The Henschke family have been making wine at their estate in the Eden Valley since 1868. Fifth-generation winemaker Stephen Henschke took over running the winery in 1979. Together with his viticulturist wife Prue, they have taken their two single vineyards, Hill of Grace and Mount Edelstone, and transformed them into two of Australia’s most sought-after wines. Through a combination of great viticulture from Prue, and winemaking from Stephen, they have built upon their inheritance and turned this traditional producer into one that is recognised by savvy wine drinkers throughout the world.
The Pinot Noir vineyard has been named after Charles Giles, an early pioneer whose descendants had managed the property as an apple orchard since 1864. This single vineyard wine has become more intense and complex as the vines have reached maturity and are producing fruit of outstanding quality. Yields are low, boosting this natural complexity and quality.
Tasting Note: The palate has a sleek, succulent feel with a very juicy array of smooth tannins that carry red-cherry, raspberry and strawberry flavors long and fresh.