Koonowla

Koonowla is one of the Clare Valleys most iconic properties with its beautiful historic stone buildings and rolling broad acre hills. A significant replanting of vines commenced in 1985 and has now expanded to 250 acres. The vineyard, comprising of blocks of carefully selected terroir has been planted with the three best Clare Valley varietals of Cabernet, Shiraz and Riesling by principal, Andrew Michael. Today it is one of the best examples of high quality, productive and sustainable viticulture in the region. Koonowla firmly believe that its wines and fruit must produce a distinct regional and varietal character and that brands such as Koonowla can always have a strong presence on retail shelves and restaurant lists around Australia and overseas by delivering consistent and high quality wines at affordable value. The Koonowla winemakers, David O’Leary and Nick Walker share with Koonowla the success of accolades and trophies as testament to their understanding of the importance of first class climate, soil profile, viticulture and winemaking in order to deliver the most outstanding results. The wine styles being pursued by Koonowla and their team are a blend of unashamed Clare tradition with modern winemaking practices.