Welcome to Highbank

If you want to understand “Coonawarra” you simply must arrange sometime during your visit a special wine tasting with wine maker Dennis. We have a distinctive cellar location to share when you book in advance to taste our available wines.

When you walk on the hallowed Terra Rossa earth, see the vines grown sustainably, taste the wines and then immerse yourself in the whole experience by staying on-site in luxury, you will be able to tell the world you have truly “lived” the Coonawarra lifestyle.

Owners Dennis and Bonnie Vice believe, as custodians of the land, that it is their responsibility to farm it carefully, harvesting the fruit gently and nurturing the wines, with as little intervention as possible through a very natural wine making process.

Highbank’s premium hand-crafted wines have gained attention from wine enthusiasts and are regularly sighted on the wine lists of Australia’s top restaurants. Find out more about our unique wines and make an appointment to come and taste them.

Our Wines

Highbank’s grapes are grown without the use of chemical herbicides or insecticides or fertilisers, and have been farmed according to biodynamic principles for more than 35 years.

The family vineyards are located only on the highest banks of terra rossa soil, overlaying the cigar shaped limestone ridge of the renowned Coonawarra wine region.

The Single Vineyard “Home Block” Family Reserve 100% Cab Sav in 2016 and 2017 vintages are still available as is our 100% Merlot 2015 in 6 bottle cartons.  Purchase direct from Highbank here.

Highbank Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc (Coonawarra, SA)

The 2013 vintage of this wine is gorgeous: pretty, floral cabernet fruit lift, fine and supple tannins. The 2014 is more savoury and reserved, with elegant dusty tannins, for lovers of old-fashioned claret. Both will age superbly well in the cellar.

Highbank Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Coonawarra, SA)

Again, the 2013 is the more approachable and eager-to-please vintage: quite plush and voluptuous mulberry fruit framed by firm but yielding tannins. And the 2014 is more restrained and shy, with tight little blackcurrant fruit flavours and cedary, savoury tannin. It needs time in the cellar to reveal all its glorious complexity.

News

Big News from Highbank Coonawarra

Bonnie and I have sold the vineyard where the Honeysuckle Rise…