Treasure Trove of McLaren Vale Grenache

Treasure Trove of McLaren Vale Grenache

2022 Grenache, McLaren Vale, South Australia

The Dandelion Vineyards' Treasure Trove is the McLaren Vale Grenache…



The Treasure Trove is a part of our Firehawk Farm, a single biodynamically run vineyard perched atop an ancient ridge overlooking McLaren Vale the Willunga escarpment and the Gulf St Vincent. Firehawk is our Native Bird of Prey that soars over our vineyards; acting as scarecrow to other birds, rabbits and the like that eat ripening grapes.

Selected bunches were handpicked by family and friends in early March. We gently crushed two thirds of the fruit over whole bunches into open top fermenters. After 7 days of fermentation the wine was basket pressed into French oak barrels, some new and the balance seasoned. This was followed by 16 months maturation with minimal winemaking artefact before bottling, to capture the essence of the vineyard. The wine will reward cellaring and decanting.


  • The Real Review, Aaron Brasher (23rd Dec 2023) – 94 Points, Silver Medal
  • Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards 2024 – Silver Medal
  • Wine Pilot (9th Jan 2024) – 94 Points

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"This is a highly impressive partnership... It brings together vineyards spread across the Adelaide Hills, Eden Valley, Langhorne Creek, McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Fleurieu Peninsula. Elena is not only the beautiful wife of industry dilettante Zar Brooks, but also an exceptionally gifted winemaker.”
James Halliday, 2021 Australian Wine Companion

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