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Grape Escapes – Gourmet Traveller WINE

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 […]

Highbank An Australian wine different from others

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 […]

Discovery of Highbank by Belgian and Dutch sommeliers

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 […]

Australian Premium Wine Collection re 1996 Highbank Coonawarra

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 […]

Best of both worlds – GrapeGrowers

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 […]