium-bodied Shiraz is well-balanced and finishes savoury. Magnificent drinking now, but will reward medium-term cellaring.


Quick Facts

  • Every vintage of St Hugo Signature Coonawarra Cabernet has been awarded Gold since the first vintage in 1980.
  • The first ‘St Hugo’ wine was released in 1983, in honour of Hugo Gramp’s legacy.
  • St Hugo was deemed a five star winery in the 2022 Halliday Wine Competition, for “regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity.”



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