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 a professional floral artists. Here's to you Gran.
Crisp pink lady apples, white peach and grapefruit zet. As it warms in the glass, hints of honey and peach flesh shine through. Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris are the same grape variety. Pinot Grigio is Italian, Pinot Gris is French. "Grigio' and "Gris" both mean grey, which is the hue present in the colour of the grapes. Winemakers in Australia describe Gris as a late picked, more complex wine with crisp acidity.
Named after Emma Louise's beautiful song and dedicated to my Mum & Aunt, who got to be in their husbands "arms for 1000 sundowns; it was a love worth remembering." In 2017, our Coonawarra vineyards were certified to Australian Organic standards, and no pesticides have been used on the property for over 10 years. We use natural alternatives likes flowers to attract bugs which eat our pests. Small berries like ours, express more colour and flavour and the skins natural soft tannins will naturally help this wine age well until 2029.