The Fenian label was born in 2012 with the first commercial release from winemaker Eammon (Ed) Donnelly.

Dental surgeon by profession, Ed’s passion for winemaking was initiated by neighbours T’Gallant Winemakers back in the late 90’s. What started as an odd evening helping out during vintage, soon became more than a passing interest.

For a number of years, Ed made small quantities of wine from grapes sourced from local vineyards on the Mornington Peninsula.

Ed enrolled at Charles Sturt University and completed his Associate Degree in Winegrowing in 2004.

In 2007 Ed worked a vintage with Red Hill Estate under the tutelage of Michael Kyberd and Luke Curry. Later that year, a vintage at the infamous Hugel Winery in Alsace, France cemented his passion.

2016 marks the start of an exciting new chapter with Fenian Wines now operating on a 6 acre vineyard with cellar door and winery.


Eammon (Ed) Donnelly