Jamie Drummond on Food and Wine #98 Stephen and Prue Henshke

Jamie with Prue and Stephen Henshke in the Barossa Valley

Well, what do you know, whilst I was having a delightful lunch with Yalumba’s Jane Ferrari at a Barossa coffee shop in walked two living legends of Australian winemaking, Prue and Stephen Henschke of the iconic Henschke family winery.

What a fortuitous meeting!

After some brief introductions were made, next thing you know they had invited us back to their winery to observe the 2011 vintage’s pump-overs… I’ll admit that I was quite taken aback at both this random meeting and tremendous hospitality.

As I traversed the narrow catwalk and stood on the edge of the winery’s old open-top fermenters, filming the wines bubbling away underneath me, it suddenly occurred that there was a distinct possibility of me being overcome by the carbon dioxide and slipping into the 2011 Hill Of Grace, camcorder and all!

Thankfully this did not transpire, and after a great tank sampling session we filmed this little interview.

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