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From the heart of the picturesque McLaren Vale in South Australia comes a winery that is fuelled by the passion of owners Carol and Peter Matthews. Since 1999 they have fulfilled their ambition of producing wines of uncompromising quality. The name behind the label was inspired by the almost extinct Cape Barren Geese that make their home in the vineyard every summer.
Cape Barren Location
Only 37km from Adelaide the Cape Barren vineyards represent 150 acres spread across the Fleaurieu Peninsula. Thanks to a maritime climate the region enjoys sunshine hours and cool breezes, that help McLaren Vale produce some of the most lauded wines in the country. 25 acres of The Cape Barren Vineyards are located in the sub-region of Blewitt Springs, which are unique vineyards comprising of deep sand over limestone. Fruit from these 70-year-old vines go towards the reserve range of Shiraz.
Cape Barren Wine Styles
The wines found under the Cape Barren label include a Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Shiraz and a blend of Grenache Shiraz and Mourvedre.
Cape Barren Wine Brands
The Native Goose and the Silly Goose represent the Estate range while the Reserve Shiraz is their top tier wine.
Cape Barren Winery
Cape Barren’s wines are made by Brian Light, twice nominated for McLaren Vale bushing king; Brian is a keen advocate for minimal intervention and promotes fruit expression in all the wines he makes. Oak is used judiciously in all the wines and they have already established an enviable record for quality and detail.
|Wine Region||McLaren Vale|
|Address||Lot 20 Little Road, Willunga, SA, 5172, Australia|
|Phone||0410 554 545|
This bright and breezy sav blanc from Cape Barren is just the ticket for quenching a Summer thirst. Smells of tropical fruit salad and apples adorn the nose, whilst the palate is crisp and frisky with a smidgen of sweetness, a citrusy centre, and ...
Do you know what? We don't eat enough goose these days. That is a shame as goose can be very tasty indeed (and geese can be angry creatures, best eaten). Regardless, this Shiraz is classic Vale fare - rich, mid palate driven with that lovely th...
Vibrant deep cherry red with purple edges are the highlights of the wine’s colour. Initial excitement for this wine comes from the lifted spice nose, enhanced by sweet fruit aromas of dark berries – strawberries, raspberries and cherry. Then f...