South Australia, Australia
Australia is home to some of the oldest vines in the world and, as one of the country’s First Families of Wine, the Henschkes have been making wine in the Barossa Valley for over 150 years. They don’t just offer guests an unsurpassed introduction to their range but unforgettable experiences incorporating the broader region and fellow winemakers.
The famous Hill of Grace vineyard was first planted in 1860 and Henschke has made a Shiraz exclusively from these old vines since 1958. The Mount Edelstone vineyard this year produced its 65th consecutive vintage, believed to be the longest running single-site Shiraz in Australia. You learn about and sample all of these at the sleek cellar door, constructed within the original nineteenth century Grain Barn, where family is key. This heritage estate now employs organic and biodynamic farming principles as part of a sustainability mindset that will see it flourish well beyond the sixth generation now taking care of it. We are sure it will be on our list for many years to come.
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