Parker Coonawarra Estates have achieved an unmatched reputation both within Australia and overseas where fine wines are revered for integrity and consistently superb quality.
The Parker Estate Vineyard, situated at the southern end of Coonawarra was established in 1985 on the rich terra rossa soil over limestone of the Coonawarra. It carries Cabernet Sauvignon as the predominant variety with minor planting’s of Merlot and Petit Verdot.
Each vintage a small quantity of the best fruit is selected for the Terra Rossa First Growth label. If in any year the grapes do not reach the high standard set, then no Terra Rossa First Growth is made. In those years the wine is released under the Terra Rossa Cabernet Sauvignon label.
They now release each year a mere 500 cases of Terra Rossa Merlot only for cellar door sales, online and mail order.