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Koonara Wines - Pursuit of Perfection

 

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“When wine is aged in oak barrels, a portion of it evaporates; winemakers call this the “Angel’s Share”. The rest is their gift to us …

Coonawarra is a small wine region in South Australia, famous for it’s Cabernet Sauvignon and it’s cool-climate spicy Shiraz. ‘Koonara’ is the name of the Reschke family property in Coonawarra.

Snowgoose wine gift boxes feature the finest quality wine, sourced from the Five-Star Koonara Winery in South Australia's Coonawarra region. Owner Dru Reschke keeps the vineyards low yielding, with vines that perfectly ripen smaller thick-skinned grapes. Because wine colour and flavour develop from these skins, the vineyard produces more skin per litre, resulting in exceptional tasting wines. Only a limited quantity of Koonara Wine is released to the public, making these a rare wine gift to receive.

Snowgoose red wine gift hampers showcase Koonara Angel's Peak Cabernet Sauvignon, a deep crimson wine displaying luscious blackcurrant and blueberry notes, with a hint of mocha and cigar box. 

Koonara presses this wine as lightly as an angel’s tread to prevent the release of harsh tannins locked inside the grape skins. The result is a beautiful cool climate wine offering a touch of guava on the palate to accompany the crisp apple and gooseberry notes.

Find these finest quality wines in our Wine Hampers.

In Italian tradition, this gourmet antipasto gift treats taste buds to a feast of complementary textures and flavours.

Ready to serve straight from the hamper, the banquet begins with a colourful selection of our legendary Snowgoose fruits, revered for their mouthwatering flavours. To accompany our just-picked fruit, each lucky recipient will savour a selection of Salumi Australia's incredibly tasty artisan meats, created by Sardinian-born Massimo Scalas, Salumi's Sobrasada, a spreadable paprika-filled chorizo, together with Cacciatorini, a small rustic salami and slices of Pork Lonza, a peppercorn and juniper berry cured and aged pork loin, the addictive Meredith Dairy Marinated Goat Cheese which tastes divine on the artisan lavosh with Three of a Kind olives from Stubborn Olives in Sydney, on the side.

To complete the experience, we've selected a bottle of Koonara Wines' 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon - Wanderlust. Generous and thoughtful, we guarantee this Gift of Taste is one they'll always remember.

Please note that currently, this hamper is not available for same day or next day delivery in Melbourne metro locations.

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This lavish hamper is the ultimate gourmet experience to impress those who crave sweet luxuries, yet still enjoy some savoury indulgence along with Koonara Angel's Footsteps Sauvignon Blanc.

A bountiful arrangement of legendary fruit greets them with fresh orchard aromas and spectacular festive colour.

Our sommelier has selected Koonara Angel's Footsteps Sauvignon Blanc - the perfect wine to savour with the outstanding camembert and Will Studd's decadently creamy Brillat Savarin cheese. In addition, Nina's master chocolatiers have put together a personal selection of their rich chocolates, handcrafted with top-notch Belgian couverture. Together with raw Maya Sunny Honey Macadamia Crunch that's 100% raw yellow box honey with raw macadamias, this luxurious indulgence is a joy to give and heavenly to receive.

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This match made in heaven is a veritable feast for lovers of exceptional fruit and red wine. Greeted by a colourful display and orchard aromas, your recipient will delight in a bounty of our famous Snowgoose fruit. Plucked from the trees at the point of perfection, we nestle the flawless pieces into the straw of our signature wooden boxes and carefully rush them to the doorstep within 48 hours.

In South Australia's Coonawarra, we discovered the Reschke family's Koonara Vineyard. Only a limited quantity of selected Koonara Angel's Peak Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon is released to the public, making this wine a rare treat. Offering a welter of cassis-accented fruit, fine, persistent, tannins and well integrated oak, it's a superb choice to complement our fruit selection.

We promise this gourmet hamper delivers a 'wow' factor that will be remembered long after devouring the last tasty morsel.

