Acclaimed Australian actor Chris Hemsworth joined the Jacob’s Creek winemaking team, giving the 2018 vintage the VIP treatment as he got the insider’s view on creating one of the world’s most unique wines, Double Barrel.
During his first visit to Barossa Valley, South Australia, Chris saw what it takes to bring together this exceptional wine, which is finished in aged whiskey barrels.
“We’ve been warmly welcomed in the Barossa by the Jacob’s Creek team who have taken us into their home and shown us what makes this place and its wines world class,” Chris said.
“As someone who travels a lot I’m always looking for things that can remind me of home and a glass of Double Barrel does just that.”
The star of Thor and The Avengers, Chris recently showed off his vocal talent for the late 2017 commercial ‘Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel Two Barrels, One Soul’.
Jacob’s Creek chief winemaker Ben Bryant hosted Chris at the winery, giving him a tour of the vineyards and barrel room, where Chris tasted wines directly from the barrel as well as blended wine.
“Chris really has a passion for Aussie wine and was keen to meet the team behind creating Jacob’s Creek,” Ben said.
“We brought together those involved in growing the grapes and making the barrels alongside our winemakers to spend time having a chat over a harvest barbecue at our historic Jacob’s Creek Estate.”
The development of the Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel range has taken years to perfect, with the winemakers eventually discovering that whiskey barrels produce wine with a richer, deeper and smoother finish.
The range includes a Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz Cabernet, and a new release Chardonnay.