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    Razortooth Vineyard, Pinot Noir 2016

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    Grown in cool-climate Mount Gambier, South Australia.

    Cool growing conditions, rocky mineraly soils, and low-yielding vines have helped create a complex bouquet awash with true Pinot characters. It has hints of vanilla and fresh tobacco over spicy cherry notes.

    Region: Cape Banks, on Mount Gambier’s rugged coastline has the perfect cool-climate and soil conditions for Pinot Noir.

    The rocks under the vines are razor sharp, like teeth rising from the soil. We lose a lot of tyres, but this soil makes each vine struggle, keeping the vigour low and flavours complex.

    “There is a buzz around pinot grown in Mount Gambier and there’s a good reason for it. Cool growing conditions, rocky, minerally soil, and low-yielding vines contribute to the hints of vanilla and fresh tobacco over spicy cheery notes. This is a more-ish tribute to the local landscape and begs for foggy evenings, an armchair and plenty of time to waste.” - 4 Stars, Katie Spain, Wine Writer Adelaide Advertiser 2019

    Food match: Tea smoked duck breast and roast potatoes with truffle salt.

    Download tasting notes PDF for 2016 vintage
    $24.95
    $24.95
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    Koonara Mixed 6 Pack – Free shipping

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    Pick and mix 6 of your favourite Koonara Wines and get free shipping anywhere in Australia.

    Pricing per bottle of wine:

    $18.95 – Flowers for Lucy Moscato $19.95 – Emily May Rose + Angel’s Footprints Sauv Blanc $20 – Lucy & Alice Pinot Gris $24.95 – Guardian Angel Sparkling Chardonnay + Cape Banks Pinot Noir + The Golden Orb Sparkling Shiraz $25 – A Song For Alice Riesling + Cape Banks Chardonnay + Wanderlust Cabernet + Angel’s Peak Shiraz $40 – Ambriel’s Gift Cabernet + Ezra’s Gift Shiraz $100 – The Head Honcho Cabernet + The Big Guns Shiraz
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    From: $113.70
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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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    Angels Footprints Sauv Blanc 2018

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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.

    Mount Gambier is even cooler than Malborough in NZ, so the long growing period allows the grapes to develop an abundance of flavours without losing the crisp freshness of true cool-climate grapes.

    Single vineyard. Crisp apple and gooseberry notes, perfect for natural oysters, fresh salmon sashimi or chicken salad.

      Download tasting notes PDF - 2018 vintage Download tasting notes PDF - 2016 vintage Download tasting notes PDF - 2015 vintage
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  • Koonara Wines Emily May Rose, Limestone Coast 2019
    Koonara Wines Emily May Rose, Limestone Coast 2019
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    Emily May Rosé, Limestone Coast 2019

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    New release!

    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 strawberry and rose petals. Our 2018 vintage was awarded:
    • Gold / 97 points International Cool Climate Awards Wine Show 2018
    • 5 star Gold Huon Hooke - Wine Writer
    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 2019 vintage Download tasting notes PDF for 2018 vintage Download tasting notes PDF for 2017 vintage
    $19.95
    $19.95
  • Koonara Coonawarra organic Wines - Wanderlust Cabernet
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    Wanderlust, Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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    “Intense sweet cassis fruit nose and lovely blackcurrant juiciness on the warming palate with its fine tannins and as one judge described – 'salivating acidity'.” - Winestate Magazine 2018
    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. Our 2015 vintage was awarded:
    • Equal Top In Category, Winestate Magazine 2018
    • Gold - 13th G100 International Wine and Spirits Awards 2019
    • Silver - Huon Hooke 2018
    Download tasting notes PDF – 2015 vintage Download tasting notes PDF – 2014 vintage
    $25.00
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    Rouge Vintner Sparkling wine glass (set of 4)

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    $39.95 (set of 4 glasses) + $10 shipping for orders under $200 This exclusive glassware range, was designed by Koonara Wines’ owner Dru Reschke. If you love your bubbles, this glass will make the experience that much better. A standard pour is at the widest part of the glass, and unlike other glasses you can fill it in just one pour without the bubbles overflowing. It has been coated with Potassium Salt, which typically gives the glass 6 to 8 times the strength of a normal glass. The rim has been cold cut and polished. This allows our refined, fine cut glasses to be very strong and durable.

    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
    $39.95
    $39.95
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    Flowers for Lucy Moscato, Koonara Wines, Coonawarra
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    Pre-order: Flowers for Lucy, Moscato 2019

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    Back orders of our 2019 vintage will be available for dispatch 20 May 2019

    Three days a week our two little girls would stroll into the Cellar Door to say hello, and almost always they were holding flowers picked along the way. Alice’s flowers would proudly go to her Mum, while Lucy’s - with her arm out stretched proudly - went to me. “These are for you Dad,” she’d say. One day - when she is old enough to enjoy in moderation - the burst of floral flavours in this Moscato will be my flowers to her. Dru and Nicole Reschke. Great balance of sweetness and refreshing lime, Flowers for Lucy has low alcohol – making it easier to have a glass or two before or after dinner. Food match: Summer berry trifle and homemade icecream.

    About this wine

    • Low sulphur wines
    • Vegan friendly
    • Gluten free
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    Try a Flowers for Lucy in a cocktail

    Moscato Spritzer 3 parts Flowers for Lucy 2 parts Aperol 1 part Soda Water Crushed ice Lucy Cocktail 150ml Flowers for Lucy 30ml Gin Crushed ice with a sprig of mint   Download tasting notes PDF - 2019 vintage (coming soon) Download tasting notes PDF - 2018 vintage Download tasting notes PDF - 2017 vintage Download tasting notes PDF - 2016 vintage
    $18.95
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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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    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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