Established in 1989 Bundalong Coonawarra focuses on quality over quantity.
Bundalong has been in the Porter family for over 65 years. An old shallow quarry with exposed red topsoil suggested the presence of Coonawarra’s world renowned terra rossa soil and led us to plant vines. The first Cabernet Sauvignon was planted in 1989 followed by Shiraz.
Originally all grapes were sold to the largest buyer in Coonawarra, with some blocks being graded in the top 5%.
The objective has always been quality rather than quantity. In 2008 Bundalong Coonawarra produced their first premium wines, scoring a 5 star ranking by Halliday. The subsequent vintage 2012 was also held in high esteem by Halliday with 95 points.
Intimate knowledge of the vineyard enables the Bundalong team to manage the soil and microclimate to carefully balance the canopy and crop to produce a layering of flavours.
Bundalong Coonawarra’s current vintage is a 2014 limited release single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, with specially selected parcels of fruit matured in French oak.