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No. 7 in The Adelaide Review HOT 100 WINES

Posted 10 December, 2018
Since its inception 12 years ago, the Adelaide Review's HOT 100 WINES Competition and publication has captured the imagination of the South Australian wine industry with its annual search for South Australia's most drinkable wines. Keeping the show and publication fresh and relevant by introducing a theme each year, this year that theme was,  'The Future Is Now', which recognises the people and trends shaping the industry. Hentley Farm is delighted to have not one, but two wines listed in the top 100 including the 2017 Old Legend Grenache, and…

2017 Stray Wins at SIWC

Posted 16 November, 2018
A great result at the 2019 Sydney International Wine Competition, from our 'Stray' - Hentley Farm's 2017 'The Stray Mongrel' Grenache Shiraz Zinfandel receiving a Blue-Gold Medal and placing in the Top 100. (more…)

Two Hats, Again! 2019 Good Food Awards

Posted 08 October, 2018
The annual audit of Australian dining, aka the Good Food Guide Awards launched this week, seeing it notch up a second year as a national guide. It's a tough industry, and as editor Myffy Rigby notes, it has been the toughest year in hospitality since the GFC. But when the going gets tough, the tough get going. A few clever high-profile chefs have read the market, delivering exceptional offerings and reaping the rewards.  Punching above weight against the big city restaurants was a common theme this year, and it is…

Clos Otto Shiraz classified amongst Australia’s best & most collectable.

Posted 04 September, 2018
Langton's Classification comes around only every four years…It is arguably the most famous and widely-respected wine Classification outside Europe. The latest edition of the Langton’s Classification contains only the best, highest performing, most collected, prestigious and beloved Australian wines,  and to have Hentley Farm's Clos Otto Shiraz feature in the latest Langton’s Classification Charter is an amazing feat in its first year of eligibility (10 years in market).  This recognition further cements Clos Otto as one of Australia’s most iconic and desirable wines and is true testament to the passion…

Another Impressive Win for Hentley Farm!

Posted 27 August, 2018
The highly anticipated new vintage release of ‘The Beast’ is looking even more exciting after this impressive win!  The Marananga Wine Show is one of the most relevant wine shows for Hentley Farm, as we only compete against wines from our highly regarded Shiraz-dominant sub-region.  This year, Hentley Farm bought home BEST 2016 SHIRAZ TROPHY and BEST WINE OF SHOW, for the 2016 'The Beast' Shiraz, due to be released next month.

2018 Vintage Report

Posted 05 June, 2018
"Good things come to those who wait”.   Nearly everything about the 2018 vintage happened more slowly than usual and we will be rewarded with wines showing a perfect mix of power and elegance. Although we had to wait until July for rains to arrive, the 2017 calendar year rainfall was a once- in-a-30- year event.  The long-term weather pattern of two above average rainfall years being followed by a relatively dry year, was seemingly broken, as although we were expecting dryer conditions, we received 120mm above average rainfall, with…

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