20 Jun Hentley Farm Winery
This week Laurie talked Auistralian wine with Andrew Quin of Hentley Farm in the Barossa Valley. Mr. Quin has taken a slightly unusual road to winemaking, transitioning from his original field of study – horticulture. For Andrew, winemaking provided an unparalleled opportunity to combine scientific knowledge with his artistic flair, in the pursuit of creating something that others could enjoy….great wine!
In his initial years post-study, Andrew travelled and worked around the Northern hemisphere, starting in California with ultra premium Sonoma producer St Francis winery, then working under renowned Merlot and Zinfandel winemaker Tom Mackey, and finally moving on to the old world in a role with Bordeaux based negociant, Jacques Lurton, managing individual cooperative productions.
Andrew returned to Australia with one question in mind… ‘which region most suits my winemaking style and passion for wine?’ The answer was simple – the mighty Barossa, where big, bold reds are the signature, and complex, textural whites a discovery.
To find great wines shop at our partner retailers Wine World in Abingdon, MD, Hair o’The Dog in Easton, MD or at a fine wine retailer near you…find a retailer here: www.WineSearcher.com
7/23 Wine Women & BBQ at Famous Dave’s in Columbia, MD (6-8PM)