Koonara comes from the name of our family's property.
1906, Henry Albert and Alice Jane Reschke (Pictured
here with son Reg Reschke) came to Coonawarra to build a
life for their family. Nearly 100 years on, our family
still live in Coonawarra. The Cattle stud on the
property is still here, but the vineyards and wine have
been our focused passion since 1988.
Every year since 1991, 30
Cases of Koonara has been made for family and friends.
Finally in 1999, we decided to make our wine available
for the public, so we made a very limited number of
cases, held back to give our wines a chance to mature in
Our vineyards are
naturally kept at an average of 2 tonnes or less an
acre (no bunch selection or thinning). We believe
quality is paramount in creating a wine which is not
only good, but consistent and ageworthy each year.
Alice Jane, Reg, and Henry Albert Reschke
Coonawarra Wine Region
Coonawarra is a small
wine wine region in South Australia, famous mostly for
it's Cabernet Sauvignon and it's cool-climate spicy
authorities acknowledge that Coonawarra is Australia's
greatest red wine district, and one of the producers of
great reds of the world. (Len Evans - ‘"The Complete
Book of Australian Wine" - Revised Edition - Weldon
very similar temperatures as Bordeaux in France,
Coonawarra receives less rainfall, but with a supply of
high quality underground water, grape growers have an
even greater control over the flavours and intensity of
the grapes used in their wine.