Sunday, March 30, 2008

Eden Valley - Henschke Winery

Eden Valley is a small appellation right next to Barossa, but is hillier and considered cooler in climate. One of the most famous wineries in Australia is here - -Henschke. They are known for their very famous Hill of Grace vineyard with its 150 + year old shiraz grapes that create a wine that is rich, dark and chocolately. I met with Pru, the viticulture manager and she described the farming processes in Hill of Grace. I also had a wonderful tour of the winery and tasted through the wines that were available, but Hill of Grace had already sold out at $350 per bottle. The winery is quite amazing with some of the original old fermentation tanks which they still coat in wax each year before fermenting.

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