15459 Riddoch Hwy, Coonawarra SA 5263
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 10.00am – 5.00pm | Sat & Sun 10.00am – 4.00pm
Closed: Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day
Family owned and operated, Bowen Estate produces a select range of classic Coonawarra wines – Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon that reflect the true characteristics of Coonawarra – strong varietal aromas, intense flavours and soft balanced tannins. Utilising innovative viticultural practices our grapes are estate grown in our clonally planted heritage vineyards and the hand crafted, traditionally made wines have become, prized ‘classic coonawarra’ TM benchmarks.
All Bowen Estate vines are individually hand-pruned ensuring each one produces maximum quality; this enables Doug Bowen to restrict the crop size resulting in wines that are full bodied with great depth of colour and longevity. In the winery, daughter Emma, crafts wines using these grapes which have been machine harvested and then crushed within an hour of harvesting. Fermented at cool temperatures, the Cabernet Sauvignon is quietly aged in French Oak whilst the Shiraz is in American Oak barriques. One third new oak is used each year and after 18 – 20 months in wood the wine is bottled awaiting release.
Visiting the cellar door allows you to experience the pure essence and philosophy that supports Coonawarra’s winemaking history, culture and fame and Bowen Estate’s dedication and perseverance to the wine industry.