Redman Wines

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14830 Riddoch Hwy
Coonwarra SA 5263
Australia
Phone: 08 8736 3331
Fax: 08 8736 3013
Email: wines@redman.com.au

Redman Wines is located in the Coonawarra wine region of South Australia Limestone Coast.

Since the first Coonawarra vine gnarled its way heavenward, the Redman name has been synonymous with the region.

The association began in 1901 when Bill Redman, at the tender age of fourteen arrived in South Australia's South East to work in the vineyards. He quickly formed an affiliation with the area and six years later encouraged the rest of his family to join him.

As the family settled, their interest in the region became more substantial with their purchase of forty acres of vines in 1908, displaying their incredible foresight and commitment to the area.

Owen Redman was born in 1919, becoming the first member of the Redman family to be born in the area, confirming the family's association with Coonawarra and its winemaking history.

Bill Redman's greatest desire and passion was the crafting of fine red wines, therefore in 1921 he handed over the responsibility of distribution to Woodley Wines. His faith in the acclaimed 'terra rossa' and in his own ability was truly vindicated when the 1932 Redmans Claret won the 1936 Empire Wine Show in London.

Just prior to enlisting in the army in 1938, Owen Redman completed his first vintage, and it reaffirmed his longing to continue the family tradition of fine wine making. Upon his return from the Second World War, Owen found that the family winery had undergone surprising growth, due to the support they received from many local grape growers.

In 1947 Redman's first entry into the Australian Show arena took top prize at the Adelaide Wine show, this not only enhanced the reputation of the Redman winery but also established Coonawarra as a great wine growing region.

In the ensuing years the Redman family was actively involved in all the major developments in the now famous Coonawarra. After joint venture agreements were entered into with both Penfolds and Mildara, and several significant accolades had been awarded to the Redman claret; Lindemans decided that a winery of such high standing would make a valued contribution to their portfolio. Therefore in 1965 they purchased the original Redman property and renamed it ‘Rouge Homme'.

Driven by the pride and honour of the Redman name, Owen re-established the family winery in the following year by purchasing a vineyard owned by Arthur Hoffman. Continued success and growth allowed the Redman family to increase their holdings, and eventually acquire the land on which the winery stands today.

After a lifetime of serving his family, the Australian Wine Industry, and in particular his beloved Coonawarra, Bill Redman died a proud and honourable man in 1979.

With the passing of Owen Redman in 1989, control of the winery passed into the hands of Bruce and Malcolm Redman, the third generation of the family dynasty.

Bruce and Winnie Redman’s son Daniel, the fourth generation of Redman to make wine in Coonawarra, joined the family business in 2008, exactly 100 years after his great granfather made his first wine and Dan's younger brother Michael joined the business in 2015.

Following in the family tradition, the third generation and fourth generation are now working together to produce the top quality wines for which the Redman name has become renowned. The Redman Shiraz, Redman Cabernet Sauvignon, Redman Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot and "The Redman" are distributed and marketed nationally.

 

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