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In Italian tradition, this gourmet antipasto gift treats taste buds to a feast of complementary textures and flavours.

Ready to serve straight from the hamper, the banquet begins with a colourful selection of our legendary Snowgoose fruits, revered for their mouthwatering flavours. To accompany our just-picked fruit, each lucky recipient will savour a selection of Salumi Australia's incredibly tasty artisan meats, created by Sardinian-born Massimo Scalas, Salumi's Sobrasada, a spreadable paprika-filled chorizo, together with Cacciatorini, a small rustic salami and slices of Pork Lonza, a peppercorn and juniper berry cured and aged pork loin, the addictive Meredith Dairy Marinated Goat Cheese which tastes divine on the artisan lavosh with Three of a Kind olives from Stubborn Olives in Sydney, on the side.

To complete the experience, we've selected a bottle of Koonara Wines' 2011 Sauvignon Blanc - Angel's Footprints. Generous and thoughtful, we guarantee this Gift of Taste is one they'll always remember.

Please note that currently, this hamper is not available for same day or next day delivery in Melbourne metro locations.

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This indulgent hand-picked selection of artisan specialities takes the taste buds on a heavenly journey of discovery. Beginning with an abundance of our famous Snowgoose fruit, your recipient will savour the mouthwatering flavours of flawless seasonal delights!

In South Australia's Coonawarra, we discovered the Reschke family's Koonara Vineyard. Only a limited quantity of selected Koonara Angel's Peak Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon is released to the public, making this wine a rare treat. Offering a welter of cassis-accented fruit, fine, persistent, tannins and well integrated oak, it's the perfect choice to complement Yarra Valley Dairy's buttery Yering™ and Meredith Dairy's addictive Marinated Goat's Cheese.

Together with Koonara Angel's Footprints Sauvignon Blanc, Bizzarri Dolci's handmade Peppery Cheddars and Lavosh, this gift will help them take precious time out to indulge in your thoughtfulness and these divine luxuries.

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When you want to add sparkle to every occasion, this hamper experience guarantees to impress. We handpick a selection of Snowgoose fruits, renowned for their orchard aromas and exceptional fresh flavours, and beautifully display them in our iconic wooden box.

In South Australia's Coonawarra, we discovered the Reschke family's Koonara Vineyard. Only a limited quantity of selected Koonara Angel's Peak Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon is released to the public, making this wine a rare treat to complement our just-picked fruit.

To complete the gourmet treat, a personal selection of Nina's handmade Belgian chocolates delights the eyes as much as the taste buds. Thoughtful and generous, this deliciously unique gift idea remains one of our all-time bestsellers.

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This indulgent hand selection of artisan specialities takes taste buds on a heavenly journey of discovery. Beginning with a banquet of our famous seasonal delights, your recipient will savour the orchard aromas and mouthwatering flavours of flawless premium fruit, plucked from the trees just 48 hours beforehand!

In South Australia's Coonawarra, we discovered the Reschke family's Koonara Vineyard. Only a limited quantity of selected Koonara Angel's Footsteps Sauvignon Blanc is released to the public, making this wine a rare treat. Offering the palate a touch of guava with crisp apple and gooseberry notes, it's the perfect cool climate wine to complement Yarra Valley Dairy's buttery Yering™ and Meredith Dairy's addictive Marinated Goat Cheese.

Together with Bizzarri Dolci's handmade Peppery Cheddars and Lavosh and The Fine Cheese Co. Damson Paste, this generous gift ensures your recipient is fully equipped to unwind and indulge.

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As the pinnacle of Snowgoose’s gift experiences, this Grand Reserve hamper arrives brimming with artisanal produce that's simply the best of the best. The highlight of this hamper is an abundance of our signature orchard-fresh fruit. Handpicked at the point of perfection, every flawless piece delivers orchard aromas and mouthwateringly fresh flavours.

