The Barossa’s very own Hentley Farm, has been awarded the prestigious Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy at the Melbourne Royal Wine Show for their 2021 Old Legend Grenache.
The single estate boutique winery in Seppeltsfield, was established in 1997 by Keith and Alison Hentschke, who had a vision to craft exceptional single estate wines from the Barossa Valley.
“We have long seen ourselves as the leading producers of Grenache and we are thrilled that the 2021 Old Legend Grenache was the recipient of the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy,” Keith said.
“We set ourselves a target to be the best wine producer in Australia.
“This trophy is recognition of the dedication and hard work Andrew, Siobhan and our winemaking and viticulture teams put into making exceptional quality wines.”
For 60 years, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy has been presented in recognition of services rendered to the advancement of the Australian Wine Industry.
In addition to winning the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy, the 2021 Old Legend Grenache also received the Best Grenache of the Show.
‘“We are very proud with the continued recognition we have received at the largest and most respected wine shows in the country.
“To take home the Jimmy Watson Memorial is the epitome of success,” Hentley Farm Chief Winemaker, Mr Andrew Quin said.
“It brings me great excitement to share this remarkable win with our Hentley Farm team, the Barossa community and our members.”
For a long period of time, Grenache has been a work horse of the Barossa and the foundation variety for the region’s world renown fortified wines, the win showcasing the growing popularity of the Grenache as a single varietal.