Our Faraway Tree of McLaren Vale Grenache is a single vineyard perched atop an ancient ridge overlooking McLaren Vale, the Willunga Escarpment and the Gulf of St Vincent, Firehawk is our Native Bird of Prey that soar over our vineyards acting as scarecrows to other birds, rabbits and the like that eat ripening grapes. Selected bunches were handpicked by family and friends in early March. We gently crushed half of the fruit over whole bunches into open top fermenters. After 10 days of fermentation the wine was basket pressed into French oak barrels, a third new and the balance seasoned. This was followed by 18 months maturation with minimal winemaking artefact before bottling, to capture the essence of the vineyard. The wine will reward cellaring and decanting. The seeming weightlessness of this wine - despite its very textural nature - makes it versatile when it comes to the luncheon table. With tannic grip and also acidic cut, you can throw anything at it. Sausage and lentils, a proper ratatouille, a Spanish mackerel cutlet grilled over vine trimmings.