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A 40/30/30% blend of grenache, shiraz and mourvedre grown on the estate vineyard planted in the ’20s; maturation for 12 months in used French oak keeps the focus on the splendid fruit flavours. Presented blind, I'm sure I would be in McLaren Vale rather than the Barossa Valley.
The story of Keith and Alison Hentschke’s Hentley Farm should be compulsory reading for anyone seeking to establish a truly great vineyard, winery, and wine business from the ground up.
Keith started by enrolling in Agricultural Science and Wine Marketing at Roseworthy College, and on graduation was awarded the Gramp Hardy Smith Memorial Prize for Most Outstanding Student. His first job was with Elders, but he then moved into the wine industry in senior production and operational roles with Orlando Wyndham.
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The 2015 Dark Horse Winery of the Year was awarded to Haselgrove Winery. They were selected from an unusually large number of contenders, due in no small measure to the general outstanding 2012 vintage. View the complete list of Ten Dark Horse Wineries.
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