Liberty Wines appointed UK agent for Henschke
Liberty Wines has added one of the world’s most iconic producers to its portfolio by becoming the UK agent for Henschke.
The family-owned winery in Australia’s Eden Valley produces world-famous fine wines on its Hill of Grace and Mount Edelstone vineyards. Prue and Stephen Henschke have another vineyard called Lenswood in the Adelaide Hills, and all of their land is farmed using biodynamic principles.
The wines were previously distributed by Enotria in the UK.
Stephen Henschke said: “We have had a long history of selling our wines to customers in the UK going back to the mid-1980s, leading the fine-wine story from Australia.
“We would like to thank Enotria & Coe for their hard work over the last decade establishing a strong base for Henschke in the UK.
“We are confident that Liberty Wines’ expertise with Australian wines and its broad customer base will enable us to build on our success to date.”
David Gleave MW, managing director of Liberty Wines, added: “Henschke is a world-class addition to our premium Australia portfolio, perfectly complementing our existing South Australia producers and strengthening our offering from the Eden Valley.
“Prue and Stephen’s firm commitment to quality, sustainability and innovation, combined with their wealth of very old, low-yielding vines, is giving wines of exceptional quality, which we look forward to selling.
“It is also nice to see that the future of the estate is in safe hands as the next generation – winemaker Johann, marketer Justine and ambassador Andreas – is now actively involved in the family business.”