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Where are Coonawarra wines from?

Where are Coonawarra wines from?

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The Coonawarra wine region is centered on the town of Coonawarra in South Australia’s Limestone Coast, close to the border with Victoria.

What is Coonawarra known for?

The Coonawarra wine region is a wine region centred on the town of Coonawarra in the Limestone Coast zone of South Australia. It is known for the Cabernet Sauvignon wines produced on its “terra rossa” soil. The name has been said to have originated in Bindjali, an Aboriginal language, meaning “wild honeysuckle”.

What is the best Coonawarra wine?

Best Coonawarra Wine

Wine Name Grape Score
Wynns Coonawarra Estate John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, Australia Cabernet Sauvignon 94
Wynns Coonawarra Estate Michael Shiraz, Coonawarra, Australia Shiraz 93
Penfolds Bin 169 Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, Australia Cabernet Sauvignon 94

How many wineries are there in Coonawarra?

36 Coonawarra wineries
The Coonawarra Wine Region has a number of world class red wine producing wineries, particularly known for their classic Cabernet Sauvignon. In total, there are 36 Coonawarra wineries and vineyards found in various beautiful locations around the area.

Are there any wineries in Coonawarra South Australia?

Coonawarra is often bypassed for its South Australian neighbours, and that’s a crying shame, as it’s a standout region producing complex wines off its terra rossa (red earth) soils. It’s home to many smaller, family-owned wineries that are neatly grouped, offering an easy touring experience and encounters with those most connected to the wines.

Where is the best red wine in Australia?

Coonawarra is the most important wine region within the Limestone Coast zone of South Australia, credited with producing some of the best red wines in the entire country, and often described as Australia’s most famous terroir. It is located in the far south-east of the state, adjoining the border with Victoria south of Wrattonbully .

Where is the terra rossa in Coonawarra Australia?

Coonawarra is located on the Limestone Coast and is famous for its ‘terra rossa’ strip: a narrow, cigar-shaped run around 20 kilometres long. Coonawarra’s wine history began in 1891 when Scottish settler John Riddoch planted the first grapevines.

What makes the soil in the Coonawarra wine region reddish?

The region’s prime land, which has this reddish-brown topsoil over a thick layer of soft limestone, covers a narrow strip 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) long and around 1km (0.6 miles) wide. The reddish color of the soil is caused by iron-oxide (rust) formations in the clay.