By Jamie Drummond

Jamie with Prue and Stephen Henshke in the Barossa Valley

Well, what do you know, whilst I was having a delightful lunch with Yalumba’s Jane Ferrari at a Barossa coffee shop in walked two living legends of Australian winemaking, Prue and Stephen Henschke of the iconic Henschke family winery.

What a fortuitous meeting!

After some brief introductions were made, next thing you know they had invited us back to their winery to observe the 2011 vintage’s pump-overs… I’ll admit that I was quite taken aback at both this random meeting and tremendous hospitality.

As I traversed the narrow catwalk and stood on the edge of the winery’s old open-top fermenters, filming the wines bubbling away underneath me, it suddenly occurred that there was a distinct possibility of me being overcome by the carbon dioxide and slipping into the 2011 Hill Of Grace, camcorder and all!

Thankfully this did not transpire, and after a great tank sampling session we filmed this little interview.

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Edinburgh-born/Toronto-based Sommelier, consultant, writer, judge, and educator Jamie Drummond is the Director of Programs/Editor of Good Food Revolution… and he truly did think he was going to slip into one of those tanks.

This video is made possible through the kind support of Fortessa Canada/Schott Zwiesel