This Pride of the Fleurieu Cabernet was grown in the family’s pride and joy, overlooking the Finniss River wetlands, Tony Brooks and Prof. Barbara Santich’s dry grown Stranger’s Reach vineyard cooled by the Great Southern Ocean and Lake Alexandrina where low rainfall and deep alluvial soils encourage Cabernet to ‘populate or perish’. Selected bunches were hand picked by family and friends in the third week of April and gently crushed into open top fermenters. After 8 days fermentation the wine was then basket pressed into some new but predominately older French Oak Barriques for 18 months maturation and then bottled with minimal winemaking artifact to capture the essence of the vineyard and will reward cellaring and decanting.

Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon


Fleurieu Peninsula



Wine Style

Red - big, bold, full-bodied


Fruit and tannin in harmony. Blackberry and cassis with background acidity. Structure and length. The faintest lick of finely tuned oak spice at the front palate. The core of blackberry fruit is well-mannered, with multitudinous and graphitic tannins swimming effortlessly in at palate’s end. A big mouthful of red wine, but so structured as to remain poised and polite.

Dietary Notes




Food Pairing

Your grandest cote de bouef cooked rare over vine embers with duck fat chips or butcher’s sausage and mashed potato with truffle oil.


This product is from an eco-producer - purchases of this product count towards Green Tier eligibility

Expert Review

Halliday Wine Companion - 93


Gold - The New Zealand International Wine Show 2022

Gold - Texsom Awards 2023

Gold - Korea Wine Challenge 2023

Gold, 95 - Melbourne International Wine Competition 2023

Gold - 2023 AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge

Gold - Woman Wine & Spirit awards 2024

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Dandelion Cabernet Pride of the Fleurieu 2021

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