The shining star of the Eden Valley sub-region, just over the hill from Angaston in the eastern Barossa, is Henschke. The vineyards here have been producing grapes for more than 150 years – plenty of time for the Henschkes to figure out how to make a great red. And indeed, their Hill of Grace Shiraz – big, booming and velvety – is second only to Penfolds Grange on most people’s lists of vin rouge must-dos.
The Hill of Grace Experience ($150) is your chance to slip some across your lips, with tastings, a winery tour, and a look around the namesake Hill of Grace vineyard, with its chunky vines and cute stone chapel. Or book a visit to Henschke’s cellar door for a suite of less wallet-threatening tasting experiences, starting at $10 (waived if you buy a bottle). The cellar door itself is an old-meets-new fusion of stone, steel and stylin’ stools. And if you’re in Adelaide, don’t miss a top-flight meal at the Hill of Grace restaurant at the Adelaide Oval.