Woolpunda Cabernet Sauvignon
A very lightly oaked Cabernet delivering richness and complexity with a proud history – grapes for this wine are picked from the ‘home block’ where Byrne Vineyards began in the 1963.
Selected fruit was picked in the evening, crushed and fermented in stainless steel. A small amount of juice was put aside to ferment in oak barrels, before being blended back to create the finished wine.
Having originally grown grapes for other major wineries, Byrne Vineyards started producing its own wines from the estate vineyards in 2008. It has gone from strength to strength winning many accolades.
Woolpunda originates from a beautiful vineyard with breathtaking views once used for sheep farming – the word Punda means water.
Dark cherry red with juicy blackberry fruit aromas that have soft notes of vanilla and cedar. Full bodied and rich, with smooth hints of French oak: ideal with barbecued meats and stir fries.
About the Producer
Byrne Vineyards has resulted from three generations of hard toil in the vineyards. In 1963, Eric and Romla Byrne purchased the Devlin’s Pound property near Overland Corner in South Australia and planted this limestone based vineyard to a range of grape varieties, most notably Shiraz, Cabernet and Chardonnay.
In 1995 they acquired the Morgan (Scotts Creek) vineyard which was established by then owners Penfold’s, under the guidance of Max Schubert, during the 1970s. Due its close proximity to the Barossa, excellent limestone soils and ideal climate these vineyards were for premium wine production.
Eric and Romla’s sons Rob and Terry Byrne are now joined by Rob’s daughter Petria and have continued the family passion for wine, vineyards and viticulture, Winemaker Peter Gajewski brings a wealth of experience to his role including a term as senior winemaker at Penfolds.