The Henty Wine Region is in south western Victoria, approximately 300km west of Melbourne and 500km south east of Adelaide. The largest towns in the region are Portland, Warrnambool and Hamilton.
The area is endowed with natural beauty from the rolling redgum-dotted pastures of the north to the dramatic coastline of the south.
The Henty brothers arrived in Portland Bay in 1834 in the schooner “Thistle” and established the first permanent European settlement in Victoria.
They also brought the first grapevine cuttings to Victoria, according to the Thistle’s cargo manifest. The Hentys helped to develop south west Victoria into a renowned pastoral and agricultural region – now an emerging viticultural area which bears their name.