To add to this, we picked the best of the best from Henschke - The Beast from Hentlty Farm and Big Guns from Koonara! Only a limited quantity of these reserve wines is made available, making them a rare gift to receive. Farmhouse Oak Smoked Cheddar, camembert and Will Studd's decadently creamy Brillat Savarin cheese complement our choice, tasting extraordinary with Rolada and handmade biscuits from Bizzarri Dolci's kitchen.

It's a true gourmet Gift of Taste that guarantees to seriously impress.

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This match made in heaven is a veritable feast for lovers of exceptional fruit and white wine. Greeted by a colourful display and orchard aromas, they'll delight in a bounty of famous Snowgoose fruit. Plucked from the trees at the point of perfection, we nestle the flawless pieces into the straw of our signature wooden box and carefully rush them to the doorstep within 48 hours for the freshest just-picked experience.

In South Australia's Coonawarra, we discovered the Reschke family's Koonara Vineyard. Only a limited quantity of selected Koonara Angel's Footsteps Sauvignon Blanc is released to the public, making this wine a rare treat. Offering the palate a touch of guava to go with the crisp apple and gooseberry notes, it's the best cool climate wine to complement our selection of fruit. Guaranteed to surprise and delight, this hamper delivers your thoughtfulness in abundance.

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When you want to add sparkle to every occasion, this hamper experience guarantees to impress. We handpick a selection of Snowgoose fruits, renowned for their orchard aromas and exceptional fresh flavours, and beautifully display them in our iconic wooden box.

In South Australia's Coonawarra, we discovered the Reschke family's Koonara Vineyard. Only a limited quantity of Koonara Angel's Footsteps Sauvignon Blanc is released to the public, making this wine a rare gift to complement our just-picked fruit.

To complete the gourmet treat, a personal selection of Nina's handmade Belgian chocolates delights the eyes as much as the taste buds. Thoughtful and generous, this deliciously unique gift idea remains one of our all-time bestsellers.

Snowgoose SNG-MXD-REG-KWBE

This indulgent gift hamper showcases our passion for the finest quality produce, captivating taste buds with a profusion of complementary flavours. Nestled in the straw of our beautifully presented box is Koonara Angel's Peak Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, along with a display of our finest in-season fruit to discover, plucked from the trees just at the point of perfection.

Ready to serve on a plate right out of the hamper, a feast awaits with Yarra Valley Dairy's buttery Yering™ cheese, handmade using milk pumped fresh from the milking sheds. Tasmanian Gourmet Kitchen's savoury beetroot marmalade and caramelised onions taste exceptional spread on handcrafted Lavosh from Bizzarri Dolci's kitchen. Together with intense shiraz, divine Sticky Fig and a drizzle of Lomondo's Caramelised Balsamic Vinegar, the lucky beneficiary will be able to relax and indulge in the most unforgettable way.

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This irresistible selection of our famous fruit, sweet artisan treats and outstanding white wine guarantees to take the taste buds on an adventure. Greeted by a colourful display, your recipient will indulge in the sensational orchard flavours of fruit that arrives within 48 hours of plucking from the trees.

In South Australia's Coonawarra, we discovered the Reschke family's Koonara Vineyard. Only a limited quantity of Koonara Angel's Footsteps Sauvignon Blanc is released to the public, making this wine a rare gift to receive. Offering the palate a touch of guava with crisp apple and gooseberry notes, it's the perfect cool climate wine to complement Nina's Turkish Delight chocolate bar.

To complete the experience, Nina's master chocolatiers have put together a personal selection of their handmade Belgian chocolates and a generous wrapping of White Chocolate Honeycomb. All in all, it's the most memorable gift to beautifully convey your thoughtfulness.

Snowgoose SNG-HAM-LRG-SWEW

This lavish hamper is the ultimate gourmet experience to impress those who crave sweet luxuries, yet still enjoy some savoury indulgence along with Koonara Angel's Peak Cabernet Sauvignon.

A bountiful arrangement of legendary fruit greets them with fresh orchard aromas and spectacular festive colour.

