Coonawarra wines have long been considered among Australia's best with the Cabernet Sauvignon produced in this region being especially high quality. 380km south-east of Adelaide, this 12km long, 2km wide stretch of land is one of the most popular regions for growing grapes.
The unique, rich red terra rossa soil, limestone base, ample underground water and relatively cool temperatures create the perfect growing conditions for Coonawarra wines. With a climate that is similar in many ways to Bordeaux, the red wine varieties of the Coonawarra exhibit similar intense varietal characteristics, soft tannins and deep colours. The first vines were planted in this area in 1890 and despite the small size of the region Coonawarra wines make up an impressive percentage of the premium wines sold in Australia. Coonawarra wines are a favourite with many GraysOnline customers. We have a fantastic selection of the region's iconic varietals for you to buy online including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz.