Swept by the chilly Antarctic winds, Henty stretches from the prime merino and cattle country of the Western Victorian hinterland.
Winemaking in the region began with the arrival of the Henty brothers in 1834, who brought the first wine cuttings to what would later become Victoria, and one year before the foundation of Melbourne.
Cold and overcast for much of the year, Henty’s maritime influence protects vines from frost. Soils in the region vary from fertile black volcanic to red-brown clay. Henty region wines are known for being elegant, well-balanced and with fine natural acidity. In particular, the region is known for its aromatic white wines, sweet desert wines and intense red wines.