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An Irish cobbler named Reilly settled into the tiny Clare Valley township of Mintaro circa 1856. He converted a stone barn into a homestead cottage. Reilly's Cottage served as the local cobbler's shop in the centre of the bustling town, which had boomed after the establishment of salubrious slate quarries. Almost 140 years later, the cottage has been restored to its former glory by relatives of Reilly, the family Ardill, once again it is a hive of activity, home to the eminent and award winning range of Reilly.. There once was a man named reilly»
Dr Frederick Kiel would take the trek by paddle steamer from Melbourne every summer during the late 1800s to spend his summers at Sorrento. His children established a grazing station nearby, on a property acquired from the Baillieu family along Portsea Ocean Beach, ultimately planted to vineyards in 2000. These are the most extreme western longitudes of Mornington, the undulating paddocks and sweeping views of tempestuous Bass Strait are a magical place for growing Burgundesque styles of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, well protected north facing parcels of propitious free draining limestone and calcareous sands. The windswept maritime vineyards of little Portsea.. Mornington's westernmost vineyards»
Samuel Smith migrated from Dorset England to Angaston in the colony of South Australia circa 1847, he took up work as a gardener with George Fife Angas, the virtual founder of the colony. In 1849, Smith bought thirty acres and planted vines by moonlight, the first ever vintages of Yalumba. One of his most enduring legacies were some unique clones of Shiraz, which were ultimately sown to the illustrious Mount Edelstone vineyard in 1912. Angas's great grandchild Ron Angas acquired cuttings from the Edelstone site and migrated the precious plantings to his pastures at Hutton Vale. The land remains in family hands, a graze for flocks of some highly fortunate.. The return of rootstock to garden of eden»
Just a few kilometres north of Lowburn, near the windswept shores of frigid Lake Dunstan, atop the parched and laborious terroirs of Central Otago, a high country merino stud between the Amisfield and Parkburn streams was sown to vineyards two decades ago. Grazing country makes magnificent viticulture, the austere alluvial and glacial schist soils now yield the quality of Pinot Noir which has defined Central Otago as the world's most demonstrable marque in full bodied, intensely complex, yet beguilingly seamless Pinot Noir. The challenging terraces which spiral around the fractious knolls of Amisfield Vineyard, sire a sensational range of wines defined by.. Satiations from the nethermost regions»

Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia
Fashioned to the timeless and enduring Australian claret styling, proud recipient of the coveted Red Wine of Year Trophy at the prestigious London International. Sourced from the finest Penfold vineyards, Koonunga Hill is known for its fully flavoured palate, solid varietal fruit character and well rounded structure. A firm backbone of Shiraz and gentle oak, in a spicey, fruit driven, early drinking style, its rich sweet palate and savoury finish makes Koonunga Hill the red wine of choice to accompany braised meats in rich tomato mushroom salsa.
An assemblage of parcels grown to fine vineyards across the premiere viticultural precincts of South Australia. Koonunga Hill has earned an enviable reputation for over delivering, exhibiting the quality of fruit and skilled vinification that Penfolds applies to it's most enduring flagships. The aim is to retain the style, weight and concentration each year, regardless of vintage conditions. Already having established itself as one of the country's favourite reds, Koonunga Hill unapologetically merits being appreciated on the basis of pure drinking pleasure. Shiraz invariably leads the way, Cabernet provides structure, matured for up to a year in a combination of oak barrel and fernenters to retain fresh fruit focus.
Crimson red in colour. Rich christmas cake and summer pudding aromas on the nose with more subtle cinnamon/ spicy oak notes adding complexity to the bouquet. Deeper, darker fruits on the palate with plums, blueberry and dark cherries. Tannins and fruit are well balanced with Shiraz providing a fleshy mouthfeel, Cabernet Sauvignon delivering length and structure over chalky, varietal tannins.
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