Our sommelier has selected Koonara Angel's Peak Cabernet Sauvignon - the perfect wine to savour with the outstanding camembert and Will Studd's decadently creamy Brillat Savarin cheese. In addition, Nina's master chocolatiers have put together a personal selection of their rich chocolates, handcrafted with top-notch Belgian couverture. Together with raw Maya Sunny Honey Macadamia Crunch that's 100% raw yellow box honey with raw macadamias, this luxurious indulgence is a joy to give and heavenly to receive.

Snowgoose SNG-HAM-LRG-SLRF

This indulgent gift hamper showcases our passion for the finest quality produce, captivating taste buds with a profusion of complementary flavours. Nestled in the straw of our beautifully presented box is Koonara Angel's Footprints Sauvignon Blanc, along with a display of our finest in-season fruit to discover, plucked from the trees just at the point of perfection.

Ready to serve on a plate right out of the hamper, a feast awaits with Yarra Valley Dairy's buttery Yering™ cheese, handmade using milk pumped fresh from the milking sheds. Tasmanian Gourmet Kitchen's savoury beetroot marmalade and caramelised onions taste exceptional spread on handcrafted Lavosh from Bizzarri Dolci's kitchen. Together with intense shiraz, divine Sticky Fig and a drizzle of Joseph Olive Oil, the lucky beneficiary will be able to relax and indulge in the most unforgettable way.

Snowgoose SNG-HAM-LRG-ANWW

This irresistible collection of fruit, sweet artisan specialities and exceptional red wine is guaranteed to be a winner. Greeted by a colourful display, each recipient will indulge in the sensational orchard flavours of the finest fruit, plucked from the tree just 48 hours beforehand!

To add to the experience, we selected the outstanding Koonara Angel's Peak Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, offering the palate mint dark chocolate and coffee notes over silky mulberries and molasses, it's the perfect wine to complement Nina's Turkish Delight Chocolate bar.

Nina's master chocolatiers have also put together a personal selection of their handcrafted Belgian chocolates and a generous wrapping of White Chocolate Honeycomb that feasts the eyes as well as the taste buds. It's an unforgettable gift that is truly as much a joy to give as it is to receive.

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100 years of history

20 years of cheese making

In 1906, Henry Albert and Alice Jane Reschke came to Coonawarra to build a life for their family. They had a cattle stud. Today over 100 years on, the family still lives in Coonawarra.

The Cattle Stud on the property is still there, but the vineyards and wine have been their passion since 1988. The land chosen for the vineyards was carefully selected out of the 3,000 acres available on the property in Coonawarra.

The vineyards are naturally kept at an average of 2 tonnes or less an acre. They believe quality is paramount in creating a wine which is not only good, but consistent and age worthy each year.

 

a million year old coral reef

a million year old coral reef

This is what makes Coonawarra wines so unique - a million year old coral reef. All the Coonawarra vines are planted on the famous red terra rossa soil, located on Koonara property – which has been in the family for over 100 years. It is the bright white limestone underneath the 1m red soil which has been blown in and literally rusted into the famous bright red terra rossa soil it is known today.

Like a kitchen sponge, the Terra Rossa holds only so much water before releasing the excess into the limestone which drains away, leaving just enough for the vine to survive, but not enough for the berries to get too big.

 

Trevor

Pursuit of Perfection

French Oak: All of Koonara reds are aged in 100% fine-grain French Oak Hogsheads barrels. These are the most expensive barrels, averaging $1,800 a barrel, but the flavours they create are far superior.

Low yields, small grapes and big flavour. Koonara's Coonawarra vineyards yield 2 tonnes or less (the average for Coonawarra is around 3.5 – 4 tonnes). However this doesn’t mean they have less grapes. Koonara grapes are smaller, which means more skin per litre. Because the colour and flavour in wine comes from the skin, producing big complex flavours.

 

Koonara Wines - Pursuit of Perfection