Colleen Hardy


Years of Participation


Colleen Hardy and her husband Sebastian founded Living Roots, a winery highlighting the best of their hometowns in different corners of the globe: New York State's Finger Lakes and South Australia's Adelaide Hills.
Colleen​ grew​ ​up​ ​in​​ ​Rochester,​ ​New York and has a degree in marketing from Michigan State University.​ ​Three years into a marketing research and analytics career in Chicago,​ ​she​ was keen to get into the wine industry and landed ​a cellar hand position​ ​​for​ ​the​ ​2014​ ​vintage​ in McLaren Vale, South Australia.
Seb and Colleen met soon after, and started Living Roots in 2016. They now split time between South Australia and New York, doing two harvests each year and experimenting with a wide range of varieties and styles that highlight the natural strengths of each region. Colleen wears many hats in the business, including spearheading sales and marketing for Living Roots.