Henschke in 2024 – limited releases indeed

Hands of the 5th and 7th generations on a Hill of Grace vine

Volumes of their keenly anticipated 2019 single-vineyard wines are so low that they are also releasing a couple of their museum treasures this year. Above, Duy Dash's picture of Henschke hands on one of the 160-year-old Hill of Grace Shiraz vines.

Today the Henschke family of Eden Valley in South Australia launch their single-vineyard 2019s, but the quantities produced in 2019 were tiny, just 10% of an average crop in some cases. (See the chart below for Hill of Grace.)

Hill of Grace vintage variation chart

Winter was dry, but their mulch and carefully nurtured compost protected the roots of the dry-grown vines throughout an exceptionally...