Hentley Farm Wines

South Australia | Barossa Valley

James' Review

Keith and Alison Hentschke purchased Hentley Farm in 1997, as an old vineyard and mixed farming property. Keith has thoroughly impressive credentials, having studied agricultural science at Roseworthy, graduating with distinction, later adding an MBA. During the 1990s he had a senior production role with Orlando, before moving on to manage Fabal, one of Australia's largest vineyard management companies. Establishing Hentley Farm might seem all too easy, but it required all of his knowledge to create such a great vineyard. A total of 38.2ha were planted between 1999 and 2005. In '04 an adjoining 6.5ha vineyard, christened Clos Otto, was acquired. Shiraz dominates the plantings, with 32.5ha. Situated on the banks of Greenock Creek, the vineyard has red clay loam soils overlaying shattered limestone, lightly rocked slopes and little topsoil. 2015 Wine Companion Winery of the Year. Exports to the US and other major markets.

Details

Rating
Winemaker Andrew Quin
Established 1999
Dozens 20 000
Vineyards (area) 44.7 ha
Opening Hours 7 days 11-5
Address Cnr Jenke Road/Gerald Roberts Road, Seppeltsfield, SA 5355
Telephone (08) 8562 8427
Website www.hentleyfarm.com.au