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."
* IT'S FINALLY HERE *
It takes a lot of beer to make great wine.
We believe beer should be refreshing and crisp, so the brief from our winemakers was maximum refreshment for ultimate enjoyment.
So here we have it, locally brewed and deliciously thirst quenching. The small batch, Parker Draught.
* LOCKDOWN TREAT *
To ease the lockdown pain, we have made the 2009 Museum Release vintage of First Growth available to purchase online as a special treat just for you.
First Growth is only produced when the growing season produces exceptional fruit quality, and when a particular vintage is deemed to have ageing potential beyond 15 years.
The 95 Block sub-section of our vineyard is located west of the cellars and is planted with Reynell selection Cabernet Sauvignon. These vines are original cuttings from Bordeaux, brought to Coonawarra before they were lost to France due to Phylloxera in the late 1800s.
This single block Shiraz is crafted to the highest standards, utilising fruit from one of the Coonawarra’s most outstanding Shiraz vineyards. It epitomises the purity and elegance of cool climate Coonawarra.
Evita is the culmination of two beautiful parcels of fruit: Coonawarra (Kidman Block) Shiraz 68% and Barossa Valley Malbec (Lienert vineyard) 32%. Elegant cool climate shiraz characters of layered dark and red fruits with subtle savoury tones blend seamlessly with the lifted and spicy florals of the Barossa malbec.
The marriage between Coonawarra soils and the noble Cabernet Sauvignon grape have long been known to produce wines of outstanding quality and longevity.
This wine is a classic example of cool climate Shiraz, highlighting the elegant fruit notes and hints of spice alongside gently supportive, finegrained tannins and a smooth, lingering finish.
The Terra Rossa Merlot is made in limited quantities, and only in those vintages that are deemed to be outstanding. The 2019 is a wonderful Merlot vintage showing beautiful fruit expression, aromatics and length of flavour.
The blend for this wine is approximately 85% Coonawarra Cabernet, 15% Barossa Malbec.
Fresh, juicy acid with red fruits on the mid palate and food fruit sweetness coming through in black cherry and berries. Black currant, mushroom and bramble savouriness, good length completes a well structured wine.