Scotsman John Riddoch founded what is now Wynns Coonawarra Estate in the late 19th century. He planted his first vines in 1891 and by 1896 had completed the estate’s famous three gabled winery, an image that is reflected on the Wynns Coonawarra Estate labels to this day. It wasn’t until 1951 however, that two Melbourne wine merchants, Samuel and David Wynn, purchased Riddoch’s original vineyards and renamed the winery. Today, Wynns Coonawarra Estate is the region’s single largest vineyard holder, with the best and most established vineyards in the district. Wynns Coonawarra Estate was the first winery to be established in the Coonawarra, by John Riddoch in 1896. Wynns Coonawarra Estate was the first winery to be established in the Coonawarra, by John Riddoch in 1896. The winery is located on the world famous strip of ‘Terra Rossa’ soil that produces fruit with exceptional quality. Launched in 1952 as Coonawarra Estate Claret, this wine has long upheld Wynns Coonawarra Estate’s reputation as a producer of premium Coonawarra Shiraz.
Vibrant deep red with a red/purple hue. The bouquet shows there are lifted red cherries and wild berries, with some sweet spice, accompanied by hints of cocoa and subtle vanillin oak. The palate is rich and spicy, with red berry fruit and a touch of nutmeg. The fruit is well supported by ripe soft tannins which combine to add lovely length on the back of the palate.