This Barossa gem is Australian wine at its finest

The whole experience is housed in the original 1950s wool store at the family property in Keyneton, 82km northeast of Adelaide in the Eden Valley wine region of the Barossa.

First-generation winemaker Johann Christian Henschke, who was a stonemason and wheelwright by trade, built the original barn here in the 1860s and one of the few remaining dry-stone walls is a beautiful feature of the cellar door to this day.

Henschke Cellar Door in Eden Valley, South Australia
Henschke Cellar Door in Eden Valley, South Australia

They opened it up to the public in 2018 to celebrate their 150th anniversary and it features a huge tasting area, courtyard, underground wine tanks, private tasting room, and the Henschke wine room, with the full family collection on display.

All in all, this is an absolute must for any wine fan. The property is stunning, the wines are out of this world, and the staff are amazing, particularly the little sausage dogs that stand guard over the winery.

Current winemaker Stephen Carl Henschke and viticulturist wife Prue call themselves “the current keepers of the flame” and work tirelessly to create sustainability in their vineyards, using organic and biodynamic principles. Australian wine at its finest.

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