The plains of Padthaway produce wines of consistent quality and style. Although famously known as ‘Chardonnay country’, the region reliably produces excellent examples of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Even more so in recent years as the area has expanded its acreage under vine and chardonnay has become less fashionable amongst wine drinkers.
The gently undulating country of Padthaway is a well-recognised agricultural region settled in the early to mid-1800’s as a pastoral region. The neighbouring region is the world famous Coonawarra district also a rich agricultural region but most famous for its reputation as a world class wine production region.
In the 1960’s the leading premier wine producing companies at that time (Seppelts & Lindemans) planted vines here to supplement the rising demand for premium quality wines. For over 60 years now, vineyards from Padthaway have been producing premium quality fruit for red and white table wine and sparkling wine.