Prue Henschke on iconic Eden Valley shiraz: S9E6

Prue Henschke is the viticulturist behind Henschke Wines, one of the most revered names in Australian wine.

The company is best known for Hill of Grace and Mount Edelstone, its iconic single vineyard shirazes produced from some of the world’s oldest vines at its estate in Eden Valley, South Australia.

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Prue Henschke has worked with her husband Stephen in the family wine business since 1980.

The occasion is the recent launch of the 2016 Henschke single vineyard shirazes, an appropriate juncture to discuss the evolution of these wines under Prue and Stephen’s stewardship.

Stephen and Prue Henschke
Stephen and Prue Henschke

Most Australian wine drinkers are likely familiar with the style of Barossa Valley shiraz, but I think Eden Valley is possibly less well understood.

I started the episode by asking Prue about the fundamental differences between the wines from these two neighbouring regions.

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Author: James Atkinson

Journalist specialising in the food, drink, travel and hospitality arenas. Australian International Beer Awards 2017 Media Award Winner and Certified Cicerone®.

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