About The Wine
Henry's Seven is not seven varieties, or seven wonders of South Australia, but refers to the the first seven acres of vineyard planted at Keyneton in the Eden Valley by Henry Evans back in 1853. Excellent foresight Henry.
This is bright, creamy and luscious blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro, with some Viognier co-fermented with the Shiraz. A voluptuous rather than powerful red, with mostly seasoned oak playing no part in the flavour profile.
The first of the great Henschke winemaking family was Johann Christian Henschke, who arrived in Australia in 1841, settled in Krondorf initially and bought land in Keyneton (known locally as North Rhine!) in 1862 to plant vines and make wine. The first Henschke wines sales were back in 1868. They have hardly stopped since...
Now into their sixth generation of winemaking, owners Stephen and Prue have overseen the development of Henschke into one of the world's great wine labels, with perhaps Australia's most famous vineyard, the majestic Hill of Grace.