30 winemakers under 40 to watch (part two)

13. Johann Henschke (30)

A sixth generation member of one of Australia’s most prestigious wine dynasties, the Henschke family, 30-year- old Johann graduated with a degree in oenology from the University of Adelaide in 2005. He cut his winemaking teeth through stints at Leeuwin Estate in Margaret River, Felton Road in Central Otago, Isole e Olena in Tuscany and Arietta in the Napa Valley before returning to the Barossa Valley last year to work for the family business.

Henschke is currently focusing his attention on the estate’s cool climate vineyard at Lenswood in the Adelaide Hills. He is also co-chair of the Grüner Veltliner Group in the Adelaide Hills, dedicated to promoting the production of the aromatic white variety in the region. Organic and biodynamic practices in the vineyard are also high on his agenda.

One Response to “30 winemakers under 40 to watch (part two)”

  1. john Rogers says:

    One of the most arrogant winemakers around! Boring High and mighty attitude from someone born into it rather than working for it!

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