Dennis and Bonnie Vice run a top-quality organic vineyard and offer a very comfortable, homely cellar-door experience (and accommodation). The red wines – refined, elegant but intense cabernets as well as the occasional deep-tasting merlot – are limited-production and not widely distributed, so this is the best place to taste them and chat with the […]
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Coonawarra and Stags Leap might both be deemed worthy of the world’s Cabernet Sauvignon crown, but determining the who, what and why behind these two prestigious regions is not quite as clear cut. LARRY WALKER and MAX ALLEN inspect their national assets, while our tasters compare the most recent vintage from each to determine whether […]
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For the Japanese tourist, Australia is that country where to go on holidays on the South Hemisphere. A country where the nature is splendid and any gourmet will be delighted by food. This is in such a place that some people are making wine in Bordeaux style. At the South of Australia, in Coonawarra area, […]
Highbank wine “Coonawarra Basket Press” is made of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc (7000 yen/Vintners). Extremely complex structure with soft and delicate acidity and tannins. Long length.（92 points, now to 2015) Highbank vineyards are located on the central hill of Coonawarra’s highest terroir, this is why this top quality wine is different from other Australian […]
A visit to South Australia by Dutch and Belgian sommeliers, early in 2002, saw them visit Coonawarra to meet local winemakers. Their trip report highlighted Highbank Wines thus: Discovery: Highbank Coonawarra The discovery of the day was Highbank 1999 “Coonawarra”. Dennis Vice made this outstanding wine. He is an individual of outstanding knowledge in viticulture […]
Dennis Vice is very excited to offer this wine back to his compatriots. After spending many years as a viticulturist in California, Dennis settled in Australia’s home of Cabernet Sauvignon and related varieties; the Coonawarra, South Australia. Apart from maintaining this vineyard Dennis also lectures in viticulture and applies his knowledge and experience with the […]
by Sally Collings Viticulture lecturer Dennis Vice, from the South East Institute of TAFE, has made good use of his background and watched the market closely to successfully find a niche for organically grown wine. The Coonawarra* vineyards’s management philosophy is based on minimal inputs, and relies on technology, such as local weather forecasts to […]
If wine means everything to you, then heaven on earth is in Coonawarra!
Highbank Wines is nestled deep in the heart of the Coonawarra and produces single estate wines that perfectly showcase terra rossa-influenced terroir, making them sought after by wine lovers all over the world.
Grown without the use of chemical herbicides, insecticides or fertilisers, matured in French oak, and with decades of Limestone Coast winemaking experience, means Highbank Wines are a must for your cellar.