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Coonawarra Cabernet Wine

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Discover the bold flavors of Coonawarra Cabernet wines on our dedicated e-commerce page. Celebrated for their remarkable depth and structure, these wines originate from one of Australia’s premier wine regions, known for its terra rossa soil. Perfect for the discerning palate, our selection offers the finest Coonawarra Cabernets available. Buy now and indulge in a wine that embodies elegance and complexity.


  • Yalumba Sanctum Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

    $19.99
    or $18.99 in case of 12 bottles.
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  • Little Giant Coonawarra Cabernet 2021

    $17.49 $18.36
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  • Balnaves Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

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    $39.99
    or $37.99 in case of 6 bottles.
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  • Balnaves The Blend Cabernet Merlot

    $21.00
    or $19.95 in case of 6 bottles.
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  • Reschke ‘Bos’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

    $43.00
    or $40.85 in case of 6 bottles.
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  • Take it to the Grave Cabernet Sauvignon

    $17.05
    or $16.20 in case of 12 bottles.
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  • Brands Laira '1968 Vines' Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

    $38.33
    or $36.42 in case of 6 bottles.
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  • Jim Barry Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

    $25.82
    or $24.53 in case of 12 bottles.
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  • Little Giant Single Vineyard Cabernet 2018

    $32.65
    or $31.02 in case of 6 bottles.
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  • Leconfield Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

    $37.99
    or $36.09 in case of 12 bottles.
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  • Balnaves "Tally" Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

    $99.98
    or $94.98 in case of 6 bottles.
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  • Reschke ‘Vitulus’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

    $27.50
    or $26.13 in case of 12 bottles.
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  • Brands Laira 'Blockers' Cabernet Sauvignon

    $24.67
    or $23.43 in case of 6 bottles.
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  • Yalumba The Cigar Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

    $35.65
    or $33.87 in case of 12 bottles.
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  • Yalumba The Menzies Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

    $61.77
    or $58.68 in case of 6 bottles.
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  • Penley Estate Helios Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

    $92.19
    or $87.58 in case of 6 bottles.
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  • Reschke ‘Empyrean’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

    $144.13
    or $136.92 in case of 6 bottles.
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  • Reschke ‘Bull Trader’ Cabernet Sauvignon

    $20.00
    or $19.00 in case of 12 bottles.
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  • Crate Coonawarra Cabernet

    $11.37
    or $10.80 in case of 6 bottles.
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  • Penley Chertsey' Bordeaux Blend 2018

    $64.99
    or $61.74 in case of 6 bottles.
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  • Penley Steyning' Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

    $64.99
    or $61.74 in case of 6 bottles.
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  • Penley Estate Tolmer Cabernet 2021

    $27.00
    or $25.65 in case of 12 bottles.
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  • Wings And Horns Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

    $24.17
    or $22.96 in case of 6 bottles.
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  • Brands Laira 'August Tide' Dry Red (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot) 2015

    $31.33
    or $29.77 in case of 6 bottles.
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Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon is renowned for its distinctive character, largely attributed to the region's unique terra rossa soil—a rich, red clay over limestone, which provides an ideal foundation for viticulture. This terroir imparts the grapes with intense flavors and a structure that is both robust and refined. Coonawarra's cool maritime Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon is renowned for its distinctive character, largely attributed to the region's unique terra rossa soil—a rich, red clay over limestone, which provides an ideal foundation for viticulture. This terroir imparts the grapes with intense flavors and a structure that is both robust and refined. Coonawarra's cool maritime climate further ensures a slow, even ripening period, contributing to the development of deep, complex aromas and a high concentration of tannins. These factors make Coonawarra Cabernet wines highly coveted for their ability to age gracefully, developing richer flavors and softer tannins over time. The wines from this region typically exhibit notes of blackcurrant, eucalyptus, and mint, along with a firm tannic backbone and a balanced acidity that complements the rich fruit flavors. This profile makes them particularly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts who appreciate the potential for these wines to evolve and enhance in the cellar. As a result, Coonawarra Cabernet is not just celebrated in Australia but is respected worldwide as a fine example of what Australian winemaking can achieve. read more... less

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Coonawarra Cabernet wine?

