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Eden Valley

Compared with the neighbouring Barossa Valley, the vineyards are sparser in the Eden Valley. It’s significantly higher up as well, with cooler nights, and soils specked with mica, quartz and Angaston marble. It’s a region of ancient gum trees and rolling hills. And I love it.

Henschke

Star Cellar Door

(08) 8564 8223
henschke.com.au

The name Henschke should not be unfamiliar to anyone with even a passing interest in wine. They are Australian wine royalty and their stellar Hill of Grace Shiraz, planted in the 1860s, is one of the most iconic vineyards in Australia and arguably the finest single-vineyard wine in the country.

The Henschke Cellar Door, housed in the original 1860s grain barn and built from field stone and mud by first-generation winemaker Johann Christian Henschke, is a recent renovation that has taken their offering to a new level.

If you are after something really special, there is the Hill of Grace Experience, where you get the opportunity to visit the vineyard and try the wine along with other flagship offerings in the range. DAVID BROOKES

OUTSTANDING WINE: 2015 Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz, A$865

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