Wine of the Week: Hartenberg Doorkeeper Shiraz 2010
My first visit to Hartenberg Estate was in the mid eighties when Gilbeys were the owners. They had purchased the farm from the Finlayson family and the delightful Eleanor Finlayson continued to live in the original manor house and manage the tasting room until her death. The wines at this time were made by the young and talented Danie Truter whose first vintages produced under the name of Hartenberg in 1985 (previously the wines were bottled under the Montagne label) received favourable cricitisicm, especially for the reds. Known as “the unhurried wines of Hartenberg” the evidence of care and attention to their wines was evident.
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