WYNNS COONAWARRA ESTATE | COONAWARRA, AUSTRALIA

From the first vineyards being planted in 1891 by visionary Scottish pioneer, John Riddoch, Wynns Coonawarra Estate has built a reputation as the Coonawarra region’s pre-eminent wine producer. With the longest-established vineyards in the region, Wynns’ history is deeply intertwined with Coonawarra and their vines capture the true essence of the region.

WINE MAKER |  Sue Hodder

WINE MAKER | Sue Hodder

Sue Hodder celebrated her 29th vintage with Wynns in 2021. Sue believes her early viticultural training gave her invaluable insight into the importance of the vineyards in quality winemaking. Sue brings valuable experience with vintages in Margaret River, California and Bordeaux and has judged extensively in regional, national and international wine shows. In 2016 Sue and Sarah were jointly named the ‘Winemaker of the Year’ at the 2016 Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology (ASVO) Awards for excellence, and in 2021 Sue was awarded a Fellow of the Society.

THE VINEYARD

THE VINEYARD

What is now Wynns Coonawarra Estate was founded by Scottish pioneer John Riddoch. He planted vineyards in 1891 and completed the estate’s famous three-gabled winery in 1896. Later in 1951 Melbourne wine merchants Samuel and David Wynn purchased Riddoch’s original vineyards and winery and renamed the property Wynns Coonawarra Estate. The Wynns family recognised the intrinsic qualities of Coonawarra wines - their richness and intensity of fruit character - and set out to build an independent identity in the region. They created the famous label that has made John Riddoch’s winery one of Australia’s best known buildings and a recognised symbol of heritage and refinement – qualities Wynns prides itself on.

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