One of the original grape varieties to be exported to Australia back in the mid 18th century, Grenache has become a lynch pin of Australian wine. Today it’s one of the most widely planted varieties across the world but mainly, and rather unfairly, known as a workhorse component of the famed GSM blend (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre), best known in Southern Rhone but adopted by several Aussie producers due to its natural affinity with warm climates and ability to retain freshness in these conditions. Here we highlight Grenache as a single variety or dominant component, showcased by pioneering Australian producers like Torbreck, Clarendon Hills and Gibson to name a few. More recently, Hentley Farm winery successfully put Grenache in to the limelight with both The Marl and The Old Legend Grenache achieving stunning reviews, including 96 Points from James Halliday and receiving a Star for Special Value. These producers, amongst many other, certainly recognised this variety’s full potential and exploited its ability to thrive in regions such as Barossa and McLaren Vale producing wines of finesse and delicate varietal expression to full bodied wines of concentration and power.