S.C. Pannell

Esteemed by his contemporaries in Australia, Steve Pannell has been named as one of the 50 most influential contributors to the wine world by Decanter Magazine and has twice won Australia's coveted Jimmy Watson trophy - most recently in 2014 for his 2013 Adelaide Hills Syrah. Having produced vintages at Wirra Wirra and Hardy's Tintara before working overseas in Burgundy's Domaine des Comtes Lafon, Bordeaux's Chateau Mouton Rothschild and G.D. Vajra in Barolo. Pannell's ethos is simple: "I try to create wines that suit our climate and way of life - wines to drink with the food we grow, make and eat in Australia." The portfolio is based on parcels of old-vine, dry grown Shiraz and Grenache from McLaren Vale and continued to expand to include Nebbiolo, Tempranillo and Touriga Nacional in addition to aromatic whites from the Adelaide Hills. Pannell's preferred winemaking techniques include open fermentation using natural yeasts. By maturing his wines in large format oak, Pannell retains each variety's integrity, showcasing its quintessential characteristics.
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  1. Sc Pannell Arido Rose 2021
    79% Mourvedre, 12% Grenache Noir and 9% Touriga Nacional. “This vintage saw the opportunity to make an even more versatile style with a greater level of complexity from the inclusion of Mourvedre and Touriga Nacional. A more serious and thought-provoking release.” - Stephen ... Learn More
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  2. Sc Pannell Sauvignon Blanc 2020
    Expresses the regional and varietal characters of Sauvignon Blanc. Fragrant, complex and aromatic, the nose shows aromas of guava, passionfruit, pink grapefruit and white currant. This is more textural than most Sauvignon Blancs. The palate is balanced, crisp with lightness ... Learn More
  3. SC Pannell ‘Nero Diavola’ 2020
    Officially known as Calabrese in Italy with Nero d’Avola a modern evolution of Sicily’s most famous vinous export. Aromas of black cherry, dried-herbs, incense and terra-cotta tile lead on to a palate of dark chocolate, plum, beetroot and ... Learn More
  4. SC Pannell Tempranillo Touriga 2018
    Abundant Tempranillo black fruits, plums, cocoa and wet earth overlaid with Touriga National’s pungent fruit mince, jasmine scented florals and nutmeg/cinnamon spices. It is a rich flavoursome, medium-full bodied wine. The palate is long and consistent with integrated ... Learn More
  5. Sc Pannell 'Dead End' Tempranillo 2018
    “The fourth release of Dead End Tempranillo from the mildest vintage since 2011; a wine of real presence, complexity and depth with an extra punch of fruit.” - Steve Pannell. Drink Now until 2022. ... Learn More
  6. Sc Pannell Grenache Shiraz Touriga 2017
    62% Grenache, 29% Shiraz, 9% Touriga Nacional. Hand-harvested, crushed, and traditionally vinified in small open top fermenters. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tank, then transferred to large-format French vats for 8 months. “Youthful and vibrant with immediate freshness. Fruit driven and loaded with dark ... Learn More
  7. SC Pannell ‘The Vale’ Shiraz Grenache 2017
    Stephen’s interest in Grenache stretches back to the mid 90’s upon first arriving in McLaren Vale. A preference for making medium bodied wine lead him to Grenache and the love affair began. The perfumed musk and red fruits of ... Learn More
  8. S.C. Pannell Riesling 2018
    Steve has always loved Riesling and in a formative moment early in his career in a well know Adelaide bar he was introduced to and subsequently fell hard for a German Riesling made by J.J Prum. You could say ... Learn More
  9. S.C. Pannell Piccadilly Chardonnay 2018
    Chardonnay is Steve Pannell’s favourite white grape and for him it is all about the complexity and the reductive notes achieved through natural fermentation, the use of very large French oak and settling on lees in tank for three ... Learn More
  10. Sc Pannell 'Merrivale' Shiraz 2019
    The first release and named for the original owners of our Olivers Road vineyard. The Merrivale block is the last Shiraz left standing on the vineyard. It was planted in 1970 with an east/west orientation, a prescient choice given the ... Learn More
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  11. Sc Pannell 'Adelaide Hills' Syrah 2018
    Sourced from a vineyard in Echunga, 410m above sea level and just down the road from the first vineyard planted in South Australia. Stephen has worked with this vineyard since 2010, and in 2014 won the Jimmy Watson trophy for the ‘13 vintage. ... Learn More
  12. Sc Pannell 'Adelaide Hills' Syrah 2016
    This wine pays homage to the wines of the Northern Rhone regions of Côte Rôtie and St Joseph. Highly perfumed, vibrant and complex with prominent blackforest fruits, tapenade, all spice, terracotta, dark cocoa powder and tamarind. The palate ... Learn More
  13. Koomilya Tempranillo Touriga 2017
    Aromas of blackberry, fruits of the forest, red toffee apple, roast beetroot, smoky paprika and Dutch cocoa. The palate shows red toffee apple and blackberry on entry followed by cocoa and paprika, finishing with Touriga’s signature fruit mince and ... Learn More
  14. Sc Pannell Nebbiolo 2016
    Steve Pannell's love for Nebbiolo runs deep. It lead him on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land of Nebbiolo, the famed hills of Barolo in Italy. The eighth release of our Nebbiolo - a blend of five different clones from ... Learn More
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  15. Sc Pannell Old Mcdonald Grenache 2020
    100% Grenache Noir from 78-year-old vines from the Hatwell vineyard, Blewitt Springs. Handpicked on 29th February at a Baumé of 14.0 with an intensity of tannin and flavour that we have come to expect from this block. Fermented in an open-top fermenter ... Learn More
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  16. Sc Pannell Smart Grenache 2020
    100% Grenache Noir from a 65-year-old, dry-grown, bush-vine vineyard on the edge of Clarendon, farmed by Bernie and Wayne Smart. The fruit was hand-picked on 17th March. Perfect bunches with no shrivel and a Baumé of 13.7. Fermented in an open-top fermenter ... Learn More
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  17. Sc Pannell Smart Grenache 2019
    100% Grenache from the Smart Vineyard in Clarendon, farmed by Bernie and Wayne Smart. It's a southeast-facing slope at 230m above sea level. Soils are up to 750 million years old, Saddleworth Formation - laminated dark grey and green siltstone. These dry-grown ... Learn More
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  18. Sc Pannell Old Mcdonald Grenache 2019
    The grapes come from a 76-year-old, dry-grown vineyard I have worked with since 2004. It was formerly owned by Duncan McDonald and is now farmed by Matt Hatwell. It features sandy, Eocene-era soils at an altitude of 83m above sea level. ... Learn More
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  19. Koomilya Shiraz 2017
    The fruit was hand harvested on 11th March, crushed and sent to fermentation with 16% whole bunch. It spent a total of 10 days on skins in open top fermenters with gentle pumpovers beforebeing pressed off with hard pressings removed. It was ... Learn More
    Koomilya Shiraz 2017
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