Henschke - Hill of Grace

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Main Rd
Parrot Hill SA 5235
Australia
Phone: 08 8564 8223
Fax: 08 8564 8294
Email: info@henschke.com.au

Henschke - Hill of Grace is located in the Eden Valley wine region of South Australia's Barossa region.

Hill of Grace: this surely is one of the most evocative phrases in the world of wine. It is a translation from the German ‘Gnadenberg', a region in Silesia, and the name given to the lovely Lutheran Church across the road. For Henschke it is the name of both the vineyard and the wine that has so captured the heart of the red wine lover. The 8ha single vineyard on the original 32ha block sits at an altitude of 400m, and has an average rainfall of 520mm. It is situated at Parrot Hill, an isolated spot that was once an active village.

The land was originally granted to Charles Flaxman by land grant in 1842 for £1 per acre. It was then sold by George Fife Angas to Nicolaus Stanitzki in 1873, for £480. Following his death the property was transferred to his son Carl August Stanitzki in 1879, who later sold the vineyard and moved from the district. Paul Gotthard Henschke purchased the ineyard in 1891. After his death his sons and executors Paul Alfred and Julius Philip Henschke arranged the transfer to Julius Philip, who had married Ida Maria Magdalena Stanitzki, a daughter of Pauline and Anton Stanitzki (brother to Carl August Stanitzki). On Julius Philip's death in 1928 the property transferred to his wife.

In 1951 the property was purchased by Louis Edmund Henschke, a son of Paul Alfred Henschke, who worked the vineyard and property for nearly 40 years. The family continues to maintain the heritage.

 

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