IN THE VINEYARD
A journey that lasts all year
Our Home, The Coonawarra Wine Region
One of Australia’s finest wine regions
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.
Home Block Vineyard
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.