A short film about the terra rossa soils in Coonawarra featuring winemakers Sue Hodder and Sarah Pidgeon from Wynns Coonawarra Estate. They specifically tell us about the terra rossa soils which are famous in the region for producing great Cabernet Sauvignon red wine.
After a stay in the quiet town of Coonawarra we headed along the A66 Riddoch Highway and visited winemakers Sue Hodder and Sarah Pidgeon at the well known Wynns Coonawarra Estate.
We did an interview with Sue and then Sarah spent time with us out in the vineyards and specifically looking at the terra rossa soils. John Riddoch planted the first vineyards here in 1891 and the Wynns brothers, Samuel and David, purchased the original vineyards and winery in 1951.
The cellar door here is set up well for visitors and you can even put on a white lab jacket and make your own blend.
Our favourite wine at the tasting here was the John Riddoch Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon 2012.
The Gables. © Montager Productions Ltd.
Sarah Pidgeon. © Montager Productions Ltd.
Cabernet Sauvignon. © Montager Productions Ltd.
Soils and stone. © Montager Productions Ltd.
Soil types. © Montager Productions Ltd.
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