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Doug and his wife Annette established ‘Balnaves of Coonawarra’ with their first 5 hectares of vineyards planted in 1976. Pete Bissell came on board as Chief Winemaker in 1995 and, along with the next generation of Balnaves’, Kirsty (General Manager) and Peter (Viticulturalist), they developed a fully functional winery. Now with 58 hectares of sustainably farmed vineyards, the Balnaves family operate with an unmatched knowledge of the region and strong sustainable values and expectations toward their land and each other.
Peter Balnaves manages the estate vineyards that sit in the southern half of the famed Coonawarra Terra Rosa soil. This section of the region provides about one metre of Terrarosa earth with Ironstone speckled throughout, sitting over a limestone bedrock so dense that the vines can hardly penetrate.
Doug Balnaves is a true man of the land, born and bred in Penola, the small town that marks the epicenter for the rural Coonwarra wine region. Originally a land famous for its sheep farming, Coonawarra is now internationally recognized as a place for world class Cabernet Sauvignon vines grown on its unique Terrarosa soils.
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