Shaw and Smith began in 1989, when cousins Martin Shaw and Michael and Matthew Hill Smith decided to realise a long held dream to make wine together. They believe that environmental practises "make sense", and follow four main guidelines: 1. Repect the soil, 2. Cut water use, 3. Recycle, 4. Cut energy use. Shaw and Smith has two vineyards. The first is the M3 vineyard planted in 1994, consists of 42 hectares of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc vines. The second is the Balhannah vineyard. Planted in 1999 this vineyard holds 46 hectares of Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Rielsing vines. Their vision is: "To make exciting, refined wines exclusively from the Adelaide Hills that rank amongst Australia's best".