It’s already been a big year for Henschke: they’ve celebrating 150 years of family winemaking, plus they’ve released a book.
And now they’ve welcomed perhaps their most highly-anticipated addition: a new cellar door.
Housed in the original 1860s Grain Barn on their Keyneton property, the cellar door officially opens on November 24.
The cellar door will be open six days for tastings, including extended hours of 9am-4.30pm on Saturdays. (On public holidays, opening hours will be 10am-3pm).
The Henschke property was first purchased by Johann Christian Henschke for both a winery and a farm. An early pioneer of South Australia, the stonemason and wheelwright arrived from Brandenburg in 1841.
The Grain Barn was built around 1862 from field stone and mud, and the Woolshed was built alongside around 1952, including an underground wine tanks, a shearing shed and sheep yards.
The original dry-stone walls of the old Grain Barn have been preserved and brought to life in the new cellar door, designer by Jamie Gladigau of JBG Architects.
Working with the fifth and sixth generation of the Henschke family, stylists Jacqui Dunn and Trudi Newson of The Travelling Stylist have reimagined the Henschke tasting experience with a mix of heritage and contemporary pieces.
The former Henschke cellar door will become a private tasting room for Henschke’s VIP Tours (you can find out more about these here).
The Henschke family is celebrating the launch of the new cellar door with an open day on November 24. The family-friendly event will include complimentary wine tastings and finger food, live music, and wines available by the glass. It’s on 11am-3pm, with the official unveiling at 1pm.
Henschke is at 1428 Keyneton Road, Keyneton. See more at henschke.com.au.