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Coonawarra and Cabernet were made for each other and this combination is made for your cellar. Its limestone-based soils and proximity to the Southern Ocean give Coonawarra natural advantages envied by Cabernet growers around the world. They facilitate the making of elegant medium to full-bodied Cabernet-based reds of longevity and complexity – the choice of wine collectors everywhere. Come see for yourself.
Coonawarra is the home of Australia’s finest Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a reputation that has been earned over more than 120 years, by grape growers carefully nurturing its ancient terra rossa soils and winemakers patiently ageing their wines in historic cellars. Since John Riddoch decreed in the 1890s that his blockers plant Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra has remained true to these classic varieties although newcomers such as Cabernet Franc and Merlot have since been introduced. The region’s terra rossa soils, maritime climate and contemporary winemaking techniques have culminated in distinctively modern styles of Cabernet and Shiraz that are approachable while young and have yet the balance and structure to age superbly.