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.

Grape Variety



McLaren Vale



Wine Style

Red - big, bold, full-bodied


Acidity balances the fresh and deft fruit flavours of bright, juicy cherries still covered in early morning's dewy pearls

Dietary Notes




Food Pairing

Steak with spring greens, sausage and lentils, a proper ratatouille or a Spanish mackerel cutlet grilled over vine trimmings.


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Double Gold - Global Fine Wine Challenge 2022, Andrea Pritzker MW - 98

Double Gold - Melbourne International Wine Competition 2022 - 96

Double Gold - Global Fine Wine Challenge 2022, Toni Paterson MW - 96

The Real Review, Huon Hooke: November 2022 - 95, Gold

The Vintage Journal - 95

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