Cabernet sauvignon holds a special place in the heart of Clare Valley.
Celebrated as one of the region’s great red wine styles, it is bold, robust, and full of character. In its own way, our cabernet fits perfectly into the profound Australian landscapes of the region – massive gum trees, sweeping hills, endless horizons that linger in your memory long after every visit.
Koonowla is one of the Clare Valley’s thriving treasures, an extraordinary homestead and estate with sweeping grounds, a historic gravity fed winery under refurbishment, and significant vineyard pedigree going back to the 1890s.
It is an outstanding showcase for the region’s southern gateway district of Auburn, with cellar door and function venue attractions supporting our exciting portfolio of contemporary wines.
Our two sustainably farmed vineyards on the outskirts of the village of Auburn, one to the west and the other to the south east surrounding the Koonowla homestead, provide a unique and varied resource for this finest of red wines.
Dark, brooding fruit and distinctive blackcurrant aromas are immediately attractive, while more complex characters fill in the background – a classically defined cabernet up there with the finest in the region.
Traditional, non-intrusive winemaking techniques are the key to such a powerful, yet elegant red wine style. We use only French oak barrels to enhance pure flavours and classic structures, while patient maturation delivers a keenly balanced, delicious expression of this epic Clare Valley red.
You want a wine that turns heads? Taste our cabernet and you’ll discover it, sip after sip after sip.
Colour: Dark, deep purple highlights
Aroma: Crushed blackcurrant, dark choc-mint
Palate: Plenty of serious cabernet expression, dense and concentrated black berry flavours with lots of background interest like black olive paste, fennel and that same chocolate and mint, which also adds to the wine’s trademark, mouth-filling texture
Food: Traditional roasted or char-grilled red meats – lamb and beef are favourite tasting partners
Harvested: 4th March, 2018
Bottled: August 2020
Closure: Screw cap
We’re resting our reds at the moment prior to release on 7th September.