Sanguine Estate


Located on the famous 510 million year old Cambrian earth belt in central Heathcote, the Sanguine Estate vineyard was established by Tony and Linda Hunter in 1995.

Over a decade since the first vines at Sanguine Estate were carefully planted by family and friends, they discovered that Tony’s Great Great Grandfather, Pietro D’Orsa, had planted a vineyard nearby in the late 1800s so it has been in the blood all along.

Shiraz is the heart of their vineyard and son Mark Hunter, winemaker and viticulturist, ensures that nature is respected from vine to ferment by hand-picking and pruning the vines, fermenting fruit with its own wild yeasts in open fermenters and moving wine around the cellars using gravity. They also produce chardonnay, Tempranillo, Rosé and a cabernet blend.

The Hunter family, with daughter Jodi at the helm, do not do things by halves. Guests to the cellar door will be up close and personal with the inner sanctum of both the winery and barrel room whilst enjoying a complimentary wine tasting.

Notable annual events include the Sanguine Estate Music Festival in April/May, Heathcote on Show in June, Annual Wine Blending masterclasses in July and Annual Family dinners in August.