The legend of the Brand’s Laira vineyard dates back over a century to 1893. It was the year that Captain Stentiford, an English sea captain, took up a 28 hectare vineyard in the heart of the legendary Terra Rossa strip of Coonawarra. This vineyard was part of the original Coonawarra fruit colony and Stentiford named the property ‘Laira’ after an old square rigged ship trading around the coasts of Australia and New Zealand. The property was acquired in 1950 by Eric Brand and his wife Nancy. In 1966 Eric and his family established Brand’s winery becoming one of the first small winemakers of Coonawarra. Today the winery landholdings have grown to cover almost 300 hectares including the original vines planted by Captain Stentiford in 1893. Brand’s Laira Coonawarra continues the traditions of the past by producing premium quality, award winning wines from one of Australia’s most recognised wine regions.
Brilliant intense ruby red. The One Seven One has a complex bouquet displaying classic dark berry fruits of blueberry, blackberry and cassis accompanied by subtle cinnamon and vanilla notes from the French Oak barrel fermentation and maturation time. A classic Coonawarra Cabernet with intense and pure fruit flavours and a powerful yet elegant palate structure. The wine displays pure varietal blackberry, blueberry and cassis fruits with very slight minty notes. The fruit characters are complemented by seamlessly integrated fine oak flavours of nutty, spicy vanillin oak. This wine has a very long finish with fine silky tannins and balanced with the intense lingering fruit flavours.