Corks 'N Forks - October Update

As you all probably know from recent articles in the hospitality and wider press, September 2018 marked the 150th anniversary of the Henschke family’s first commercial vintage in 1868. It is a significant occasion we intend to celebrate at our 7th annual Black Tie Henschke Dinner scheduled for 23 November at 7pm.

It was 1868 when Johann Christian Henschke established Henschke Cellars and produced his first commercial vintage on a small vineyard in Keyneton in South Australia’s Eden Valley. Since then, over six generations, winemaking has flowed in the family’s blood. With its foundation of strong family ties and traditional winemaking techniques, Henschke has become one of Australia’s most venerated wine labels. The brand produces some of the nation’s finest wines, with grapes sourced from the Eden Valley, Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills regions.

Our dinner will feature 7 Henschke wines – 3 whites, 4 reds - matched to a bespoke dinner menu created by the club’s Executive Chef Gary Ryley. Two of the wines will be first releases from Henschke to coincide with their 150th anniversary.

The first is 2017 ‘Percival’s Mill’ Gruner Ventliner, an Austrian indigenous grape well suited to Henschke’s Adelaide Hills vineyard. The second is a new 2015 red, ‘The Wheelwright’, made from low-yielding, ungrafted shiraz vines planted by Cyril Henschke 50 years ago. We’ll be serving ‘The Wheelwright’ and 2013 ‘Cyril’ Cabernet Sauvignon’ with cheese following our now traditional options game, with the winner to receive a nice prize.

Bookings for the Dinner are now open, and it’s always a good idea to book early. You can do so by contacting the Events Team on (02) 8273 2322 or

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