penfolds vs henschke tour

Pinnacle:  the highest or culminating point, as of success, power, fame, etc.

Explicitly curated for collectors and connoisseurs who want to experience the very best, you’ll witness the truly iconic heavyweights that put Barossa Valley wine on the world map.

Experience the origin of where it all began with exclusive access to Australia’s most hallowed wine turf Henschke’s Hill of Grace followed by a privately hosted tasting of their flagship range, including the current release of Hill of Grace.

After a truly Barossan lunch at FINO Seppeltsfield, you’ll take the short drive to Penfold’s a privately hosted tasting of their flagship range, including the current release of Penfold’s Grange.

This is the only tour available anywhere that allows you access to taste both Penfold’s Grange and Henschke Hill of Grace in the same day.

The pinnacle can only be earned by climbing your way to the top. Savour the Pinnacle.


> Exclusive Hill of Grace Experience at the Henschke winery and Hill of Grace vineyard
> A privately hosted tasting at Penfold’s, including their most iconic and collectable wines
> Seasonal multi-course lunch with drinks at FINO restaurant
> Professional and knowledgeable wine-guide
> Fully private door-to-door luxury transport


Start Time > 0800am Adelaide hotels, 0830am Sequioa/Mt Lofty House, 0900am Barossa  accommodations
Finish Time > 0600pm Adelaide Hotels
Inclusions > Luxury transport, Hill of Grace Experience at Henschke, flagship wine flight at Penfold’s, multi-course lunch with wine at FINO Seppeltfield, bottled water on-board, knowledgable guide, GST. Ultimate bragging rights upon your return home.
Notes on Inclusions > For tours returning to Adelaide, the Penfold’s portion will be held at Penfold’s Magill Estate which includes a tour of the property. For tours returning to the Barossa, the Penfold’s portion will be held at their Barossa premises and does not include a tour portion.

your barossa pinnacle experience

1   off to the Barossa Valley

Driving down Seppeltsfield Rd in the Barossa Valley

Your host will meet you at your city accommodation around 08:00am (or Barossa at 09:00am) where your journey will begin. All of our local guides are trained wine experts who will help you unlock the secrets of the Barossa Valley and better understand all things wine.


2   hill of grace vineyard tour

Exploring the Hill of Grace Vineyard at Henschke in the Barossa

Exclusive guided access to one of Australia’s most hallowed vineyards – Henschke’s Hill of Grace. Now aging over 150 years of age and still in the custodianship of the original founding family. this is one of the oldest surviving vineyards in the world today, continuing to produce wines of outstanding quality each year. You’ll tour the vineyard and property with your Henschke brand ambassador.


3   henschke Private wine tasting

Enjoying a private masterclass of Henchke's flagship wines including Barossa icon Hill of Grace

With quite a suite of wines produced from their biodynamic estate properties, you’ll be personally guided through a range of the Henschke family’s flagship wines. This could include includes wines like the Wheelwright, Cyril Henschke Cabernet blend, Hill of Roses, but always the current release of Henschke’s revered Hill of Grace Shiraz.


4   Lunch @ FINO

Only the best dining at FINO as part of your private Barossa Valley wine tour

From the original 1900’s bottling hall, the dining area at FINO sprawls out into the palm-fringed gardens of picturesque Sepeltsfield estate. Using top quality sustainable produce sourced from local farmers, you’ll enjoy a multi-course meal with local wines. Relax and find out what makes this one of Australia’s most lauded restaurants (all dietaries catered for).


5   Penfolds magill estate

Exploring the underground tunnels at Penfolds as part of a history tour

If your tour returns to Adelaide city centre or Sequoia you’ll enjoy a privately guided tour of Penfold’s Magill Estate property. Hear the story of the founding family and walk the underground tunnels where Grange was developed in complete secrecy. For tours returning to the Barossa, this element of the tour will be omitted (with no change to the cost of the tour).

5   Penfolds flagship range

Tasting Penfold's flagship wines including Penfold's Grange

Seated in your own private area with a dedicated host, it’s time to try Penfold’s flagship range of wines. This could includes wines like Bin A Chardonnay, Yattarna, Bin 707 or 169 Cabernet, but always a current release of Penfold’s Grange.

After your full day of tasting Australia’s most hallowed wines, we’ll have you safely back at your accommodation by around 5:30pm.

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