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 2018
    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. Zilzie 'Coonawarra' Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
    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 style. A rich nose of blackcurrants, plums ... Learn More
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  3. Patrick P Series Limestone Coast Field Blend Rose 2019
    " 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
  4. Parker Favourite Son Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    The polish and vibrancy in this Parker Coonawarra Estate Favourite Son Cabernet Sauvignon are well married with supportive oak handling and grippy tannins ... Learn More
  5. 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
  6. United Cellars Selection 'Coonawarra Cabernet By Tom Barry' 2017
    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
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  7. Patrick Of Coonawarra Cellar Release Riesling 2012
    An incredibly highly awarded wine, including; Trophy: Sydney Top 100 2018, Top Gold: International Cool Climate Wine Show 2018, 5 stars and Top in Category: Winestate 2018, Gold: Canberra International Wine Show 2018, Gold: Limestone Coast Wine Show 2018, as well as 9.6/10 form wine judge Max Crus ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
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  8. Katnook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
    Maturation for 13 months in 50% French (10% new) and 50% older American oak barriques has added complexity and suppleness. A complex array of ripe fruit and oak. Vibrant dark berry fruits and hints of blackcurrant combined with subtle notes of dark chocolate and ... Learn More
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    Ray Jordan
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    Tony Love
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  9. Katnook Estate Merlot 2016
    Lavishly flavoured yet supple, this powerhouse rendition should appeal to many a Merlot devotee. A complex array of ripe fruit and oak on the nose. Plum, coffee and cedar combined with subtle notes of dark chocolate and cedar. Complex layers ... Learn More
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    Ray Jordan
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  10. Parker Estate Terra Rossa Merlot 2010
    The dry nature of this area produces low-yielding vines where the fruit is highly concentrated in flavour, resulting in vibrant and elegant styles of wines. ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
  11. Wynns Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    Year-in and year-out this is wine is a cellar staple, and consistently over-performs for the price. For some extra value, each bottle comes with a gift box, vacuum pump and bottle stopper! Wild berries, black olive and rhubarb notes. Fragrant ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
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    James Halliday
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    Ray Jordan
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    Tyson Stelzer
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  12. Katnook Estate Coonawarra Shiraz 2007
    Katnook Estate cabernet is matured for 22 months in both French and American oak – but this 2008 version is far more fruit driven than many of its past releases. ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
  13. Highbank Coonawarra 2015
    Lifted rich perfune of black currants, mocha, spices and cedar. Concentrated palate of rich fruit with excellent tanin and acid balance. Very focussed wine providing immense pleasure to any fan of Coonawarra. A wine of elegance displaying the unique characters ... Learn More
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  14. Highbank Coonawarra Cabernet Blend 2015
    A wine of elegance displaying the unique characters of Coonawarra. Lifted rich perfune of black currants, mocha, spices and cedar. Concentrated palate of rich fruit with excellent tanin and acid balance. Very focussed wine providing immense pleasure to any fan ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  15. Jack Estate Mythology Shiraz 2012
    Jack Estate are a relative newcomer to Coonawarra wine and own a relatively small vineyard planted 1962, though their first wines hit the scene in 2012. ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
  16. Patrick Of Coonawarra Cellar Release Home Block Cabernet 2010
    Matured in French oak for 28 months. Totally opaque black dark red core with a deep dark red hue. The olfactory senses are filled with intense ripe blackcurrant, liquorice and bay leaf aromas followed by vanillin cedar, earth, a hint of ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  17. Majella Coonawarra Shiraz 2000
    Top Gold Medal: Limestone Coast Wine Show 2002 ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
  18. Peppertree Reserve Coonawarra Merlot 1998
    This wine exhibits all the hallmarks of a great Merlot. It has intense varietal fruit characters with an elegant, well structured palate. ... Learn More
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  19. Petaluma Reserve Coonawarra Merlot 1998
    Brian Croser reports that the “ 1998 vintage was significantly cooler at 1401 degrees Celsius heat summation as against the districts average of 1414 degrees Celsius.” Both the Petaluma Merlot vineyards were drought affected which resulted in a diminished berry size “to the smallest ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  20. Peppertree Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
    Medium red-purple; fragrant cassis/mulberry fruit is augmented by oak on the bouquet; the same oak is present on the palate, but it is well integrated into a beautifully balanced wine which is a celebration of Cabernet Sauvignon varietal character. ... Learn More
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  21. Orlando St Hugo Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
    . The style of St Hugo cabernet has altered over the years but it clearly has been, and still is, at the more elegant end of the Coonawarra cabernet spectrum. This spent 18 months in French oak. No St Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
  22. Wynns 'Messenger' Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
    Wynns Black Label Cabernet is one of the truly great value Australian Wines. With terrific ageing ability it regularly drinks well with 30+ years of age. ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    James Halliday
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  23. Wynns Alex 88 Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
    Single Vineyard Cabernet sourced from the Alexander Vineyard in the Coonawarra. Made from the exceptional 2010 vintage ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    James Halliday
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  24. Orlando St Hugo Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
    . The style of St Hugo cabernet has altered over the years but it clearly has been, and still is, at the more elegant end of the Coonawarra cabernet spectrum. This spent 18 months in French oak. ... Learn More
  25. Balnaves 'The Tally' Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
    Made by the iconic Coonawarra Winemaker Peter Bissel. ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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    Gary Walsh
  26. Balnaves 'The Tally' Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
    Made by the iconic Coonawarra Winemaker Peter Bissel. ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  27. Wynns 'Michael' Shiraz 1998
    The Michael is the reserve Shiraz produced by Wynns. 1998 is one of the great vintages of the modern era ... Learn More
  28. Wynns John Riddoch Cabernet 2016
    First made in 1982, the John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon was conceived as a flagship wine for Wynns. John Riddoch himself was a true visionary. Amongst his many achievements are the building of the Wynns Gabled winery and the establishment of the ... Learn More
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    Andrew Caillard MW
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    Campbell Mattinson
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  29. Penfolds Bin 128 Shiraz 3 Bottle Vertical
    Terrific Opportunity to see 3 x great vintages of Bin 128 in the same box. 2001 is some label staining. 1 x 2001 1 x 2002 1 x 2003 ... Learn More
  30. Wynns 'John Riddoch' Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
    Only the top 1% of Wynns vineyards are used for this wine. ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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    Stephen Tanzer
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  31. Wynns 'John Riddoch' Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
    First made in 1982, the John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon was conceived as a flagship wine for Wynns. John Riddoch himself was a true visionary. Amongst his many achievements are the building of the Wynns Gabled winery and the establishment of the ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  32. Wynns Coonawarra Estate John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 1990 Magnum
    John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon is made in small quantities from the best available fruit grown on the estate's extensive Cabernet plantings. One of the most collected Cabernet producers in Australia. ... Learn More
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