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One of the mainstay producers of the region, Leconfield was established by fifth generation winemaker Richard Hamilton in the year 1972. The winery has been steered since 2001 by a team led by Paul Gordon and assisted by Tim Bailey – two very competent and inventive winemakers.
Located on the red brown loam soils of the Terra Rossa strip in Coonawarra, Leconfield wines occupies a premier site in the region, benefiting from the mostly maritime climate with meteorological data suggesting the area has a similar climate to that of Bordeaux.
Leconfield Wine Types
Leconfield champions the noble varieties, producing six expressive wines in their premium range – Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. The wines are fruit forward, generous and can benefit from cellar time.
Leconfield also produces the entry level ‘Syn’ wines and has a hand in the Richard Hamilton wines of McLaren Vale, where an additional Leconfield base is established.
A breadth of winemaking experience between the two key winemakers allows for a melting pot of creative and thoughtful work to take place in the winery. Fruit is key to the winery process, but detail and modern practices complement.
|Address||Riddoch Highway, Coonawarra, SA, 5263, Australia|
|Phone||(08) 8737 2326|