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    The Marquise Chardonnay 2012 – 1 bottle

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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 Download the The Marquise Chardonnay 2012 tasting notes .pdf
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  • koonara-mt-gambier-angels-footprints-sauvignon-blanc-2018-wine
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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 Organic Wines Coonawarra Cape Banks Chardonnay
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    Cape Banks, Chardonnay 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. Our 2016 vintage was awarded:
    • Silver Sydney Royal Wine Show KPMG 2017
    Download tasting notes PDF - 2016 vintage
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    $25.00
  • Lucy and Alice Pinot Gris 2018 Koonara Wines
    Lucy And Alice Pinot Gris 2018 Koonara Wines
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    Lucy & Alice, Pinot Gris 2018

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    Named after our two beautiful daughters. Crisp pink lady apples, white peach and grapefruit zest. 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 meaning grey which is the hue present in colour of the grapes. Winemakers in Australia describe Gris as a late picked, more complex, wine with crisp acidity. Download tasting notes PDF – 2018 vintage Download tasting notes PDF – 2016 vintage
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    $20.00
  • Koonara Organic wines Coonawarra - Guardian Angel Sparkling Chardonnay
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    The Guardian Angel, Sparkling Chardonnay 2018

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    When wine is aged in fine oak barrels, a portion of it evaporates - winemakers call this the ‘angel’s share’. It was on this sentiment the Koonara angel was born. Mount Gambier is the coolest region in mainland Australia. This produces rich lemon and lime Chardonnay, and luscious Pinot Noir. This coupled with the minerality from the rocky flint under just 10cm of soil in our Mount Gambier vineyard, helps create a complexity of flavours and long finish. Food match: Coconut crusted lobster medallions with chilli and lime zest on a bed of pear, rocket and mango. Download tasting notes PDF - 2018 vintage Download tasting notes PDF - 2016 vintage
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  • 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