John Parker's focus and unwavering dedication to Coonawarra remains core to Parker Coonawarra Estate today -
"The most appropraite grape varieties and clones, grown on the right soil profile in the best locations with the Coonawarra, to make the best possible wines from this exceptional growing region."
Since the 1991 release of the inaugural 1988 vintage, First Growth has set a benchmark for superior wine quality in the Coonawarra region. It is a wine made without compromise, using only the very best viticulture and winemaking practices.
Following the exceptional 2015 vintage, the 95 Block sub-section of our estate 'Abbey' vineyard was selected for displaying unique fruit characters. Cabernet Sauvignon predominant this blend also comprises 19.5% Petit Verdot from the same block.
S.B.W. #2 - Super Luigi - is made up of 60% Ebenezer Sangiovese and 40% Coonawarra Cabernet; an affectionate play on the 'Super Tuscan' wines of Italy which see non-indigenous grapes - often Bordeaux varieties - included in their blends.
Another vintage showcasing the quality of Coonawarra Merlot potential; bright fruits married with considerable depth and complexity.
A strong Coonawarra Shiraz; great intensity of ripe, dark fruits and impressive structure for long term cellaring.
Beautiful expression of Coonawarra Cabernet: regal and powerful, yet elegant structurally.
The Coonawarra Series Shiraz is an approachable, yet elegant wine of great depth of flavour and definitive structure.
The Coonawarra Series Cabernet Sauvignon is a youthful and stylish wine with generous, mouth filling fruit flavours encompassing a classic structure.
The Interloper is a fresh and juicy style of Cabernet Malbec, showing a well-balanced palate of vibrant acidity, lush red fruits and a bramble savouriness that aptly reflects the region.
An early release Shiraz made without the influence of oak in order to accentuate the natural fruit notes of the variety. The result is a vibrant and aromatic wine which shows the progression of the Coonawarra growing region.