Owned by the Blackets until 2009 when it was sold to the well-known Henschke family. The Vineyard is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of the Mount Lofty ranges about 35 km east of Adelaide. Running from a ridge along Croft Road at Lenswood, it drops down to a small valley. It is surrounded by Mount Crawford Forest to the north and apple and cherry orchards and adjoining vineyards to the south and east.

Planted on an old apple orchard, the first plantings commenced in 1982 by one of Australia’s finest winemakers, Tim Knappstein, with the object of producing super-premium cool climate varieties including pinot noir, sauvignon blanc, gewürztraminer, chardonnay and semillon. In 2008, for the firstitme we planted 2 acres of Pinot Gris. It is anticipated the at the Henschkes will continue to improve the vineyard and introduce further varieties over the next few years.

 

Vineyard slideshow