Henschke

Henschke is a prestigious family-owned winery located in the Eden Valley of South Australia, renowned for producing some of the country's finest wines.Henschke is a prestigious family-owned winery located in the Eden Valley of South Australia, renowned for producing some of the country's finest wines.

History of Henschke Estate

The Henschke estate was established in 1868 by Johann Christian Henschke, who emigrated from Silesia, Germany, to Australia in the mid-19th century. The winery gained early recognition for its quality wines and has been passed down through generations, each contributing to its legacy.

Cyril Henschke, representing the third generation, was a pioneering winemaker who introduced single-vineyard wines, including the now-iconic Hill of Grace in 1958. His innovative approach and commitment to quality set the foundation for the estate’s modern reputation.

Today, the estate is managed by fifth-generation winemakers Stephen and Prue Henschke, who continue to uphold the family’s traditions while integrating sustainable and biodynamic farming practices. Under their leadership, Henschke has maintained its status as one of Australia’s premier wine producers, celebrated globally for its exceptional wines.

Region and Vineyards

The Henschke vineyards are located primarily in the Eden Valley, with some holdings in the Barossa Valley. The Eden Valley's elevation and cooler climate provide ideal conditions for growing premium grape varieties, particularly Shiraz, Riesling, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The soils in this region are diverse, ranging from sandy loam over clay to rocky schist, contributing to the complexity and unique character of the wines.

The Hill of Grace vineyard is perhaps the most famous, featuring some of the oldest Shiraz vines in the world, planted in the 1860s. These ancient, dry-grown vines produce grapes of remarkable depth and intensity, forming the backbone of Henschke’s flagship wine.

Other notable vineyards include Mount Edelstone, renowned for its Shiraz, and Lenswood in the Adelaide Hills, known for its cool-climate varieties.

Wine Range

Henschke offers a diverse range of wines, each reflecting the unique terroir of their respective vineyards. The portfolio includes:

  • Hill of Grace: An iconic single-vineyard Shiraz, known for its depth, complexity, and aging potential.
  • Mount Edelstone: Another distinguished Shiraz from ancient vines, celebrated for its rich flavors and elegant structure.
  • Keyneton Estate Euphonium: A harmonious blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot, showcasing the synergy of Barossa and Eden Valley fruit.
  • Johann’s Garden: A tribute to the early German settlers, this blend of Grenache, Mataro, and Shiraz is vibrant and aromatic.
  • Cyril Henschke Cabernet Sauvignon: Named after Cyril Henschke, this wine exemplifies the excellence of Eden Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Tilly’s Vineyard: A crisp and refreshing white blend, highlighting the diversity of the Henschke vineyards.

Did you know?

The Hill of Grace vineyard, located opposite the historic Gnadenberg Church, draws its name from the German term Gnadenberg, meaning "Hill of Grace." This vineyard, with vines over 150 years old, remains ungrafted and is one of the few pre-phylloxera vineyards in the world. The Henschke family’s dedication to preserving these ancient vines showcases their commitment to heritage and excellence in winemaking.

 
Australia
91 Robert Parker
Henschke Louis Semillon 2017
Henschke Louis Semillon 2017
The Henschke Louis Semillon is an exquisite expression from Eden Valley, showcasing the elegance and complexity of old vine Semillon. This wine is a testament to meticulous winemaking, offering a harmonious blend of citrus and floral notes with a refined minerality.
Louis Semillon 2017
27,90 €
Australia
93 Robert Parker
Henschke Henry's Seven 2022
Henschke Henry's Seven 2022
This complex and harmonious red wine honors the memory of Henry Evans, offering an exquisite fusion of Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro, and Viognier from the renowned Barossa wine region.
Henry's Seven 2022
39,00 €
Australia
94 Decanter
Henschke Croft Chardonnay 2019
Henschke Croft Chardonnay 2019

The Henschke Croft Chardonnay is an elegant and refined wine from the Adelaide Hills, showcasing the sophisticated balance and complexity of cool-climate Chardonnay. This wine reveals an exquisite harmony of fruit, acidity, and oak, a testament to the meticulous craftsmanship of Henschke's winemaking tradition.

Croft Chardonnay 2019
44,90 €
Australia
97 James Halliday
Henschke Julius Riesling 2022
Henschke Julius Riesling 2022
Experience the crisp elegance of Henschke Julius Riesling, a wine that captivates with its lively citrus flavors and floral aromas, underpinned by a refreshing mineral finish. Perfect for any occasion that calls for a touch of sophistication!
Julius Riesling 2022
45,90 €
Australia
94 Decanter
Henschke Johann's Garden 2018
Henschke Johann's Garden 2018
The Henschke Johann's Garden is an exquisite blend that pays homage to the early German pioneers of the Barossa Valley, delivering a symphony of rich, vibrant flavors and refined elegance.
Johann's Garden 2018
54,90 €
Australia
95 James Halliday
Henschke Keyneton Estate Euphonium 2018
Henschke Keyneton Estate Euphonium 2018
This blend from Henschke celebrates tradition and terroir, combining Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot to create a wine of exceptional depth and balance.
Keyneton Estate Euphonium 2018
61,50 €
Australia
96 James Halliday
Henschke Cyril Henschke Cabernet 2018
Henschke Cyril Henschke Cabernet 2018
Showcasing the meticulous craftsmanship of Henschke, the Cyril Henschke Cabernet offers a sublime balance of rich fruit and sophisticated structure.
Cyril Henschke Cabernet 2018
169,00 €
Australia
98 James Halliday
Henschke Mount Edelstone Shiraz 2018
Henschke Mount Edelstone Shiraz 2018
Henschke Mount Edelstone Shiraz is a prestigious single-vineyard wine from Eden Valley, South Australia. Known for its deep flavors and exceptional aging potential, this wine is a standout example of Australian Shiraz.
Mount Edelstone Shiraz 2018
215,00 €
Australia
99 James Halliday
Henschke Hill of Grace 2018
Henschke Hill of Grace 2018
The Hill of Grace by Henschke exemplifies the pinnacle of Australian winemaking, combining over 150 years of family tradition with exceptional vineyard management and winemaking expertise.
Hill of Grace 2018
765,00 €