“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.
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.
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
$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.
“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
The Head Honcho was created from our 10 acre single Cabernet vineyard. This vineyard produces small berries full of intense flavour, harvesting a tiny 1 tonne per acre. In the 2012 vintage, it had only organic additives, and no pesticides (none have been used in this vineyard for 10 years).
We aged this wine for 24 months in the finest French Oak barrels. From these, only the most complex flavours from the finest barrels were selected. This year only 3 barrels made the cut, creating only 100 cases, with only 888 bottles being released. The French Oak barrels have integrated beautifully in this wine. The darkest of dark berries went into this; blueberry, cassis, and molasses over mint. Extremely long finish. The Head Honcho will age well until 2042.
“A statuesque, very full-bodied, long-term cabernet.” - 96 points Huon Hooke, 19 Nov 2018
Our 2015 vintage was awarded:
Equal Top In Category, Winestate Magazine Qatar Airways Cabernet & Bordeaux Challenge 2018
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.