Katnook lies in the heart of the fabled Coonawarra region, South Australia. With a history stretching back to 1867, Katnook has three wines in the prestigious Langton’s Classification of Australian Wines, two Jimmy Watson trophies and a five-star rating in James Halliday’s Wine Companion 2017. Katnook is consistently ranked as one of the top attractions in Coonawarra by Trip Advisor. It has also won several Australian Gourmet Traveller Cellar Door awards for its famous terra rossa pit, located at the entrance to Cellar Door.
Katnook sits in the heartland of South Australia’s Coonawarra wine district, just north of Penola and roughly half way between Melbourne and Adelaide.
Katnook was the site of wine pioneer John Riddoch’s first commercial Coonawarra vintage in 1896. In 1980, the second chapter began when wine was again crafted in Riddoch’s original winery by Wayne Stehbens, who still heads our winemaking team today.
Wayne boasts an extraordinary track record of winemaking excellence, having twice won the Jimmy Watson Trophy (1987 for 1986 Cabernet Shiraz blend and 1998 for the 1997 Prodigy Shiraz) as well as a double trophy at the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition in 2003. Three Katnook wines appear in the prestigious Langton’s Classification of Australian Wines and Katnook is rated 5-star in James Halliday’s Wine Companion 2016.
The 200 hectare Katnook property boasts some of Australia’s finest vineyards as well as John Riddoch’s beautifully restored, historic limestone buildings – where we welcome visitors to our Estate. Find out more on our website.
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