Peter Thompson has been involved in Viticulture since 1971, actively involved in the establishment and maintenance of vineyards from Margaret River W.A. to King Valley Vic. and everywhere in between.
Peter purchased his first vineyard in the Riverland (1973), Barossa Valley (1975), High Eden (1988), Coonawarra (2006) and Kongorong (2017). Settling at Coonawarra with the first purchase of the “Home Block” has been followed by 3 other vineyards, “Grandma’s”, “Chapel “and “Julia Hill”. Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot was first made in 2010.
In a bid to produce high quality white wines, Peter purchased a vineyard at Kongorong (Mount Gambier GI) and in 2018 Riesling, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir was made.
The vineyard weathers one of the coldest mainland climates but then has the loving sea breezes during summer. The vines survive being planted in a hard bank of flint (Silex) rock.
Cellar Door: Due to open in September 2018
A conveniently located CEllar Door will be situated in the main street of Penola. Visitors will be able to taste and purchase Peter Thompson’s range of Coonawarra Reds and “Silex” range of Kongorong White Wines.