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Punters Corner Chardonnay Coonawarra 1996

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Punters Corner Wines Pty Ltd:
The origins of Punters Corner began in 1988 when David Muir and Robert Hance commenced vineyard operations with the purchase and planting of sixteen hectares of vineyard on V&A Lane. Since then the vineyard area has expanded considerably with the development of a further three vineyards including the Cellar Door block which is situated on the Riddoch Highway. In 1996, our colleagues at Baln... Read more
The origins of Punters Corner began in 1988 when David Muir and Robert Hance commenced vineyard operations with the purchase and planting of sixteen hectares of vineyard on V&A Lane. Since then the vineyard area has expanded considerably with the development of a further three vineyards including the Cellar Door block which is situated on the Riddoch Highway. In 1996, our colleagues at Balnaves constructed an innovative winery and engaged the services of our talented winemaker Peter Bissell. Today, with Pete Balnaves managing our vineyards and Pete Bissell making our wines, we seek to achieve the highest standards of viticulture and wine making techniques. Late 1999 saw the opening of our award winning Punters Corner Retreat accommodation centre, located on our V&A Lane vineyard. Offering both indoor and outdoor dining areas, four bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and modern kitchen, Punters Corner Retreat won the 2001 Royal Australian Institute of Architects South Australian Award of Merit. It also won the SA Great Tourism Award for best small business of 2001. Punters Corner wines are classically Australian in style and represent the best grapes available from our vineyards in any year. Our vineyards currently produce some twelve hundred and fifty tonnes of fruit per annum of which one hundred and fifty tonnes are selected to produce premium table wine under our Punters Corner label. Punters Corner produces a Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and the Triple Crown (Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz & Merlot blend). Our reserve wines, only made in outstanding years, include the award winning ‘Spartacus’ Reserve Shiraz and the new ‘Sovereign’ Reserve Cabernet. The highlight of our last thirteen years has undoubtedly been winning the 2000 Jimmy Watson Trophy with our 1999 Spartacus Reserve Shiraz. This trophy, awarded for the most outstanding one-year-old red wine is undoubtedly the most sought after wine award in Australia. Punters Corner has been fortunate in receiving a number of awards this year. Our 1999 Cabernet received third place in an Australia versus California wine show down. The 1999 Spartacus Reserve Shiraz was selected by leading U.S. magazine, Bon Appetite, as one of the one hundred best wines available in the U.S. and The Australian Financial Review selected our 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon as one of the twenty best wines available in Australia. Read less


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