Meet the Winemaker (Episode 110): Kim Longbottom, Henry’s Drive
Debra catches up with Kim Longbottom of Henry’s Drive, a winery located in Padthaway, South Australia. With burglars, masks and a range of very unusual label imagery and wine names, Kim explains how the history of the region’s postal service and bushrangers (historic Australian outlaws) helped name the winery and its wines. Kim tells Debra what to expect from the cool-climate wine region of Padthaway, as well as Henry’s Drive’s specialty varietal, Shiraz.
Debra asks about the shocks and challenges of setting up the winery in 1998, as well as what it takes to succeed in the wine industry. They discuss the origins of the Padthaway name and the region’s unique water supply, as well as what the Henry’s Drive winery looks like and the soil profile of their vineyards.