IN THE VINEYARD
A journey that lasts all year
Our Home, The Coonawarra Wine Region
The vineyards of Coonawarra are planted upon a unique cigar-shaped ridge of “terra rossa” red top soil on a shallow, free-draining limestone rock base, ideal for growing vines. Beneath the limestone flows pure underground water, which coupled with long, cool ripening conditions, makes Coonawarra a world class wine producing region. Whistle Post Estate consists of two vineyards, V&A Lane Vineyard and the McCrae Vineyard.
V&A Lane Vineyard
The Smibert V&A Lane Vineyard in Central Coonawarra is 156 acres planted in 1987 with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Chardonnay.
Located on V&A Lane central Coonawarra.
The vines are expertly planted in small blocks to ensure each parcel of fruit from the slightest changes in soil type can be separated and harvested at its optimum.
The Smibert family live on the vineyard in the family homestead that was built in the late 1800s
42 acres planted in 1985 with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Impressive vineyard history including winning Australia’s most coveted wine trophy the ‘Jimmy Watson’.
Located 4km to the south of the Home Block on the prestigious Riddoch Highway.
Acquired by the Smibert Family in 2016, to provide additional supply of outstanding fruit.
The site of our Whistle Post cellar door.
Minimal intervention winemaking allows our vineyards to do the talking. This approach produces highly expressive fruit driven wines with a true sense of place.
Our wine making style reflects our grape growing background 'From Grower to Glass' with a handcrafted approach, Our hands touch the vines while we are tending to them. Our hands touch the vines when we are pruning. Our hands touch the grapes while we harvest. Our hands touch the wine in all of it’s phases. Learn more about our wines here or shop online.