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    The Marquise Chardonnay 2012

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    The Marquise (Mahr-keez) is a French noblewoman ranking above a countess, and – like this wine – shows elegance, refinement, and sophistication. The grapes for this cool-climate Chardonnay are grown in Mount Gambier, the coolest mean maximum temperature average of any wine region in mainland Australia. Awards:
    • Gold AWC Vienna International Wine challenge 2013
    • Gold Rutherglen Wine Show 2012
    • 4 stars Winestate Magazine
    • James Halliday, 94 points
    “Some pretty nifty winemaking decisions have been taken including the time to pick a wild ferment, half in new French Oak (other half in tank), both components undergoing mlf, this is an elegant wine with grapefruit to the fore, but leaving space for a white peach contribution.” James Halliday, 94 points
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    $35.00 $25.00
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    Rouge Vintner Stemless Glass Gift Box (set of 4 glasses)

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    The Rouge Vintner glassware range is for the wine obsessed. Designed by our very own Dru Reschke, after 20 years in the wine industry he wanted to create a glass that was not only beautiful but practical. Each glass has been coated with potassium salt which typically gives the glass 5 times the strength of a normal glass – this makes them suitable for use in domestic and commercial dishwashers. The rim has been cold cut and polished, this allows each glass to not only be fine and lightweight but also very strong and durable. Each gift box contains 4 glasses and makes an excellent wedding, engagement or Christmas present.

    Dru's checklist:

    Why has it been so hard to find a stemless wine glass that can also serve whiskey? One that, if tipped over, bounces right back up again. One that can be laid on its side to aerate a worthy whiskey. One that has a fine edge whilst being 5x stronger than normal glass. When I couldn’t find that glass, I designed it myself.

    Glass features:

    • A fine cold-cut lip
    • 5 x stronger than normal glass
    • Ideal for both red and white wine & spirits
    • The widest point is 150ml (5oz) for maximum aeration and exactly 5 glasses from every bottle
    $49.95
    $49.95
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    Rouge Vintner Wine Glass Gift Box (set of 4 glasses)

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    The Rouge Vintner glassware range is for the wine obsessed. Designed by our very own Dru Reschke, after 20 years in the wine industry he wanted to create a glass that was not only beautiful but practical. Each glass has been coated with potassium salt which typically gives the glass 5 times the strength of a normal glass – this makes them suitable for use in domestic and commercial dishwashers. The rim has been cold cut and polished, this allows each glass to not only be fine and lightweight but also very strong and durable. Each gift box contains 4 glasses and makes an excellent wedding, engagement or Christmas present.

    Dru's checklist:

    Why has it been so hard to find a wine glass that’s just right for both red and white? One that is big, but can still fit in the dishwasher. One that gives precisely five glasses from each bottle without needing a line. One with a fine rim, but 5 x stronger than normal glass. When I couldn’t find that glass, I designed it myself.

    Glass features:

    • A fine cold-cut lip
    • 5 x stronger than normal glass
    • Ideal for both red & white wine
    • The widest point is 150ml (5oz) for maximum aeration
    • Exactly 5 glasses from every bottle
    $49.95
    $49.95
  • Koonara Wines Coonawarra Winery Sparkling campaign glass Rouge Vintner
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    Rouge Vintner Sparkling Glass Gift Box (set of 4 glasses)

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    The Rouge Vintner glassware range is for the wine obsessed. Designed by our very own Dru Reschke, after 20 years in the wine industry he wanted to create a glass that was not only beautiful but practical. Each glass has been coated with potassium salt which typically gives the glass 5 times the strength of a normal glass - this makes them suitable for use in domestic and commercial dishwashers. The rim has been cold cut and polished, this allows each glass to not only be fine and lightweight but also very strong and durable. Each gift box contains 4 glasses and makes an excellent wedding, engagement or Christmas present.

    Dru's checklist:

    "Why has it been so hard to find the perfect champagne glass? I just wanted one that I can fill in one pour without the bubbles overflowing. One that is wide enough to give off better aromas. One that has a shorter bottom to reach for polishing. And one that is strong, yet still has a fine edge. When I couldn’t find that glass, I designed it myself."

    Sparkling glass features:

    • Designed to prevent bubbles overflowing when pouring
    • Patented 15oz/150ml curve
    • 5 x stronger than normal glass
    • Designed for maximum sparkling aroma
    • Easy to reach bottom for polishing
    • A fine, cold-cut rim
    $49.95
    $49.95
  • Koonara Wines Coonawarra Mount Gambier Sauvignon Blanc 2016
    Koonara Wines Coonawarra Angel’s Footprints Sauvignon Blanc Mount Gambier
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    Angel’s Footprints, Sauvignon Blanc, Mount Gambier 2016

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    “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. Winner of 2017 National Cool Climate Wine Show Bronze Medal Download tasting notes PDF
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    $19.95
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    Koonara Wines Coonawara Winery Cape Banks Chardonnay
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    Cape Banks, Chardonnay, Mount Gambier 2016

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    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
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    Koonara’s unbreakable sparkling glass (set of 4)

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    $39.80 (set of 4 glasses) + $15 shipping for orders under $200 This exclusive glassware range, was designed by Koonara Wines’ owner Dru Reschke. This glass is virtually unbreakable. Made from the highest quality food grade polycarbonate, it looks and feels like a real glass. This glass is tall and lightweight, and perfect to take camping, on a picnic, to a festival.
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    $39.80
  • Koonara Coonawarra Wanderlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
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    Wanderlust, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra 2015

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    We love the people who make the journey to come and visit our cellar door in Coonawarra; they have Wanderlust. They are the daring explorer, the lover of life with tales of adventures and experiences from their many trips. This wine’s for you, intrepid travellers... Decanting this wine for an hour will allow you to see the true depth of flavour, but also show you that this wine is almost unique at this price - in that it will get better over 10 years. No residual sugar, below organic levels of sulphur, and organically grown. The dense fruit and the soft tannins with allow this wine to age well until 2030. Download tasting notes PDF
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110 years in Coonawarra

The Reschke family has been in Coonawarra since 1906, so we are almost locals …

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Organic Viticulture

We are the first Certified Organic vineyard in Coonawarra.

None of the bad stuff

Low levels of sulphur in all our wines, no oak substitutes and no residual sugar* in our wines.

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Great Dirt

Our red vines are grown on famous terra rossa soil in Coonawarra, and our whites and Pinot Noir are grown in Mt Gambier the coolest region in mainland Australia.

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