Coonawarra

Coonawarra

"Coonawarra’s agricultural history began in the mid-1800s when settlers recognised the potential of the flat, fertile plains for sheep farming and fruit growing. Enterprising Scottish settler John Riddoch planted Coonawarra’s first grapevines in 1891, thirty years after establishing a lucrative sheep farm at Penola. Thanks to the work of pioneering work of people like David Wynn and Bill Redman today Coonawarra is, perhaps alongside Margaret River, Australia’s most famous cool-climate region for Cabernet Sauvignon.

The grape varietal has found a home in the terra rossa soils of Coonawarra, producing rich, firmly structured red wines that are renowned around the world... While not unique to the region, the terra rossa of Coonawarra is Australia's most famous soil. Vivid red in colour, it is either friable subplastic clay or a shallow friable loam derived from and lying on top of a bed of soft limestone. 

The terra rossa strip is just one-kilometre-wide and runs for 12 kilometres northwest through Coonawarra. This tiny stretch of land is among the most valuable – and controversial – patches of earth in Australian wine. But rather than creating a climate of elitism this is a region where the production of world-class wines is woven into the community. Coonawarra is home to well-established names that have endured and continue to succeed alongside newer names that are reinvigorating the region. And while Cabernet holds the Coonawarra crown, there is a lot more to this classic region than first meets the eye." - Wine Australia

Map courtesy of Wine Australia

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  1. Balnaves Entav Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

    Region: Australia, SA, Coonawarra

    James Halliday 93 Points!

    $26.10 by the dozen $29.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (11 in store)


  2. Balnaves The Tally Reserve Cabernet 2013

    Region: Australia, SA, Coonawarra

    James Halliday 97 points!
    Wine Front 96 points!

    $87.30 by the dozen $97.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (11 in store)


  3. Balnaves The Tally Reserve Cabernet 2010

    Region: Australia, SA, Coonawarra

    Nick Stock 97 points!
    Tyson Stelzer 96 Points!
    Campbell Mattinson 95 points!

    $94.50 by the dozen $105.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (2 in store)


  4. Balnaves The Tally Reserve Cabernet 2009

    Region: Australia, SA, Coonawarra

    96 Points - James Halliday!

    "Infinitely better balanced than the standard wine" - Halliday

    $81.00 by the dozen $90.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (1 in store)


  5. Bowen Estate Shiraz 2017

    Region: Australia, SA, Coonawarra

    An enticing drop from one of Coonawarra's greatest producers.

    $29.25 by the dozen $32.50 per bottle

    Low Stock (12 in store)


  6. Katnook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 1500mL

    Region: Australia, SA, Coonawarra
    $95.00

    Low Stock (1 in store)


  7. Katnook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

    Region: Australia, SA, Coonawarra


    Wine Front 94+ Points!

    $40.50 by the dozen $45.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (1 in store)


  8. Katnook Estate Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

    Region: Australia, SA, Coonawarra

    Trophy and gold medal winner - International Wine Challenge UK!

    $94.50 by the dozen $105.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (2 in store)


  9. Leconfield Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

    Region: Australia, SA, Coonawarra

    96 Points - James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion!

    $32.85 by the dozen $36.50 per bottle

    Currently in stock


  10. Leconfield Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

    Region: Australia, SA, Coonawarra

    95 Points - James Halliday!

    $32.85 by the dozen $36.50 per bottle

    Low Stock (1 in store)


  11. Leconfield Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

    Region: Australia, SA, Coonawarra

    Gourmet Traveller 95 Points!

    $31.50 by the dozen $35.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (2 in store)


  12. Leconfield Coonawarra Merlot 2017

    Region: Australia, SA, Coonawarra

    Exemplary, great value Coonawarra Merlot

    $19.80 by the dozen $22.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (18 in store)


  13. Leconfield Sydney Reserve Cabernet 2013

    Region: Australia, SA, Coonawarra

    97 Points - James Halliday!

    $73.80 by the dozen $82.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (1 in store)


  14. Majella Coonawarra Shiraz 2015

    Region: Australia, SA, Coonawarra

    James Halliday 95 Points!
    'Nice drinking' - Wine Front!

    $31.50 by the dozen $35.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (4 in store)


  15. Majella The Malleea Cabernet Shiraz 2013

    Region: Australia, SA, Coonawarra

    $81.00 by the dozen $90.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (3 in store)


  16. Majella The Musician Cabernet Shiraz 2015

    Region: Australia, SA, Coonawarra
    $17.10 by the dozen $19.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (10 in store)


  17. Parker Estate First Growth Cabernets 2015

    Region: Australia, SA, Coonawarra

    Gourmet Traveller Magazine 95 Points!
    Huon Hooke 95 Points!
    Jeremy Oliver 94 Points!

    $85.50 by the dozen $95.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (1 in store)


  18. Parker Estate First Growth Cabernets 2012

    Region: Australia, SA, Coonawarra

    $85.50 by the dozen $95.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (2 in store)


  19. Petaluma Coonawarra Cabernet Merlot 2014 Evans Vineyard

    Region: Australia, SA, Coonawarra

    A 'top' Petaluma vintage!

    $63.00 by the dozen $70.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (5 in store)


  20. Petaluma Coonawarra Cabernet Merlot 2013 Evans Vineyard

    Region: Australia, SA, Coonawarra

    A 'top' Petaluma vintage!

    $63.00 by the dozen $70.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (1 in store)


  21. Petaluma Coonawarra Cabernet Merlot 2010

    Region: Australia, SA, Coonawarra

    James Halliday 96 points!
    Gourmet Traveller 96 Points!

    $72.00 by the dozen $80.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (1 in store)


  22. Petaluma Coonawarra Cabernet Merlot 2006

    Region: Australia, SA, Coonawarra

    Jeremy Oliver 95 points!
    Campbell Mattinson 94 Points!

    $67.50 by the dozen $75.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (1 in store)


  23. Wynns Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

    Region: Australia, SA, Coonawarra

    95 Points - Campbell Mattinson!

    $40.50 by the dozen $45.00 per bottle

    Currently in stock


  24. Wynns Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

    Region: Australia, SA, Coonawarra

    James Halliday 95 Points!
    'It’s wonderful drinking' - Wine Front

    $36.00 by the dozen $40.00 per bottle

    Currently in stock


  25. Wynns Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

    Region: Australia, SA, Coonawarra

    "...utterly gorgeous flavours" - Huon Hooke 98 Points!

    "Excellent wine." - Wine Front 95+ Points!

    $36.00 by the dozen $40.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (4 in store)


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