Henschke awarded Wine Enthusiast’s 2021 New World Winery of the Year
The Henschke Award Winning Wine
Henschke has just joined an illustrious line-up of Wine Enthusiast Wine Star Award winners, being named the 2021 New World Winery of the Year.
“Among the most important and revered winemaking names in Australia”
Christina Pickard, contributing Editor of the international wine journal Wine Enthusiast, said:
“The Henschke family has been making wine for more than 150 years in South Australia. Fifth-generation Stephen Henschke is at the winemaking helm. His wife, Prue, is a renowned viticulturist, with the sixth generation in children Johann, Justine and Andreas also involved in running the business. Henschke is home to one of the most famous single vineyards in the world, Hill of Grace, in the Eden Valley. The latest release of Hill of Grace, the 2016 vintage, has been praised as one of the best yet. Last year, the Henschke Lenswood Vineyard in the Adelaide Hills was destroyed by wildfires, yet life goes on—the vines are regenerating with a hopeful 2022 vintage. Henschke is among the most important and revered winemaking names in Australia, representing the country’s rich history, winemaking tradition, strong environmental values and innovation.”
“Absolutely honoured” Stephen Henschke
“We are absolutely honoured to be named ‘New World Winery of the Year’ in the 2021 Wine Enthusiast Wine Star Awards,” said owner and chief winemaker Stephen Henschke.
“To be one of only two Australian wine brands nominated in 2021 by such a highly respected international publication was wonderful news and we’re extremely proud to be representing family-owned wineries of Australia, with strong environmental values and a passion for hand-crafted, high-quality wines from precious, historic vineyards.”
“Better” rather than “bigger”
“Our philosophy has always been to be ‘better’ rather than ‘bigger’. My father Cyril, fourth-generation Henschke winemaker, pioneered single-varietal and single-vineyard wines, with his greatest legacy being the creation of Mount Edelstone and Hill of Grace in the 1950s; shiraz wines from the Eden Valley that have become an integral part of Australia’s fine wine history.”
Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz Eden Valley 2016
This magnificent red is seamless and creamy, with complex details creating a balanced chorus of flavors, showing notes of white truffle, maraschino cherry, succulent apricot, dark roast coffee, salted caramel and toasted cumin seed. Though full-bodied, this is so polished and supple it has an effortless air about it, with a long, epic finish. Shiraz. Drink now through 2036.
Henschke Mount Edelstone Shiraz Eden Valley 2016
Aromatic and elegant, but definitely not shy, showing rich, pure wild blackberry puree, huckleberry and blueberry pie flavors on a silky frame, with details of Earl Grey tea, palo santo, cigar box and salted dark chocolate. Ends with a tremendous finish that goes on and on. Drink now through 2046.