Founded in 1976 by legend Brian Croser, Petaluma is a top name in Australian wine. Their premise is to match grape variety to region and vineyard site. Coonawarra's famed terra rossa soil and cooler climate is perfect for this dark, velvety Cabernet.
From the start, Petaluma focused on Riesling from Clare Valley, Chardonnay from Adelaide Hills and Cabernet from Coonawarra. The latter region lies within the prized Limestone Coast of South Australia and has produced wine for the last 120+ years. First, in the late 1800s, it was fortified, then from the 1960s until present day, it has wowed the world with its outstanding Cabernets. This variety excels on the iron rich, terra rossa soils over limestone – it's only a narrow strip, which makes its modest output even more prized. The climate is cooled by the nearby Southern Ocean, so the wines have the elegance and structure of Europe, yet with greater ripeness and intensity. Oak aged for 16 months in seasoned barrels, this is top steak red.
"Chance to enjoy a top name Coonawarra Cabernet with some delicious maturity, in no hurry to drink up"
Dan Parrott Buyer for Australia