$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.

McLaren Vale experienced a wet winter, but also a mild spring and summer. This created superb ripening conditions from fruit set and flowering through veraison 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.

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

Red and blue fruits at the fore with a hint of sweet paprika and underlying musk notes.


Raspberry drops, red cherry and cinnamon. Mid-weight with fine-grain tannins and bright acidity providing balance and length, with a savoury finish.

Sangiovese 100%
18 March 2022

8 months in seasoned 300L French oak                                     


Alc: 13.5%, pH: 3.51, TA: 6.1 g/L, GF: 0.47g/L

23 November 2022

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