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ADELAIDE TWILIGHT RACES - 14 DECEMBER

Join us for a day of racing, elegance and fun at the Morphettville Twilight Races, Friday 14 December 2018, 3-8pm.

Our Platinum Marquee is an exclusive space where you can thank your loyal customers, clients, and staff – or have a fabulous day out with friends.

DUNKELD RACES - 17 NOVEMBER

We’re teaming up with Darriwill Farm Hamilton for a day of racing, elegance and fun at the William Thomson Dunkeld Cup, Saturday 17th November 2018.

Enjoy a 5-hour of premium wines and beer package.

WINES OF THE MONTH

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    Koonara Wines Coonawarra Penola Ambriels Gift Cabernet Sauvignon Penola Dru Reschke
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    Ambriel’s Gift, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra 2012

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    Ambriel is the angel of communication and guides us to truth and clarity.

    James Halliday - Tasting notes

    “Inky purple-crimson; an uninhibited, full-bodied Cabernet with layered and powerful blackcurrant fruit, oak and tannins all speaking from the same page.” 94 points - James Halliday

    Winemakers comments

    The 2012 Coonawarra Vintage is – in most winemakers opinion – one of the best Coonawarra has seen, along with good winter rains resulting in a full soil moisture profile and ample vine carbohydrate reserves.

    No expense has been spared to make the best wine possible: these grapes were grown with only organic additions in the vineyard (for the past ten years), and minimal intervention, with only 4 organic sprays for the season.

    Grown at a tiny 1 tonne per acre, and aged in fine grain French oak 300 litre Hogsheads for 19 months before bottling, with below organic levels of sulphur.

    James Halliday 94 points, Gold - Wine Showcase Magazine 94 points, GOLD Melbourne International Wine Competition

    Download the 2012 tasting notes PDF
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  • Koonara Wines Coonawarra Ambriel's Gift Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Angel Dru Reschke
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    Ambriel’s Gift, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra 2013

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    Ambriel is the angel of communication and guides us to truth and clarity. The Ambriel’s Gift vineyard sits behind our house in Coonawarra, and is grown at a tiny 1 tonne per acre (the average for Coonawarra is 3.5 - 4 tonnes). The grapes were grown with minimal intervention, with only 4 organic sprays for the season. No pesticides have been used in this vineyard for over 10 years.

    No expense has been spared to make the best wine possible: these grapes were grown with only organic additions in the vineyard.

    2013 was a fantastic vintage in Coonawarra, this wine will age well until 2030 and beyond.

    “A very low yield of 1t/acre, matured in French hogsheads for 19 months. A potent wine, cassis and mulberry fruit take pole position as the wine enters the mouth, but the tannin framework, almost inevitable given the low yield, remains very strong.”

    James Halliday - 93 Points

    Download the 2013 tasting notes PDF
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    Koonara Wines Coonawarra Angel’s Peak Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
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    Angel’s Peak, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra 2013

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    The name ‘Angels Peak’ is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the lack of ‘peaks’ in the very flat Coonawarra. No residual sugar, below organic levels of sulphur, and organically grown. “This is a very good cabernet at the price; there is a welter of cassis-accented fruit, fine, persistent, tannins and well integrated oak. A serious bargain with excellent length.”
    • James Halliday 92 points James Halliday 92 points
    • Wine Show Case Magazine - 90 points
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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
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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, Emily May Rose Pinot Noir Mount Gambier 2018
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    Emily May, Rosé Pinot Noir, Mount Gambier 2018

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    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. Our 2018 vintage was awarded: Gold and 97 points International Cool Climate Awards Wine Show 2018 Our 2017 vintage was awarded: - Trophy for Best Rose at the Sydney Royal Wine Show 2017 - Trophy for The Stewards Annual Prize at the Sydney Royal Wine Show 2017 - Gold Sydney Royal Wine Show 2017 KPMG - Gold Melbourne International Wine Competition 2017 - Gold International Cool Climate Wine Show 2017 – Class 23 Our 2016 vintage was awarded: Trophy for Best Rose of Show at the Australian Cool Climate Wine Show Download tasting notes PDF for 2018 vintage Download tasting notes PDF for 2017 vintage
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    $19.95
  • Koonara Wines Coonawarra, The Guardian Angel Piccolo, Sparkling, Mount Gambier 2018
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    The Guardian Angel Piccolo, Sparkling, Mount Gambier 2018

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    Comes in a box of 24 100% Mount Gambier. Everyone needs a Guardian Angel ... A vibrant celebration of youthful chardonnay. Crisp and quite dry, it has good length and balance, alive with lemon and lime sherbet. Mount Gambier is the coldest wine region in mainland Australia, allowing flavours in the grapes to develop longer while still keeping their crispness. This produces rich lemon and lime Chardonnay. The rocky flint under only 10cm of soil helps create a complexity of minerality, flavours and long finish. Download 2015 tasting notes PDF
    $6.95
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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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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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