In case you completely missed the news (which may just have been impossible), Chris Hemsworth was in South Australia this weekend. That’s right, the Thor hottie made his first ever trip to the Barossa Valley to continue his week of celebrating all things Aussie.
With a known passion for Australian wine, Chris visited the region as a guest of Jacob’s Creek for a first hand experience at what it takes to blend their Double Barrel wine, uniquely finished in aged whisky barrels.
The 2018 vintage received the VIP treatment with Chris blending his own Shiraz and crowning the Hemsworth block. During his first visit to the Barossa, Chris spent a few days getting to know the Jacob’s Creek winemaking team and the celebrated wine region that’s home to the winery.
Chris says that it has been a privilege to see much of Australia and the world, but getting to the Barossa during vintage is an experience he won’t forget.
“We’ve been warmly welcomed in the Barossa by the Jacob’s Creek team who have taken us into their home and shown us what makes this place and its wines world class,” he said.
The visit comes off the back of Chris’ voice over part in the Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel Two Barrels, One Soul commercial that was released late last year.
The development of the Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel range has been a complex undertaking that has taken years to perfect. Following a great deal of experimentation, the winemakers discovered whisky barrels produced the best results for what they wanted to achieve. Matured in wine barrels, the wine is finished in aged whisky barrels for a richer, deeper and smoother finish.
The award-winning Double Barrel range brings to life the spirit of innovation and expertise of the Jacob’s Creek winemaking team. The range includes a Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz Cabernet, alongside a new release Chardonnay – the first white wine for the range. The wines are available from all good liquor stores.
So, turns out Chris Hemsworth loves South Australia and all it’s offerings, just as much as we do. We really hope that this means he’ll be retuning pretty soon. We’ll be ready and waiting.