McHenry Hohnen `Burnside` Chardonnay 2011 (6 x 750mL), Margaret River, WA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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One of the older sites for Chardonnay in Margaret River, it was planted in 1983 and is literally on the banks of the river. The cane pruned vines face east on a steep slope with a nor-west, sou-east orientation. The roots are deep into a loamy soil that is reinforced with pea gravel, the flavours indicative of a long tap root that doesn’t require watering. A rich soil structure aided by years of heavy composting and controlled grazing thus helping soil structure find its individuality.

The property is named after a property bought by Sandy McHenry who is married to David Hohnen. In 1976 she spent her entire inheritance buying a run-down farm on the sharpest berm of the Margaret River. Located close to the coast with views of the Indian Ocean the name Burnside has its origins in Ireland where it means one who lives by a burn or stream.

Eleven hectares have been planted on a number of aspects, as dictated by the contours of the rivers bend. It has proven to be an exceptional site.

WA - Margaret River
Western Australia

Expert Reviews

Deep colour; a deeply toasty bouquet displaying melon, peach and fresh fig; the palate is unctuous and rich, with toasty oak coming to the fore on the finish. Rating 90 - Ben Edwards, Australian Wine Companion (JAN/2012)

Winery Tasting Notes


Lemon rind and grapefruit with a peach skin edge. Some biscotti and cashews ground on a flint stone.


Fresh citrus leads the palate with nectarine turning apricot and locuts. Palate is sorbet with coconut sprinkles whilst the mild French oak is cut with an acid bright and mineral. Boisterously balanced.

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McHenry Hohnen Vintners was established in 2004 and is a venture between pioneer Margaret River winemaker David Hohnen and his brother-in-law and vine-grower, Murray McHenry.

Their aim is to produce a range of wines which truly reflect their site and varietal origins with all the grapes for the venture sourced from family owned vineyards in the southern part of the region.

McHenry Hohnen vineyards are cared for according to the time honoured principle of common sense. Through recognising the importance of soil biology, healthy vines are grown, which in turn, produce grapes to create wines which are expressive of their particular site. The approach to winemaking is simple – close observation, careful nurturing, with minimal intervention. The resulting wines show outstanding varietal and vineyard integrity, with balance, harmony and great character.

The wines produced by McHenry Hohnen reflect Margaret River's strong suit with Chardonnay and Bordeaux varieties, along with a focus on alternative varieties which are performing very well in the region's Mediterranean climate – Zinfandel, Roussanne, Marsanne, Mataro and Grenache.

Winemaking is handled by Trent Carroll, with mentoring and support from David Hohnen.

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