The Team at McHenry Hohnen wish to Congratulate Our Founder & Director Murray McHenry on being awarded with the prestigious Order of Australia Medal! Murray received the award in recognition to his contribution to sport and hospitality over the last 50 years.The recognition comes after Murray received the West Australian of the Year's Sport Award just last year.
Among his most notable achievements is the lifetime of service he has given to football. Starting out at the West Coast Eagles in their formation in 1987, Murray went on to serve the club as Deputy Chair, then Director and eventually Chairman. Murray then went on to serve on the WA Football Commission for a further 10 years with 6 of those as Chairman.
Murray embarked on his hotelier journey at 27, when he brought The Nedlands Park Hotel that his father had previously leased. Restoring the hotel to its 1908 glory, the hotel soon became fondly known as ‘Steves’.
In 1984 Murray planted his first vines in Margaret River at our Burnside Vineyard, selling grapes for many years to Cape Mentelle.
In 1994 he and partner Brian Sierakowski began the development of the 30-hectare Calgardup Brook Vineyard, planting chardonnay in 2006.
Murray’s vineyard developments continued in 1998 with the purchase of a 75-hectare farm on Rocky Road. Just south of Witchcliffe, the vineyard is blessed with cooling Southern Ocean influences, a northerly aspect, plenty of sunshine and free draining, iron-stone gravel loam soil. Vines were first planted in 2001, the wine making facility built in 2007 and the vineyard achieved biodynamic certification in 2020.
The McHenry Hohnen Winery is a two-time Halliday Wine Companion Finalist “The Shortlist - Winery of the Year!” Featuring on both the 2022 & 2023 Shortlist!