Bill Hardy: From The Grapevine
As the fifth-generation scion of the wine-making clan in Australia, Bill Hardy continues the legacy that has made his family's business a prominent name in the industry.
Hardy is due for a three-day visit to The Rock from August 25 to 28 at the invitation of wine and spirits purveyors, Select Brands. Hardy will be at MegaMart in Montego Bay for a tasting and bottle-signing session on Sunday August 26 between 4 and 6 pm, and will be in Kingston on August 27 to conduct a training session. It will not be Hardy's first visit to the island, as he was previously here in 2005 when he launched Hardys Stamp in the local market. Stamp has been a huge success in the retail trade and was the first wine to introduce the screwcap to the local market.
As the Hardy Wine Company's corporate oenologist, William 'Bill' Hardy deals with technical communications and activities involving the wine trade, media, clients, staff and the public - both in Australia and around the world.
Born in Adelaide, South Australia in 1950, Bill is also a winemaker at the family company's Tintara Cellars. He is an alumnus of St Peter's College (Adelaide) and the University of Adelaide, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in agricultural science.
The scion from Down Under recently revealed that, "there are two million glasses of Hardys wines being consumed every day around the world (in about 70 countries)".
Acknowledged as one of the most powerful wine brands in the world, Hardys continues to offer excellent value for money to its consumers and to enscone itself in the global niches of the wine industry.