John Parker's focus and unwavering dedication to Coonawarra remains core to Parker Coonawarra Estate today -
"The most appropriate grape varieties, grown on the right soil profile in the most coveted vineyards, to make the best possible wine from this exceptional growing region."
We've dusted off a couple of our favourite First Growth vintages from the museum, just in time for Christmas!
Available until allocation is exhausted
S.B.W. #3 - Napoleon - is made up od 75% Coonawarra Cabernet and 25% Barossa Montepulciano. Named after Napoleon Bonaparte - whose Italian heritage and French birthright saw him become both emperor of France AND King of Italy; similarly the grape varieties in our S.B.W.#3 hail from both France (Cabernet Sauvignon) and Italy (Montepulciano).
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 2016 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 25.6% Petit Verdot from the same block.
Similarly to its 95 Block partner, the Scarlett Block Cabernet Sauvignon stood out following a superb 2018 vintage and a portion was kept seperate by our winemakers to be bottled under its own label.
Another vintage showcasing the quality of Coonawarra Merlot potential; bright fruits married with considerable depth and complexity.
A very strong Coonawarra Shiraz vintage. 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 with 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.
This refreshing and vibrant Rose comes from the very heart of Coonawarra and showcases the brilliant diversity of our beautiful growing region.