Balnaves of Coonawarra

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Main Road
Coonawarra SA 5263
Australia
Phone: 08 8737 2946
Fax: 08 8737 2945
Email: kirsty.balnaves@balnaves.com.au

Balnaves is a small family-owned wine company in the heart of the famous Coonawarra Terra Rossa strip in South Australia (Limestone Coast).

Recent achievements:

* 2008 - Winery of the Year - James Halliday
* 2007 - Wine of the Year - Jeremy Oliver
* 2006 - Qantas/Gourmet Traveller Winemaker of the Year

Philosophy

1. Balnaves wines are 100% Coonawarra, and produced exclusively from fruit grown by the Balnaves Family in Coonawarra.
2. The aim is to produce consistently high quality wines from fruit sourced from their own Coonawarra vineyards, reflecting the unique flavours, character and quality of fruit grown in this area, as well as the variation of seasons in this cool climate area.
3. The winemaking philosophy is to maximize and build complexity and structure in all the wines. Rather than focus on simple varietal fruit characters, the wines show complex fruit oak and tannin aromas, and rich yet fine palate structures, with noticeable texture as well as flavour on the finish.
4. The wines are made to be aged and are best after several years of cellaring. The wines are made to accompany food and are best enjoyed with food, which highlights the mouthfeel qualities which the wines produce.

 

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  • Coonawarra
  • Limestone Coast
  • South Eastern Australia

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