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Trevor JonesWine of the Week

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.

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Winery of the Year

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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New releaseGet your copy of the 2015 Australian Wine Companion book

The all new James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2015 is the number one bestselling guide to wineries and wine in Australia. Keenly anticipated by winemakers, faithful collectors and wine lovers alike, the 2015 edition has been completely revised and updated to bring you up-to-the-minute information. 

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Ten Dark Horses 2015

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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Ten Best New Wineries 2015

The award for 2015 Best New Winery went to Flowstone Wines. Each of the wineries in this category has made its debut on Wine Companion with a five-star rating. View the full list of Best New Wineries.

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