Coonawarra Cabernet wine is a distinct type of red wine made primarily from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown in the Coonawarra region of South Australia. This wine is renowned for its deep color, full-bodied nature, and complex flavor profile that includes notes of black cherry, blackcurrant, and mint, along with a characteristic hint of eucalyptus or bell pepper. The unique aspect of Coonawarra Cabernet wines is largely attributed to the region's terra rossa soil—a rich, red clay over limestone—which provides excellent drainage and imparts a specific mineral quality that is highly prized. The wines are celebrated for their aging potential, thanks to their robust tannin structure and balanced acidity. As these wines age, they develop softer tannins and more nuanced flavors, including earthy and savory notes, which make them highly sought after by collectors and wine enthusiasts. Coonawarra Cabernets are not only popular for their taste but also for their consistency in quality across vintages, making them a reliable choice for both immediate enjoyment and long-term cellaring.

Which wine regions make the best Coonawarra Cabernet wine?

The Coonawarra region itself is unrivaled when it comes to producing the best Coonawarra Cabernet wines. This small wine region in South Australia is internationally acclaimed for its Cabernet Sauvignon, thanks to the narrow strip of terra rossa soil that is central to its vineyards. This soil, combined with a cool maritime climate influenced by the Southern Ocean, creates an environment uniquely suited to Cabernet Sauvignon, allowing for slow and even ripening of the grapes. The region's consistent climate minimizes vintage variation, which is a significant advantage in winemaking. This ensures that Coonawarra Cabernet wines maintain a high standard year after year. Renowned for their elegance and depth, these wines can compete on the world stage against other famous Cabernet-producing regions like Bordeaux and Napa Valley. The strict geographical indication and the focus on quality over quantity in Coonawarra mean that wine lovers can expect exceptional wines that are both expressive of their terroir and capable of aging gracefully.

What are the most popular Coonawarra Cabernet wines?

Among the most popular Coonawarra Cabernet wines are those from iconic estates that have established a reputation for excellence. Brands like Wynns Coonawarra Estate and Penley Estate are at the forefront, offering wines that are benchmarks for the region’s style. Wynns Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon is particularly notable, consistently receiving high ratings and accolades for its refined style and aging potential. Similarly, Penley Estate’s Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon is admired for its vibrant fruit flavors balanced with structured tannins. These wines are popular not only in Australia but globally, as they embody the quintessential characteristics of Coonawarra Cabernet—intense fruit aromas, a firm tannic structure, and a long finish. Their popularity is a testament to the region’s ability to produce world-class wines that reflect the unique qualities of their terroir.

What are the best value Coonawarra Cabernet wines?

For those looking for the best value in Coonawarra Cabernet wines, several producers offer excellent quality at more accessible price points. Brands like Balnaves of Coonawarra and Katnook Estate produce Cabernet Sauvignons that deliver the classic characteristics of the region without the premium price tag of the more famed labels. These wines often showcase the typical profiles of ripe blackcurrant, eucalyptus, and fine tannins, providing a taste of Coonawarra’s terroir at a fraction of the cost. These value options are ideal for both daily enjoyment and special occasions, allowing wine lovers to experience the richness of Coonawarra Cabernet without significant investment. They also serve as a great introduction to the region’s wine for those new to Coonawarra Cabernets, offering a genuine sense of place and varietal character.

What are the foods best paired with Coonawarra Cabernet wines?

Coonawarra Cabernet wines, with their robust structure and rich flavor profile, pair excellently with hearty meat dishes. The classic combination of Cabernet Sauvignon and red meat is well-suited, as the high tannins in the wine complement the protein and fats found in red meat, softening the tannins and enhancing the flavors of both the wine and the dish. Dishes such as grilled steak, roast lamb, or braised beef are ideal, especially when seasoned with herbs that echo the herbaceous notes of the wine. For those preferring something different, Coonawarra Cabernet can also be paired with game meats like venison or dishes that incorporate a rich, savory sauce. Aged cheeses, particularly cheddar or gouda, can also complement the wine’s complexity.