Hentley Farm Shiraz 2022
SPECIAL DOZEN BUY. Trophy Best Shiraz Barossa Wine Show 2023
Hentley Farm was established in 1997 by Keith and Alison Hentschke, who had a single vision to craft exceptional single estate wines from the Barossa Valley. Prior to this, Keith acquired impressive credentials studying Agricultural Science and Wine Marketing at Roseworthy College, where he graduated with the prestigious Gramp Hardy Smith Memorial Prize for the college’s most outstanding student, and garnered extensive experience working in the wine industry.
He made good use of these years, searching for the perfect site and consulting with local winemakers and viticulturalists, who told him to ‘Head north west (Barossa) and look for the red/brown soil over limestone’. Using an old soil map from the 1950’s to strategically locate the best parcels of land, they discovered a mixed farming property set among the rolling hills on the banks of Greenock Creek in Barossa’s west, with remarkable diversity of soil types, and varying aspects and altitudes.
In 2004, the estate was extended with the purchase of a neighbouring vineyard which shared the treasured natural amphitheatre of rolling hills that surround Hentley Farm and resultant diversity of site. This single estate of 150 acres is Hentley Farm.
Since 2008, Head Winemaker Andrew Quin has influenced the evolution of the vineyard with a focus on crafting modern wines from traditional Barossa varieties. With his firm conviction that the best wines are made in the vineyard, it is no surprise that Andrew was drawn to Hentley Farm after returning home from vintages in France and the USA.
Andrew’s approach to these wines is about thoughtful and minimal winemaking intervention – to craft wines of balance, power and elegance, with the distinct Hentley Farm hallmarks of vibrancy, velvet silky tannins, and intense flavour richness. Under Andrew’s care, Hentley Farm has cemented its position as one of Australia’s leading boutique wineries with accolades across the globe – including 2015 James Halliday Winery of the Year.
Set among the rolling hills on the banks of Greenock Creek, our Seppeltsfield vineyard naturally produces opulent Shiraz; saturated colour, deep fruit flavour intensity and soft, savoury tannins.
Each vintage, carefully selected parcels displaying the treasured characteristics of the property, craft this distinctive estate-grown Shiraz reflective of this exceptional site.
Best Shiraz Trophy – THE AP JOHN COOPERS TROPHY – Barossa Wine Show 2023
Best 2022 Shiraz – THE ROD SCHUBERT TROPHY – Barossa Wine Show 2023
94 points, Dave Brookes, Halliday Wine Companion “Hentley Farm does the contemporary take on western Barossa shiraz really well. Here it’s a blend of shiraz blocks across its Seppeltsfield estate. Deeply coloured and flush with macerated plum, boysenberry and black cherry fruits, oodles of spice, some purple floral top notes, chocolate bullets and ironstone. The oak slips back into the fruit like Homer Simpson into a hedge, not wanting to intrude on the star of the show. Plush, balanced and just a joy to drink. Great value.”
RRP $41 Our Special Price $29.99 when you buy a Dozen (12 bottles) of this wine.
|Region or Country
Australia, Barossa Valley