Our Wines

  • Koonara Wines Coonawarra Reschke Sauvignon Blanc Mount Gambier
    Koonara Wines Coonawarra Reschke Sauvignon Blanc Mount Gambier
    $19.95
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    Angel’s Footprints, Sauvignon Blanc, Mount Gambier 2016

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    $17.95 for Angel Guild members “Friends are angels that lift you up when your wings have forgotten how to fly. Many people walk through your life, but true friends leave footprints in your heart.” So raise your glass - here’s to friends.

    Part barrel ferment has given this cool climate wine layers of complexity, with guava, crisp pink lady apples and gooseberry notes.

    Mount Gambier is even cooler than Marlborough in New Zealand, so the long growing period allows the grapes to develop an abundance of flavours without losing the crisp freshness of a true cool-climate grape. This vineyard, and all our vineyards, only average four sprays per year for disease, using only organically certified products so as not to harm our delicate ecosystem. Download tasting notes PDF
    $19.95
  • Koonara Wine, Coonawarra, Mount Gambier - Cool Climate wines, Chardonnay
    Koonara Wine, Coonawarra, Mount Gambier - Cool Climate wines, Chardonnay
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    Cape Banks, Chardonnay, Mount Gambier 2016

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    $22.50 for Angel Guild members Est. 1883, the Cape Banks Lighthouse is a significant orange monument 30 mins drive from our vineyards in Mount Gambier. Cool growing conditions, rocky mineraly soils, and low-yielding vines have helped create a complex wine - indeed a beacon of a Chardonnay. 2016 is, in our opinion, our best vintage yet. Organically grown grapes are starting to show the beautiful fruit spectrum of cool climate fruit. 50% new French oak Hogshead barrels for 9 months, going through malo-latic (2nd ferment) changing the malo acids into lactic acid, the same as in milk and butter, giving it a creamy mouth feel. 50% select yeast ferment - single ferment only keeping the crisp lime, pink lady apple and mineral notes. This is ‘left on lees’ (the dead yeast after ferment) and is stirred to increase flavours and complexity. Download tasting notes PDF
    $25.00
  • Koonara Wine, Coonawarra, Mount Gambier - Cool Climate wines, Pinot Gris
    Koonara Wine, Coonawarra, Mount Gambier - Cool Climate wines, Pinot Gris
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    Lucy & Alice, Pinot Gris, Mount Gambier 2016

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    $18 for Angel Guild members Lucy & Alice is named after our two beautiful daughters. 2016 is, in our option, our best vintage yet. Crisp, fresh lively nashi pear with oyster shell mineral tones. Hints of guava notes stemming from the time on skins and the partial barrel ferment. As it warms in the glass, hints of honey and strawberry flesh shine through. Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris are the same grape variety. Pinot Grigio is Italian, and Pinot Gris is French. “Grigio” and “Gris” both translate to grey, which is the colour of the grayish-blue fruit. Download tasting notes PDF
    $20.00
  • Koonara Wines Coonawarra Mount Gambier Guardian Angel Sparking
    Koonara Wines Coonawarra Mount Gambier Guardian Angel Sparking
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    The Guardian Angel, Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot, Mount Gambier 2016

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    $18 for Angel Guild members When wine is aged in fine oak barrels, a portion of it evaporates - winemakers call this the ‘angel’s share’. It was on this sentiment the Koonara angel was born. Mount Gambier is the coolest region in mainland Australia. This produces rich lemon and lime Chardonnay, and luscious Pinot Noir. This coupled with the minerality from the rocky flint under just 10cm of soil in our Mount Gambier vineyard, helps create a complexity of flavours and long finish. Food match: Coconut crusted lobster medallions with chilli and lime zest on a bed of pear, rocket and mango. Download tasting notes PDF
    $24.95
  • Koonara Wines Coonawarra Mount Gambier Rose Pinot Noir Penola
    Koonara Wines Coonawarra Mount Gambier Rose Pinot Noir Penola
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    Emily May, Rosé Pinot Noir, Mount Gambier 2017

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    $17.95 for Angel Guild members Koonara is the name of our property in Coonawarra which has been in our family for over 100 years, and where my Gran - Emiline May Reschke - lived until she was 99. Accomplished dressmaker and designer, teacher, bridge and scrabble guru, and professional floral artist. Here’s to you Gran. A delicate but complex wine, with hints of Turkish delight and maraschino cherry and raspberry notes. 2017 vintage - Gold at the Australian Cool Climate Wine Show Download tasting notes PDF
    $19.95
  • koonara-mt-gambier-guardian-angel-sparkling-piccolo-2015
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    The Guardian Angel Piccolo, Sparkling, Mount Gambier 2015

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    $6.25 for Angel Guild members Comes in a box of 24 When wine is aged in fine oak barrels, a portion of it evaporates - winemakers call this the ‘Angel’s Share’. It was on this sentiment the Koonara angel was born. The piccolo is a mini version of our 750ml bottle, fabulous when you only feel like 1.5 glasses (we hear it does happen!). The cool 2015 year has given this wine the zesty apple and pear notes. This year we've given it more complexity by adding a small portion of aged chardonnay, creating a hint of honey and butterscotch. Food match: coconut crusted lobster medallions with chilli and lime zest on a bed of pear, rocket and mango. Download tasting notes PDF
    $6.95