$28.00 / bottle

$285.60 / case (12)


The fruit for the Hedonist Sangiovese is certified organic and biodynamic, hailing from the undulating limestone ridges topped with red-brown loam of the Seaview District in northern McLaren Vale.

Our third La Niña event in a row brought with it our wettest November in 30 years, as well as our latest vintage start to date. This meant higher than average disease pressure which was somewhat mitigated by significant winds from spring through to autumn. Yields were down across the district, but quality prevailed.

Superb ripening conditions from fruit set and flowering through version to harvesting, creating the ideal balance between sugar and flavour ripeness. The Sangiovese was sourced from Gateway Vineyard, Seaview district of McLaren Vale. Harvested on a cool early morning in mid-March. Fermented with indigenous yeast and minimal additions. Malolactic fermentation took place in seasoned French oak, then for a further 7 months maturation.

Deep ruby red with purple hues

Lifted nose of red berries, blueberries, liquorice and a hint of cinnamon and white pepper.


Red berries carry through with refreshing acidity. Fine tannins provide the scaffolding, while adding length to the bright and juicy palate. Exhibits exceptional balance with a smooth, velvety mouthfeel.

Sangiovese 100%
4 April 2023

8 months in seasoned 300L French oak                                     


Alc: 13.5%, pH: 3.41, TA: 6.3g/L, GF: 0.16g/L

28 November 2023

2018 Hedonist Sangiovese

  • 94 points - Wine Companion 2021 Edition, Ned Goodwin MW, 01 Aug 2020

"Ooh la la! The wrong vernacular, perhaps, but this is joyous! A celebration of all that is - and can be - with this cantankerous, voluminous variety. And when it is good, it is lipsmacking and delicious. Few other red grape varieties facilItate so many dining options. A curb of frisky tannin and curl of herb offset sour cherry and bergamot notes. Crunchy. Long. Really delicious, based on saliva-sucking succulence alone. Ready for the next glass? I am!"

"Bright, dark cherry-red colour. More savoury and umami led that primary: plum sauce, mushrooms and earthy notes. Some grip and purchase to the tannins, sour cherry acidity completes the package. A quality wine."

2017 Hedonist Sangiovese

  • 93 points - Wine Companion 2020 Edition, Jane Faulkner, 01 Aug 2019

“So good to come across a savoury sangiovese made without new oak. Starts with cherry, spice and roasted tomatoes doused in dried herbs; the acidity thrusting through and tannins finding their groove. Perhaps too lean on the palate but an austere style is preferable to tutti-frutti.”

2016 Hedonist Sangiovese

  •  Silver Medal - Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show 2017

2015 Hedonist Sangiovese

  •  91 points - Wine Companion 2018 Edition, James Halliday, 01 Aug 2017
"Crushed and destemmed, twice daily pumpovers for 8 days, then one daily for the next 6 weeks, 70% matured in used French hogsheads, 30% in tank, for 7 months. Neatly handled."
Sangio 2021