“When someone buys a bottle of wine they are getting sold a story of an individual piece of land”

Julian Grounds

McHenry Hohnen Vintners

Built by seasoned and innovative winemakers - David Hohnen and Murray McHenry - this cutting-edge winery is a Margaret River institution.

James Halliday praises McHenry Hohnen as a tour-de-force: “When David Hohnen and brother-in-law Murray McHenry established McHenry Hohnen in Margaret River in 2004, the business had more physical assets and greater multi-decade experience than any other new wine venture I can recall...”

Their simple, yet effective winemaking philosophy - a better environment gives you better wine - has contributed to their success. They utilise biodynamic and minimal interventionalist viticulture practices to produce regionally expressive, single vineyard wines.

Prior to McHenry Hohnen, David Hohnen founded industry giants, Cape Mentelle and Cloudy Bay.

Murray McHenry started in the family's hotel business before turning his attention to grape growing in the mid-'80s. Murray planted his first vines on the Burnside Vineyard site and began selling his fruit to David’s Cape Mentelle.

Several decades on the McHenry and Hohnen union stands as one of the regions stand out partnerships.

  

Winemaker - Julian Grounds

McHenry Hohnen’s senior winemaker, Julian Grounds, hails from a farming family and has a natural affinity to winemaking. His wines tell the story behind the label - its sense of place, the practice of biodynamic viticulture and fruit sourced exclusively from the winery's three vineyards.

Julian’s winemaking journey started in Margaret River where he studied Viticulture and Oenology. He graduated dux of his class and won the Leeuwin scholarship - an invitation to experience a vintage in the Southern Burgundy region of France.

Julian found himself travelling the world; making Pinot in the state of Oregon, tending the vines of New Zealand’s temperate Central Otago region and refining his craft in the rolling hills of the Yarra Valley.

Completing his winemaking pilgrimage, Julian is now back home in the Margaret River at the helm of one of its world-class vintners, McHenry Hohnen.