McLaren Vale – nestling between the Mount Lofty Ranges and the white, sandy beaches of the Gulf of St Vincent – is one of South Australia’s oldest, most picturesque wine regions. It is also one of the greenest, with its ongoing water use efficiency strategies and commitment to environmental sustainability.
It was here that the Lloyd family established their winery in 1968, on the predominantly terra rossa soils – soils favouring deep-coloured, well-structured red wines with great capacity for ageing. They released their first Shiraz in 1970, and now regularly win awards not just for their Shiraz but for their winery, their olives and their hand-crafted, artisan cheeses. A regional platter of Coriole’s olives, cheeses, freshly-baked bread and new season’s olive oil in the Courtyard are not to be missed when visiting the winery!
“But nothing can prepare you for the dramatic, tangy, citrus and fresh herbs notes which vault out of the glass and maraud your taste buds” Matthew Jukes (of Coriole Fiano)
• 5 Red Star Winery James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2012 & 2014
• Named in Matthew Jukes’ 100 Best Australian Wines 2012
• Multi 90+ pts wines from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate