Established in 1868, Henschke is resolute in its desire for complete integration of vineyard and winery, through six generations of family grape-growing and winemaking tradition in the Eden Valley and Barossa Valley.
To celebrate the Henschke portfolio of globally acclaimed wines, we welcome you to join 6th Generation Justine Henschke in an exclusive weekend, on 28-30 May 2021, when guests will experience wines that are recognised around the world for their exceptional quality, innovation and sustainability in the vineyard.
As the much-anticipated Shiraz’s – 2016 Hill of Grace, 2016 Hill of Roses and 2016 Mount Edelstone will be globally released in early May, be one of the first in Australia to experience these three exceptional wines. Stephen Henschke comments – “Following the classically-styled 2015 vintage in the Eden Valley, dry and favourable weather in the 2016 vintage ensured excellent ripening in the ancient Hill of Grace and Mount Edelstone vineyards. These wines are unmistakable in their origins and are destined for a long life.”
Throughout the weekend, 23 Henschke wines, inclusive of rare vintages from the Henschke museum, will be showcased when dining, at sunset, with the Firepit BBQ lunch, throughout the Single Vineyard Masterclass, hosted by Justine, and at the celebratory Gala Dinner when paired with Head Chef, Dean Alsford’s stunning degustation menu.
4th Generation Cyril Henschke was one of Australia’s pioneers of dry table wines and single vineyards wines of which guests will experience eight of in the Saturday afternoon Masterclass – inclusive of the 2016 Mount Edelstone shiraz, the 64th release and arguably Australia’s longest consecutively-produced single-vineyard wine.
Prue Henschke, one of Australia’s most talented and dedicated botanically trained viticulturists sees many benefits in incorporating organic and biodynamic principles, such as biodynamic compost, straw mulching and introducing native plants into the vineyards to encourage beneficial insects for pest management. “Nourishing the land is vital for connecting healthy soils and healthy vines, producing fruit with vivid varietal flavours and gives the vines a buffer against climatic extremes,” says Prue. “Sustainability in the vineyards has always been our goal; we aspire to tread as lightly as possible on our land.”
The Henschke family are mindful of their role as custodians of the Henschke vineyards and their need to nurture them for future generations.
You will also have time to relax in the stunning surrounds of South East Queensland’s only Luxury Lodge of Australia, treat yourself to a day spa experience, or explore the surrounding World Heritage-listed National Park on foot or mountain bike. This intimate experience is reserved exclusively for just 22 guests.
To reserve your place at this exclusive event call 07 4666 1083.
Justine has been working with her family’s historic winery Henschke, since she was very young. Established by her ancestors in 1868, Henschke now celebrates over 150 years of winemaking.
Justine has a strong history with wine and subsequently food too, through work, travel and study. She joined the small winemaking team in the red wine cellar at Henschke through vintages 2007 and 2008.
Eager to expand her wine knowledge, Justine graduated from a number of wine qualifications including the Court of Master Sommeliers Introductory Sommelier Certificate and WSET Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits, before re-joining the family business at the beginning of 2015.