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About Wild Game Wine

About us…

For nearly two decades we (Guy Stratford and Mary Kennedy) have been very proud of the fruit that we have grown in our biologically farmed vineyards in Coonawarra, which in turn has been crafted into exceptional wine by our friend and winemaker Peter Douglas.

 

Friends and family who have applauded and encouraged our viticultural pursuits have gladly received the resulting wine. So, for the 2012 vintage (already heralded as one of the greatest Coonawarra vintages), we decided to legitimise our endeavours by putting a label on to our bottles and offering them up on a mercantile basis in the hope of funding our future offerings.

 

About our winemaker…

Peter Douglas rose to fame in the winemaking world whilst working as a senior winemaker with Wynn’s Coonawarra Estate in the 1980s. He also gained international recognition with vintages in Bordeaux, Napa Valley, Sicily, Tunisia and Puglia before returning back home to Coonawarra. Peter is passionate about Coonawarra and specifically its cabernet sauvignon, as he continues to cement its place as one of the greatest region / variety matches in the world.

 

About our wine…

2012 was an exceptional year for Coonawarra cabernet sauvignon and we believe that The Duke is a true reflection of this. The wine was aged for over three years in a mix of new and used French oak, bottled in October 2016 and released for sale in early 2017.  Click here to read the winemaker's tasting notes.