Delegate Profile

Johann Henschke


Johann is a sixth-generation member of the Henschke family, the eldest of Stephen and Prue’s three children. Johann graduated as a winemaker from the University of Adelaide in 2005, then gained extensive experience in his field throughout the winemaking world. His travels have taken him to Leeuwin Estate in Margaret River, Australia (2005), Felton Road in Central Otago, New Zealand (2006), Isole e Olena in Tuscany, Italy (2006), and Arietta in the Napa Valley, USA (2007).

In 2012 Johann completed his Masters in Viticulture and Oenology in Geisenheim in Germany, a year of which was spent studying there, as well as a year in Montpellier in France and six months in Madrid in Spain.

Johann is now based in South Australia at the family winery, working as winemaker and viticulturist, as the fifth and sixth-generations transition through this important period of the transfer of knowledge, skills, and traditions.

With many of the challenges for the next generation already well-documented, Johann expects that innovation and careful strategic planning will be crucial tools for him and his peers to utilise. Above all, continuing on the traditional winemaking techniques which the Henschke family have used for generations, and ensuring that the Henschke continues to be nurtured in the same prudent way that it has always been, will allow it to be passed on to successive generations and to be held in the same high regard as it is today.



TELEPHONE: +61 (0)8 8564 8223



Conference Sessions

  • Henschke 1868-2018: 150 Years of Family Winemaking in Australia

    02 Jul 2018, 14:00 - 14:45, Wine Sessions

    The Henschke family has helped shape the style and direction of Australian wine since 1868. Join sixth-generation winemaker Johann Henschke for a tasting of som...

    • Language: English

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