Founded in 2004, McHenry Hohnen was a family venture for brothers-in-law Murray McHenry and David Hohnen. With Murray being an accomplished fine wine retailer and David a Margaret River winemaking pioneer, their experience in making wine in the area dates back to the early 70’s. With the adoption of biodynamic and organic farming techniques and our three unique family vineyards (Burnside, Calgardup and Hazel’s), McHenry Hohnen creates wines that have a pure reflection of the land.
Since its inception, McHenry Hohnen has had an unwavering focus on crafting site expressive wines. As our vines age and the soils continue to evolve, we see the individuality and beauty of the land continually developing in our wines.
To preserve the many benefits of the sustainable, chemical free environment created in our vineyards with biodynamic and organic farming methods, a focus on minimalist intervention in the winery is paramount. Wild yeast, minimal sulphur, no filtration, large format oak and concrete fermenters all have integral roles in allowing the seamless transition from sustainably grown fruit to site reflected wines.
The McHenry Hohnen team is continually looking at ways to develop our land and our winemaking process to offer balanced and expressive wines. Whilst the story of McHenry Hohnen is steeped in the history of the region, we look to the future with anticipation as the quality of our wines is forever evolving and know that some of our best are yet to come.