Henty Estate

Henty

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www.henty-estate.com.au

Address
657 Hensley Park Road, Hamilton, Vic 3300 (postal)
Hamilton
Henty VIC 3300
Telephone
(03) 5572 4446
Facsimilie
(03) 5572 4446
Opening Hours
Not
Winemaker
Peter Dixon
Established
1991
Dozen
1400
Vineyards
7 hectares

James' Review

Peter and Glenys Dixon have hastened slowly with Henty Estate. In 1991 they began the planting of 4.5ha of shiraz, 1ha each of cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay, and 0.5ha of riesling. In their words, ?we avoided the temptation to make wine until the vineyard was mature', establishing the winery in 2003. Encouraged by neighbour John Thomson, they have limited the yield to 3-4 tonnes per hectare on the VSP-trained, dry-grown vineyard.

Author: James Halliday


About this winery

Henty Estate is located on ancient volcanic soils at Hamilton in the Henty Wine Region of Victoria. Vines are dry grown and cropped at low levels producing fruit with intense flavours. This fruit is used in traditional wine making with open fermenting, hand plunging, basket pressing and maturation in high quality French oak. Wines styles produced are highly aromatic and fruit driven with fine tannins and supple texture.

Specialties

Cool climate Shiraz is the standout red variety displaying primary fruit flavours of blackberry and cherry with pepper and spices evident on the palate combined with fine silky tannins. Chardonnay is made with a portion matured in new French barriques adding texture and complexity to the citrus, lime and pear flavour profile with fine acid and minerality.

Stocklist

Download the latest stocklist - Current Stockists September 2012.xlsx

Distribution Information

Purchases can be made at any of our stockists listed or through our website with delivery via Australia Post.

International Sales Information

Not Available

Information Provided By: Henty Estate
  • Event name:
    Sheepvention
    Date:
    06 Aug 2012 to 07 Aug 2012
    Time:
    08:00:AM to 17:00:PM
    Price:
    $17.00
    Description:
    Sheepvention is Hamilton's biggest annual farming event. With a mix of competitions, entertainment, food and fashion, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Henty Estate will be featured in The Taste of the Great Southwest Marquee which includes a selection of gourmet food and wine producers. Tastings and sales will be available over the duration of this event.
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Outstanding winery capable of producing wines of very high quality, and did so this year. Also will usually have at least two wines rated at 95 points or above.

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