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“The Henschke family is one of the longest-established wine names in the Barossa. Johann Christian Henschke purchased land for a farm at Keyneton in 1861 and planted a small vineyard and orchard, and produced his first commercial vintage in 1868. His son, Paul Gotthard, continued farming and winemaking and planted more vines to increase wine production. Upon his father’s death in 1914, third-generation Paul Alfred took over the property and as demand for fortified wines grew, winemaking assumed greater significance. Each generation built upon the reputation for quality, but it was fourth-generation Cyril Alfred Henschke who in 1958 created the wine that has most captured the red wine world’s imagination – Hill of Grace. His first vintage of this Shiraz was produced in 1958.
Today, fifth-generation Stephen Henschke and his wife Prue uphold the family name and reputation, as winemaker and viticulturist respectively. The original two-storey cellar, built into the side of the hill in time for the 1868 vintage, has been added to throughout the generations. Now covered with ivy, the stone building retains an old-world charm with its open fermenters and winemaking memorabilia on display.”

Eden Valley

The Eden Valley is between 400 and 600 metres in the Barossa Range, part of the Mount Lofty Range. It shares it historical roots with the Barossa Valley. Yalumba has substantial vineyard holdings, and a winery at Angaston, the site of the first vines planted by founder Samuel Smith in 1849. The cool climate provides ideal conditions for the production of high quality Riesling, Chardonnay and Shiraz wine.

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Henschke Hill of Grace Museum Release gift set

From a tiny four-hectare site in South Australia’s Eden Valley, overlooked by the spire of the historic Gnadenberg church, the Henschke family’s single-vineyard, low-yielding ancestor vine shiraz has quietly carved out a name alongside the great single vineyard wines of the world.

The 2005 and 2006 Henschke Hill of Grace, both rated by Stephen and Prue Henschke as exceptional vintages, have been kept aside in the family cellars in perfect cellaring conditions for collectors of back-vintage wines. They tell the story of a unique single vineyard, two distinct seasons and a family of winemakers.

The wines have guaranteed authenticity and provenance and are available as a pair, in an extremely limited release and are presented in a custom-made timber box with a booklet of stories, history, tasting notes, technical information and foreword by James Halliday.

Hill Of Grace 2005
“Very good retention of hue; the bouquet is now moving into secondary mode, with a seamless fusion of the black fruits, oak and tannins. There are highways and byways to explore, but you always come back to the point of departure. Along the way nuances of red fruits have joined in, and the spices previously locked away are now great contributors to the wine. Whereas the ’06 still needs time, this is open for business, and will likely be at its best over the next 9–10 years…”
Rating 96
James Halliday, Halliday 2017 Wine Companion, 4 August 2016

Hill of Grace 2006
“Excellent colour; this is living up to the promise it had when first tasted in Mar ’10; this is still incredibly youthful, its black fruits heightened rather than threatened by the firm tannins on the finish. With the advantage of hindsight, the initial drink-to date of ’26 can be taken out to ’46. The screwcap was a game changer from the outset, but has particular importance for great vintages like this…”
Rating 98
James Halliday, Halliday 2017 Wine Companion, 4 August 2016

The price includes a bottle each of 2005 and 2006 Hill of Grace in a specifically designed wooden gift box and includes a notes describing the winery and wine.

We actually have two of these sets but have advertised the other as individual bottles. Should you require a second set, please contact us.

Producer: , Colour: RedRegion: South Australia, Eden ValleyVintage: 2005 & 2006SKU: HENSC11

£975.00 per case

1 in stock

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