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Henschke, Australia

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Winery Name: Henschke, Australia
established 1861
Winemaker(s): Stephen Henschke
Other Details: The Henschke family is one of the longest-established names in the Barossa. Johann Christian Henschke purchased land for a farm at Keyneton in 1861, after fleeing religious persecution in Kutschlau, Silesia (Germany). He planted a small vineyard and an orchard, and after initially making wine for family consumption produced his first commercial vintage in 1868, believed to be principally riesling and shiraz. His son, Paul Gotthard, continued farming and winemaking and planted more vines to increase wine production. Upon his father's death in 1914, third-generation Paul Alfred took over the property and as demand for fortified wines grew, winemaking assumed greater significance.

Each generation built upon the reputation for quality, but it was fourth-generation Cyril Alfred Henschke who in 1958 created the wine that has most captured the red wine world's imagination - Hill of Grace. His first vintage of this shiraz was produced in 1958.

The Mount Edelstone, Hill of Grace, Eden Valley and Lenswood vineyards produce the range of Henschke wines, managed by viticulturist Prue Henschke and a result of her leading edge research and development. They vary from venerable dry-grown shiraz vineyards to the newer cooler-climate Lenswood vineyards supporting varieties such as pinot noir, chardonnay and merlot.
Appellation(s) / Region(s): Eden Valley
Adelaide Hills
Website: Henschke
Contact Details / Location: C.A. Henschke & Co.
PO Box 100
Keyneton S.A. 5353
Telephone +61 8 8564 8223
Fax +61 8 8564 8294
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