Cofield Wines

+61 2 6033 3798 Distillery Road
Wahgunyah, 3687
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Philosophy and History History The seeds were sown in 1985. Max was feeling in need of a hobby. After much thought he decided to make some wine from his home. Karen tried to discourage him, saying “your hobby must be different form what you do for a living”. Max listened dutifully, then bought a piece of steel and spent the rest of winter drilling the holes for his first grape crusher… and so began his first “shed wine”. Max’s hobby was also of interest to family, friends and neighbours. This was fortunate as they were often asked to bucket grapes into the crusher and later to help with the bottling of these small amounts of wine. A good barbeque and plenty of wine ensured these days were always fun and never a chore. Lynton Enever, a friend with a passion for vines, was very persuasive in his desire to plant grapes on a back paddock. Soon there were more barbeques as we learnt to graft and plant vines. It was only a small step to deciding “now” was a good time to start our own winery Read more »

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  • Malbec

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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