By F&B’s Esmond Kwan

Every child loves toys and Geoff Merrill was no different. Given the right toys at the age of only 11 when his family moved to the Barossa Valley, lay the foundation for him for becoming a Legendary winemaker. 

But it was at age 17 when Geoff embarked on a four-year winemaking traineeship followed by his experience of working with the finest wineries across South Africa, Europe, and Australia that marked the start of his international success, now gaining recognition for his distinctive style of winemaking and zest for life.

Tattersalls has recently listed the 2007 Geoff Merrill Henley Shiraz Museum Release from McLaren Vale, with a whopping score of 96 points from Halliday in the Wine Companion.

Henley is named in honor of Geoff’s Grandfather, who passed away at the ripe old age of 102. This wine is the best of the best from their McLaren Vale Shiraz and only a maximum of 10 barrels were produced. The 2007 vintage will be remembered as the driest winter & spring on record which meant the overall lack of rain ensured yields were significantly low.

It is never too early to start young yourself, so get in quick to ensure that you don’t miss out on just a few of these bottles, please contact the team to reserve a table at before it is sold out!