Cabernet is king in Coonawarra

Coonawarra is located in the south eastern corner of South Australia – also known as the Limestone Coast. The GI region is 398 km2 in size and has a total of 5784 hectares of vineyards. Coonawarra experiences a maritime influence due to upwelling of cold ocean currents at certain times of the year. 

The main varieties grown in the region are Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, and Chardonnay. 

 

Coonawarra Regional Snapshot 2020-2021

Regional Snapshots are one-page profiles updated annually of individual Australian wine regions. They provide at-a-glance summary statistics on: climatic characteristics, viticulture data, winegrape production, and winegrape price and export sales data for wine, compared against the same statistics for the whole of Australia.

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Coonawarra
Coonawarra
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5,784ha
Total vineyard area
51-127m
Altitude
37° 31'S
Latitude
260mm
Growing season rainfall
20.1C°c
Mean temperature (Jan)
Climate
  • Coonawarra experiences a maritime influence due to upwelling of cold ocean currents at certain times of the year
  • Cold winters and cool summer night temperatures
  • Consistent cloud cover contributes to temperature reduction
Soil
  • A flat region famous for its terra rossa soils
  • Thin iron-oxide based top soil over limestone

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