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."
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.
S.B.W. #3 - Napoleon - is made up of 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).
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.
The 2017 Coonawarra Chardonnay is a finely structured wine, with natural acidity, elegance, flavour and a fresh, clean finish.
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.