We welcome you into our family wine business by creating unforgettable sensory experiences involving our award-winning wines and developing lifelong friends in the process.
The compulsion to make wine, when they started two decades ago, just seemed right. Then, with their first vintage already bottled, they unearthed a forgotten ancestor. In the late 1800's Pietro D'Orsa had planted a vineyard in a neighbouring region after arriving from his birth town on the Swiss/Italian border. This made sense of it all - it was in the blood. A sanguine event. Romantic eh! But true.
Sanguine Estate, a boutique vineyard and winery, is a truly family affair with owners/parents Tony and Lyn Hunter working alongside their children Jodi and Mark and daughter-in-law Melissa. Their Estate is located on the famous Cambrian soil – a fault line of ancient red rock pulverised over 510 million years into soil - and is just 8km (approx. 9mins drive) from the heart of the Heathcote township. With the combination of an incredible vineyard site producing outstanding fruit and the highly respected winemaking skills of Mark, Sanguine Estate produces exceptional wines, recognised through countless awards and trophies including the most coveted regional trophy the “Heathcote Grand Terroir” that Sanguine Estate has won 6 of the 9 times it has been awarded.
At Sanguine Estate’s TOP RED 5 star James Halliday rated winery, you can enjoy tastings of their highly awarded wines within the winery among fermentation tanks and barrels or on the terrace overlooking their beautiful property. Wines that can be enjoyed (provided they haven't sold out) include a range of Shiraz, Cabernets, Grenache, Tempranillo, Chardonnay and Rosé. With new plantings of Lagrein, Nebbiolo and Verdejo there are some exciting wines to come - ETA 2024.
Throughout the year Sanguine hosts several events tailored for wine lovers including the Sanguine Estate Music Festival a complete sensory extravaganza, the Heathcote on Show celebration in June where you’ll enjoy a gourmet menu with your glass of Sanguine wine or experience the ultimate in wine and food matching at our Annual Family Dinner in Melbourne.
Virtual Tour of Sanguine Estate
|11am to 5pm
|77 Shurans Lane, Heathcote Vic 3523, Australia
Victoria has seen the easing of the declared State of Emergency due to Covid19 allowing visitors to our region and cellar door. Although there are easing of restrictions we still need to abide by strict regulations around the safety of our staff and visitors. We need your help to ensure we can remain open so please: (1) Stay home and call to cancel your booking if - you are feeling unwell or have the following symptoms fever cough sore throat or shortness of breath and - have come into contact with someone with a positive COVID19 test (2) To manage the strict number of guests per cellar door please advise Jodi on 0409140507 if: a. you are unable to make your booking b. you would like to increase the number of guests joining you for the tasting c. you would like to bring pets or children with you to our cellar door (3) register your visit to our cellar door by scanning the Victoria Governments contact tracing QR code at the entrance to our cellar door. Note: sometimes you need to have the Services Victoria app open on your phone for this code to work. (4) follow instructions from staff and notices at the cellar door to ensure social distancing (5) maintain hygiene practices at the cellar door and make use of hand sanitizer provided (6) respect other visitors and staff and (7) please be patient with our staff as we learn these new procedures and maintain a safe environment for all.