Coonawarra

Located some 380km south of Adelaide, Coonawarra in is in the Limestone Coast region of South Australia and is renowned for producing some of Australia's finest Cabernet Sauvignons on the famed 'Terra Rossa' soils. The region has a long history, with the first vines planted by John Riddoch back in 1890.

The Coonawarra subregion is a slim 2km by 5km strip along the coastline of South Australia, on a shallow limestone ridge over bright red 'terra rossa' soils. Located just 60km from the sea, the region is exposed to a moderate maritime climate, not unlike that of Bordeaux, so it's no surprise that Cabernet thrives.

Cabernet Sauvignon is the king of the region producing rich full-bodied wines packed full of blackcurrant and plummy fruit and the structure for long-term cellaring. Not to be forgotten, the region has the limestone soils suitable for Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling also.
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  1. Zilzie 'Coonawarra' Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
    WINNER- Gold Medal, Limestone Coast Wine show. The Zilzie Regional Collection showcases textbook examples of varietal & regional expressions whilst being excellent value for money. Coonawarra is famous for its Cabernet Sauvignon, and this wine is a wonderful expression of the ... Learn More
  2. Patrick P Series Limestone Coast Field Blend Rose 2020
    " After countless customer requests (mostly from my Mum and my Wife) to bring back our Rosé, it is great to have one back in the range. In the early days of the business our Estate and Toccas Rosé's had ... Learn More
  3. United Cellars Selection 'Coonawarra Cabernet By Tom Barry' 2018
    WINNER; James Halliday's Wine Companion 2020 WINERY OF THE YEAR! A wonderful Cabernet made exclusively for United Cellars by 3rd generation wine maker, Tom Barry. Blackcurrant and dried herbs on the nose with hints of smoke. Juicy cassis, raspberry and blackberry ... Learn More
  4. Patrick Of Coonawarra Cellar Release Riesling 2014
    An incredibly highly awarded wine, including; Trophy - Limestone Coast Wine Show and Trophy - Rutherglen Wine Show as well as 96 points from Huon Hooke's Real Review. Huon gave the previous Cellar Release (2012) 92, so this is an even better example! ... Learn More
  5. Majella Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
    The Majella Cabernet Sauvignon first appeared in 1994 and has since acquired a reputation as one of Coonawarra’s finest. WINEMAKING Majella Cabernet Sauvignon was fermented in both static and rotary stainless steel fermenters with fermentation being completed in 300 litre barrels ... Learn More
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
  6. Hollick Ravenswood Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
    Signs of both ripe and unripe fruit, with capsicum and asparagus but also lovely blackcurrant and oak-derived caramel. The palate is stylishly oaked and layered with cherried blackcurrant – but, essentially, lacks the intensity and complexity you might expect of a ... Learn More
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    Tom Cannavan
  7. Highbank Coonawarra Cabernet Blend 2015
    Organic farming for over two decades, minimal intervention winemaking, ‘delicately matured in the finest of French oak barrels for one year…’. There’s such a wonderful story behind the stoic Highbank winery. And stellar wines. From the old school but ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
  8. Highbank Coonawarra Cabernet Blend 2014
    Organic farming for over two decades, minimal intervention winemaking, ‘delicately matured in the finest of French oak barrels for one year…’. There’s such a wonderful story behind the stoic Highbank winery. And stellar wines. From the old school but ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
  9. Lindemans Limestone Ridge Vineyard Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
    The Lindemans Coonawarra Limestone Ridge Vineyard Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon is a single-vineyard wine sourced from the very heart of Coonawarra's bountiful red soil - the Terra Rossa. ... Learn More
  10. Lindemans St George Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
    "Very elegant and fine, with a minty violet fragrance and a deep core of bright ripe dark berries and plums. Excellent silky texture, grainy tannins, fruit sweetness and intensity. Drink 2010+." Jeremy Oliver, OnWine. ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
  11. Lindemans Limestone Ridge Vineyard Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
    The Lindemans Coonawarra Limestone Ridge Vineyard Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon is a single-vineyard wine sourced from the very heart of Coonawarra's bountiful red soil - the Terra Rossa. ... Learn More
  12. Lindemans Limestone Ridge Vineyard Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
    The Lindemans Coonawarra Limestone Ridge Vineyard Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon is a single-vineyard wine sourced from the very heart of Coonawarra's bountiful red soil - the Terra Rossa. ... Learn More
  13. Patrick Of Coonawarra Grande Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Patrick of Coonawarra enjoyed great success in the 2021 Halliday guide, picking up a 97 point review for their flagship wine, the Grande Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, and were also in the 'best of the best' reds list of just 26 wines (which included ... Learn More
  14. Balnaves The Tally Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
    Balnaves is a family owned wine company in the heart of the famous Coonawarra Terra Rossa strip. Since the planting of the first 5 hectares of vines in 1976, the vineyard has grown steadily and now covers a total of 56 hectares of ... Learn More
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
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    Nick Butler
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    Gary Walsh
  15. Wynns 'Michael' Shiraz 1997
    Wynns Coonawarra Estate Michael Shiraz has established a reputation as the benchmark for Coonawarra Shiraz. It is produced from only the top 1% of Shiraz grapes available to Wynns each year. Even then it is only produced if the fruit meets ... Learn More
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
  16. Wynns John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
    Impenetrable red-purple; rich, concentrated and luscious blackberry/blackcurrant/cassis fruit on both bouquet and palate has largely - though not entirely - subsumed the oak. Likewise, the tannins are there, but are in perfect balance. - James Halliday Named after ‘ ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
  17. Wynns John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
    Aromas of blackcurrant and red fruits, aniseed, gravel, black olive and cedar oak. Fine and fragrant. On the palate medium to full bodied with blackcurrant, redcurrant, tobacco and cedar oak flavour. Very tight with super clarity and definition. It has ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
  18. Wynns Coonawarra Estate Centenary Shiraz Cabernet 1991
    In the tradition of John Riddoch, Coonawarra's best founding father, winemaker Peter Douglas has created this blend of two thirds Shiraz to one third Cabernet. This wine was made to help celebrate Wynns Coonawarra Estate's Centenary. A magnificent blend assembled ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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