Punters Corner wines are classically Australian in style and represent
the best of grapes available to Punters Corner vineyards in any
Our vineyards currently produce some twelve hundred and fifty tonnes
of fruit per annum of which one hundred and eighty tonnes are selected
to produce premium table wine under the Punters Corner label.
The wines have achieved
numerous successes in wine shows both nationally and internationally.
Punters Corner was honoured to have its 1996, 1997, 2000, 2002 and
2004 Cabernet Sauvignon included as one of Coonawarras finest
Cabernets in the annual Coonawarra Cabernet Weekend Auctions, and
taking out the highest price ever paid at auction in the latest
As well as winning Australias
most coveted wine award, the 2000 Jimmy Watson trophy, our Spartacus
Shiraz has been included in the prestigious Bon Appetite magazines
top one hundred wines available in the United States and our 2002
Spartacus Shiraz won the TOP 100 in the Sydney 2005 International
James Halliday has rated
Punters Corner Wines with 5 Stars in both his 2005 and 2006 Wine
Companion, rating the 2002 Spartacus Reserve Shiraz 96 points and
the 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon 94 points.
To further add to the
notoriety of Punters Corner Wines, the contract winemaker Peter
Bissell was named the 2005 Qantas/Gourmet Traveller WINE, winemaker
of the Year.
All grapes used come from company vineyards situated on the famous
Coonawarra strip. Each block of grapes is sampled and tested separately
through the growing season and picked separately at harvest.
The V&A Lane vineyard consists of vines planted in 1998, while
the Cellar Door vineyard consists of thirty-year-old Cabernet, Shiraz
and Merlot vines as well as new Cabernet plantings, which have replaced
the original Riesling vines.
In 1998 and 1999, a further sixty hectares was developed in partnership
with Balnaves of Coonawarra. The first vintage from this vineyard
was in 2001. We expect this vineyard (Saratango Park vineyard) to
provide us with exceptional quality Cabernet, Shiraz and Merlot.
The Vincorp vineyard (sixty-four hectares) was established in 1991.
This property was also developed jointly with Balnaves of Coonawarra
and comprises of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet
Fruit from Saratango Park and Vincorp that is not used by Punters
Corner is sold to other leading Coonawarra producers.