Henschke was established in 1862 when early pioneer Johann Christian Henschke planted a small vineyard in Keyneton, South Australia. Recognised for its rich heritage, innovative spirit, and commitment to handcrafting exceptional wines, the Henschke family’s winemaking tradition spans generations. Today, it is fifth-generation winemaker Stephen Henschke and his viticulturist wife, Prue, at the helm. In recent years they have welcomed next-generation family members into the business.
Celebrated around the world, Henschke has become an iconic name, synonymous with quality. The estate produces an extensive range of wines, with a focus on exceptional, single-vineyard offerings, including the acclaimed Hill of Grace and Mount Edelstone - two of Australia’s cult wines. The vines on the Hill of Grace vineyard are over 150 years old, among the oldest in the world.
Fruit comes from 105 hectares of sustainable vineyards in the Eden Valley, Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills, with the majority farmed using the principles of biodynamics and organics. The purity of the fruit is retained through gentle handling and impeccable, minimal-intervention winemaking. With his feet firmly planted in the family's historical, European winemaking, Stephen uses traditional techniques and a holistic approach passed down through the generations.
The Henschke cellar door is housed in the original 1950s woolstore at the family property in Keyneton and features one of the remaining dry-stone walls of the 1860s grain barn, built by first-generation winemaker Johann Christian Henschke. These original buildings have been preserved and brought to life, in homage to 150 years of Henschke family winemaking.