AN HISTORIC SETTLEMENT TURNED WINEMAKERS DREAM.
Cultivated in the early days of the region’s settlement, Henley Park sits on an area of historic significance in the Swan Valley, Western Australia.
In 1895, on partial retirement, the Honourable Henry John Saunders beautified "Henley Park" by cultivating around 500 acres of the property, incorporating an extensive orchard and a 12 acre vineyard.
However, it wasn’t established as a winery until 1935 when it was purchased by Englishman Jack Hillard.
HONOURING TRADITIONAL WINEMAKING IN MODERN TIMES.
Henley Park is now owned and operated by us - Lisbet and Claus Petersen. We migrated from Denmark in 1986. After working alongside experienced French wine maker Vincent Desplat for six years, we decided to make our winemaking dream come true, taking over the complete operations ourselves in 1993.
Today, Henley Park consists of 11 acres planted with 6.500 vines of the following grape varieties: Chardonnay, Semillon, Chenin Blanc, Muscat Gordo Blanco, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Tinta Madeira, Tinta Cao, Touriga and Sauzao.
Although "Henley Park Estate" has changed over the course of its life, tradition is still central to winemaking at Henley Park, and a large number of the Cabernet Sauvignon and the Shiraz vines are from the original planting.
Our operation is small but that’s the way we like it, so we can have ultimate control over the production of our wine from start to finish. It ensures that the wine that goes into the bottle is always wine we are proud of.