Ekhidna Winery

The Ekhidna Story


In what has been described as “the most authentic and enjoyable wine experience in the Vale”, Ekhidna’s McLaren Vale cellar door features handcrafted wines, beers, and cider from winemaker Matt Rechner. Be prepared for some pleasant surprises! Irrepressible, ever laughing, talented winemaker owner Matt Rechner is almost always on hand answering questions, offering advice and fussing over his visitors. His many achievements includes a trophy for Australia’s Best Shiraz. The Ekhidna McLaren Vale cellar door not only offers tastings of Matt’s excellent handcrafted wines but adds tastings of sensational handmade beers including his unique highly sought after “ekhidna Ginger Beer”. Completing the taste experience is the “ekhidna kitchen”, full of talent, turning out beautiful tapas and a la carte meals. Ekhidna Kitchen has an enviable high reputation amongst locals, which is a sure sign of a good thing! Matt and his super friendly staff will make your Vale visit a highlight … hope to see you soon.

Location Description

Located in the heart of the famous McLaren Vale wine region.


  • Produce best wines.

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Matt Rechner

Practices & Techniques

The winery has been designed for our unique winemaking techniques, to allow for the ‘cold soaking’ and ‘reduction’ processes which gives our wines their amazing intensity and softness. All of our wines are then stored in a careful selection of French and American Oak for a minimum of 24 months. We don’t use stainless steel tanks for storage only 100 percent oak barrels.

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3 Foggo Rd
McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171

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