Out of the hundreds of vineyards I have visited around the world, this was the vineyard I fell in love with and most wanted to own.
About the Wine
The Koomilya project is Steve Pannell's "proudest accomplishment in wine."
This single block in McLaren Vale holds a special place in his heart, being the main source of his first Jimmy Watson Trophy winning wine, the 1995 Eileen Hardy Shiraz. On top of that, Steve has a certain spiritual connection to this site, "Out of the hundreds of vineyards I have visited around the world, this was the vineyard I fell in love with and most wanted to own."
Now as the custodian of this vineyard, Steve is releasing his first single vineyard wines from this block. It's his best attempt to distill this special site into a bottle. The 2014 Shiraz is stunning. A pure and powerful example of premium McLaren Vale Shiraz.
What's inside these bottles is magnificent, this is surely the making of a future icon wine for this region.
About S.C. Pannell
Quite simply, Stephen Pannell is one of Australia’s finest and most imaginative winemakers. He’s a Jimmy Watson Trophy winner, a McLaren Vale Bushing King winner, a two-time Max Schubert Trophy winner, International Red Winemaker of the Year and Decanter Magazine’s 50 Most Influential Contributors to the World of Wine. Nick Stock described him as potentially “one of the greatest Australian winemakers ever to make wines in our age”.
Steve’s wines are made with modern Australian food and wine culture at the front of mind. The wines come from a range of stunning McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills vineyards, and are made from sustainable varieties that properly suit his South Australian climate. They're built around brightness of fruit and savoury tannin structure, and whatever your poison is Steve has you covered!
He is truly one of the most forward thinking and inspirational Australian winemakers alive today.