Almost a million years ago, an ocean teeming with sea-life lapped at the feet of the ancient Kanawinka Escarpment. Then came an ice age, and the great melt that followed led to the creation of the chalky white bedrock which is the foundation of this unique region. But nature had not finished, for with her winds, rain and sand she blanketed the plain with a soil rich in iron, silica and nutrients, to become one of the most renowned terroir soils in the world.
Long and narrow, this celebrated ridge of earth, together with pure underground water, cool nights and a long, mild growing season, is Nature’s gift to wine lovers across the globe.
This precious parcel of land is some of the most valuable agricultural land in the nation, and recognised as Australia’s premier red wine region, contributing fruit to some of the finest wines in the world.
Together, our landscape, our people and our passion work in harmony to create a signature wine region that delivers on a myriad of levels, from the truly magnificent rust-red earth below to the lush, vivid green vines and big blue skies above; the cool Cabernet Sauvignons, Shirazes, Chardonnays and Rieslings have made Coonawarra one of the New World’s greatest appellations.