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Located on the island of Nantucket, this boutique experience of world class wines and award winning food will forever change you. Over the past 22 years, the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival has become one of the most celebrated wine and food events in the country.  

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Hentley Farm Wines Tasting

Code Price Date Time Location  
GWT-10
$175.00
5/18/18
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Private Home

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Set among the rolling hills on the banks of Greenock Creek at Seppeltsfield in Australia’s Western Barossa Valley, Hentley Farm is a boutique, single estate winery that produces distinctive wines reflective of the exceptional site. Owners Keith Hentschke and wife Alison acquired the 150-acre vineyard in the 1990’s, they knew that careful vineyard selection was imperative to producing high-quality wines while implementing sustainable environmental practices. The first wines were released in 2002 and have quickly become one of the highest rated wineries in Australia.  Hentley Farm was awarded the Australian 2015 Winery of the Year by wine writer James Halliday.  Join Keith for a vertical tasting of Hentley Farm’s limited production, old-vine, single vineyard masterpiece, Clos Otto Shiraz.  Guests will be wowed by the marriage of power and elegance through various stages of aging and vintage specific character.

Featured Wines:

  • 2014 Hentley Farm, Clos Otto Shiraz, Barossa
  • 2013 Hentley Farm, Clos Otto Shiraz, Barossa
  • 2012 Hentley Farm, Clos Otto Shiraz, Barossa
  • 2011 Hentley Farm, Clos Otto Shiraz, Barossa
  • 2010 Hentley Farm, Clos Otto Shiraz, Barossa

 

Keith Hentschke, Founder, Hentley Farm Wines

Before founding Hentley Farm in 1997, Keith had come from an extensive work and study background within the wine and agricultural industry. While the Henstchke family originally settled in the Barossa Valley in 1842, and their descendants remained there for many generations, Keith grew up on a family property at Lameroo. He studied Agricultural Science and Wine Marketing at Roseworthy College, and at graduation was awarded the prestigious Gramp Hardy Smith Memorial Prize for the college’s most outstanding student. He then worked for Elders, before following his heart into the wine industry and gaining senior production and operational roles at Orlando Wyndham, Fabal (a vineyard management company) and Nepenthe.

In the 1990s, Keith and Alison undertook extensive research with local Barossa Valley winemakers and soil scientists, aiming to find out where the best red wine grapes were believed to be produced. Their research pointed them towards the red brown soils in Western Barossa, and the quality of red wines already being made in the area confirmed the selection of Seppeltsfield as their preferred area. Keith used an old 1950s soil map of the region to strategically locate parcels of land and after a number of years acquired Hentley Farm; an old 100-acre vineyard and mixed farming property on the banks of Greenock Creek in Seppeltsfield.

Beginning with plantings in 1997, then another major planting in 1999, Keith took a thorough farming approach with the view that getting things right in the vineyard was the essential first step before he could even consider making wine. In the early 2000s, the estate was extended with the purchase of the neighboring Clos Otto block, and the first Hentley Farm wines were released in 2002.