The Ultimate Fireside Sip Weekend - Starring Henschke Estate

9 – 11 June 2023 (2-Night Package)


The ultimate Fireside sip!


As we head towards the cooler months we wanted to bring an extremely special wine event to New Zealand. Wharekauhau Country Estate has partnered with globally acclaimed Henschke Estate for a standout dinner on the Saturday night.


Join us on the Friday night for a night built around opening some special ‘Magnums of Martinborough’ wine dinner. Saturday we will be hosting a long-table degustation dinner crafted around a number of the Henschke wines, including the rockstar ‘Hill of Grace”, and hosted by Henschke Senior Winemaker Gwyn Olsen



2 guest :: $5,790

3 guest :: $ 6,920

Foley Villa :: $ 37,550 (1-6 persons)


About Henschke Estate :

The Henschke family has been making wine since Johann Christian Henschke planted his first vineyard in the Barossa’s Eden Valley in the early 1860s. Today, fifth-generation winemaker Stephen and his viticulturist wife Prue are recognised around the world for their exceptional quality wines, innovation and sustainability in the vineyard.  They handcraft their wines with a focus on purity, site selection and sustainable, hands-on vineyard management. This strong sense of place, complemented by traditional winemaking, positively influences the long-ageing potential of these unique wines. To preserve the genetic heritage of their oldest vines they have implemented an inspiring nursery program in the Mount Edelstone and Hill of Grace vineyards, and they lead the way with organic and biodynamic practices. Stephen and Prue have recently welcomed sixth-generation family members Johann and Justine to the family business; Johann has carried on the family winemaking tradition in his capacity as winemaker and viticulturist since 2013, and Justine joined in the role of marketing and public relations manager in 2015. Together they are mindful of their role as custodians of the estate and their need to nurture it for future generations.


About your Henschke host : Gwyn Olsen, Senior Winemaker, Henschke Estate

Gwyn comes to Henschke with more than 15 years’ winemaking experience from various regions and estates around the world, working for Villa Maria Estate (Auckland), Chateau La Tour Figeac (Bordeaux), McWilliam’s Wines and Mount Pleasant (Hunter Valley), Domaine Dubreuil-Fontaine (Burgundy), Oakridge Wines (Yarra Valley), Briar Ridge (Hunter Valley), and most recently Pepper Tree Wines (Hunter Valley). Gwyn also has robust knowledge of winemaking and winery operations from a variety of regions across South Australia and New South Wales. Gwyn’s accolades and achievements include Gourmet Traveller WINE Young Winemaker of the Year 2014, Australian Wine Research Institute Advanced Wine Assessment Course DUX 2014, Len Evans Tutorial Scholar 2016 and Wine Australia Future Leaders 2017. Gwyn is also an accomplished judge at regional and national wine shows. Based in the Barossa’s Eden Valley, Gywn has joined the Henschke winemaking and viticultural team; Chief Winemaker Stephen Henschke, Winemaker Andy Cummins and Assistant Winemaker Fraser Armstrong, and Chief Viticulturist Prue Henschke and Viticultural Technical Officer Adam Pietsch.