$35.00 / bottle

$357.00 / case (12)


The fruit for Hedonist Ecology Grenache is sourced from an iconic certified organic and biodynamic vineyard in Kangarilla, a relatively cooler site within the McLaren Vale region.


McLaren Vale experienced a wet winter, but also a mild spring and summer. This created superb ripening conditions from fruit set and flowering through version and ripening. Yields, however, were slightly down across the board. 2021 was touted ‘the best quality vintage so far this century’, but 2022 will give it a run for its money. A civilised vintage created a relaxed picking environment and enabled an ideal balance of sugar ripeness, natural acidity, and texture in the resulting wines.

Handled lightly to allow the fruit to shine. Hand-picked, cold soaked for 4 days when the indigenous yeast kicked off in open fermenters. A little whole bunch (approx. 15%) and whole berry fermentation, add layers of complexity, while building texture. Remaining élevage for 10 months in a second use 4500L foudre.

Bright cherry red

Cherry, raspberry, blueberry, aniseed and a hint of black tea


Complex and fragrant with a firm and stoney tannin structure. Lengthy and savoury finish.

Grenache 100%
7 April 2022
Matured in 100% French oak foudre (3rd fill 4,500L) for 10 months
14% vol, pH: 3.46, TA: 6.0g/L, GF: 0.09g/L

2020 Hedonist Grenache

  • Gold Medal - 95 points - 2021 McLaren Vale Wine Show & James Halliday Grenache Challenge

2018 Hedonist Grenache

  • Trophy Winner - Best Grenache 2 years old or older - 2020 McLaren Vale Wine Show 
  • Gold Medal - 2019 Australian International Wine Show
  • 90 points - www.therealreview.com, Huon Hooke, 31 Jan 2020

Medium to deep red/purple colour. Fresh earth and brown spice aromas; the tannins are tight and firm and drying, the wine is medium to full-bodied and well-structured. Dried herbs. Firm finish. A keeper, and it has drinkability. (grapes certified biodynamic)