Win a copy of 'Australia's First Families of Wine'

WIN: A new publication written by journalist Richard Allen beautifully documents 11 Australian wine families including Barossa's Henschke Wines and Yalumba Family Wines. Image: Supplied

WIN: A new publication written by journalist Richard Allen beautifully documents 11 Australian wine families including Barossa's Henschke Wines and Yalumba Family Wines. Image: Supplied

Steeped in family history, decorated in national accolades and developed products which have achieved strong household names globally - Henschke Wines and Yalumba Family Wines have much to be grateful for.

Their successes both feature in the recently released publication 'Australia's First Families Of Wine' written by journalist Richard Allen.

The beautifully presented publication celebrates in total 11 iconic Australian wine families, promoting their colourful history, sprawling vineyards, premium wines and progressive businesses they have helped to build.

For the Henschke, their unique story explores their timeline from Germany roots to Barossa settlement, further exploring their wineries latest transformation of their state-of-the-art cellar door which was open in 2018 by SA Governor Hieu Van Le.

Managing director and chief winemaker Stephen Henschke, who is fifth generation is supported by wife Prue, viticulturist and their three children.

Mr Henschke remarks are openly shared in the publication of how "the speed of innovation is dramatic".

"Many things will change. But some will remain the same; our traditions, our place, our vines growing in some of Australia's oldest vineyards," Mr Henschke said.

Supporting the 11 wine stories is vivid and stunning photography by Kimbal Baker, showing off the faces behind the label and winery, the vineyards, the cellars, with more photos shared from family archives.

Joining the two Barossa family wineries is Brown Brothers, Campbells, d' Arenberg, Howard Park, Jim Barry Wines, McWilliams, Tahbilk, Taylor Wines and Tyrrell's Wines.

Meanwhile, seasoned writer Richard Allen was thrilled to be the writer behind the project.

"Exploring the challenges and opportunities of the Australian wine industry through stories of these eleven families was a dream job," he said.

"They tell rich tales of courage, audacity, imagination, focus and persistence by their forebears.

"The families have lived through good times and bad, but - importantly - are all still here making wine for Australia and growing international markets.

Win a copy

The public has the opportunity to win a copy of 'Australian First Families Of Wine' kindly supplied to the Barossa and Light Herald by Melbourne University Publishing.

All you need to do, is answer the following question:

Which two Barossa family-run wineries feature in the soon to be released 'Australian First Families Of Wine'?

Then send your answers in an email with your full name, town of residence and day time contact number to michelle.orielly@barossaherald.com.au.

Emails must be received by no later than Wednesday, November 13.

The one winner will be notified by phone and will need to collect the book from the Herald office at 1/16 Second Street, Nuriootpa.

Good luck!