You’re drinking something extraordinarily fine.
About The Wine
The Highbank Family Reserve is taken from one of the original 1890 Coonawarra fruit colony vineyards, rare vines that produce rarified fruit.
It's a phenomenal Australian depiction of a Bordeaux blend that is carefully manicured on its way to bottle. It's built for power, prowess and presence in the glass: each variety adding something to the final wine which is greter than the sum of its parts.
It tastes of Coonawarra; the red dirt, the surrounding Australian gums, the warm sun and the rain. It's the top of the pile for this excellent producer. Buy with confidence, this will be "one of those wines" given appropriate time to unfurl in the cellar.
Highbank is a hidden gem of the Coonawarra wine scene.
A small, independent operation started by Dennis and Bonnie Vice more than two decades ago, this is one of the few organically-farmed vineyards on the hallowed Terra Rossa soils of this famous region.
The wines are a traditionalist's dream. They are statuesque, elegant and architectural and exemplify what modern Coonawarra could look like. Forward-thinking sustainable farming building towards classic wines with pedigree and longevity. If you've fallen out of love with Coonawarra, Highbank might be the one to rekindle the relationship.