Hedonist Wines

South Australia | McLaren Vale

James' Review

Walter Clappis has been making wine in McLaren Vale for almost 40 years, and over that time has won innumerable trophies and gold medals, including the prestigious George Mackey Memorial Trophy with his 2009 The Hedonist Shiraz, chosen as the best wine exported from Australia that year. He now has daughter Kimberley and son-in-law James Cooter (both with impressive CVs) supporting him on the winery floor. The estate plantings of shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, tempranillo and grenache are the cornerstone of the business. Exports include the UK, the US, Canada, Singapore, Thailand and China.


The winemaking team consists of Walter Clappis, a veteran winemaker of 40 plus vintages, daughter, Kimberly and her partner James Cooter. Walter's experience and wisdom plus the energy and enthusiasm of the new generation has created the eprfect balance int he winery. All the wines reflect a purity which is consistent with the winemakers and thier philosophies.


Shiraz, Rose, Grenache, Cabernet, Tempranillo, Sangiovese

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

Festival City Wines - SA, Vic, NT | Whole Bunch Wines - NSW | Australian Independent Wine Wholesalers - QLD | Claret & Co - WA

International Sales Information

ABS Wine Agencies - UK, EU, Russia | AWines - Japan | Cult Wine - New Zealand | Inland Trading Co - Canada, Singapore | SC Bangkok Marketing Co - Thailand


Hedonist Wines logo
Winemaker Walter Clappis, Kimberly & James Cooter
Established 1982
Dozens 18 000
Vineyards (area) 35 ha
Opening Hours Appointment only
Address Rifle Range Road, McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Telephone (08) 8323 8818
Website www.hedonistwines.com.au