The Leconfield Wines Portfolio

The Leconfield Coonawarra Wines Portfolio

Leconfield Coonawarra was established in 1974 by noted oenologist, Sydney Hamilton. During a winemaking career spanning nearly 60 years, Sydney was highly regarded for his contribution to the industry. At the age of 76, Sydney Hamilton still yearned to make a classic Australian Cabernet Sauvignon and set himself the task of finding the right district in which to establish his own vineyard and winery - and Leconfield Coonawarra was established.

Today Leconfield’s winemaking direction is driven by highly regarded winemaker, Paul Gordon. Leconfield Cabernet Sauvignon has established itself as one of the most distinctive on the Australian market and has a dedicated following throughout Australia and around the world. The Merlot is meticulously selected so that the small volume released each year is extremely sought after and is regarded as one of the best examples in the district.

Over the last two decades and further reinforced through recent show success, the Riesling vines selected and planted by Sydney Hamilton in 1974 have yielded wines that have become benchmarks of the variety within the Coonawarra region.

Great Wines Crafted From Great Vineyards

'OLD VINES' RIESLING

Made in a dry style, the palate of the Leconfield Coonawarra 'Old Vines' Riesling is elegant and fine and shows mid palate texture. It finishes crisp and clean with a light refreshing spritz. Over the last two decades and further reinforced through recent show success, the Riesling vines selected and planted by Sydney Hamilton in 1974 have yielded wines that have become benchmarks of the variety within the Coonawarra region.

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COONAWARRA CHARDONNAY

Leconfield Coonawarra Chardonnay has a ripe nectarine fruit nose overlaid with complexed yeast aromas and a subtle background of vanilla from French oak fermentation. Medium body in style with persistent long stone-fruit flavours finishing with a bright, fine, mineral acidity. 

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'LA SEVILLANA' ROSÉ

Named after roses that surround our McLaren Vale Cellar Door each summer. Enjoy the 'La Sevillana' Rosé chilled as an aperitif - perfect on a warm relaxed afternoon. This is an elegant yet flavoursome wine made in a dry style but with round mouthfeel. It finishes clean and crisp. 

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COONAWARRA MERLOT

The Leconfield Coonawarra Merlot is recognised as a benchmark for both the variety and the region. This is a flavoursome Merlot with full flavours of ripe plums and round, long tannins that provide persistence and length. It retains elegance and finesse.

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McLAREN VALE SHIRAZ

Premium Estate grown McLaren Vale Shiraz from our Farm Block, situated in front of our Cellar Door. The McLaren Vale Shiraz is a full-bodied wine with great depth and finesse. Bright, vibrant nose showing red plum and olive nuances overlayed with subtle oak that provides an element of coffee mocha.

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COONAWARRA CABERNET MERLOT

Cabernet Sauvingnon gives pronounces minty characteristics which are complemented by the rich smooth Merlot. Expect to see vibrant red colours while the wine is in its youth. Choc-mint aromas overlaid with elegant French oak are the essence of the bouquet, while the body has fine tannins and persistent flavours.

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Coonawarra Cabernet Franc

Our Coonawarra Cabernet Franc is medium bodied with round textured tannins and finishes long and juicy. An aromatic fragrant nose showing floral and herb tones with a subliminal hint of cinnamon from oak. Very approachable as a young wine and anticipate cedar complexity with 6-8 years of age. Our Cabernet Franc comes from a single vineyard was planted in 1982. 

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COONAWARRA CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Leconfield Cabernet Sauvignon has been the flagship of Leconfield since the first release in 1977. Our philosophy is to produce a Cabernet Sauvignon displaying both depth and elegance where oak complexes and enhances the fruit but is not allowed to dominate. Full flavored with ripe cassis fruit characters. The finished wine expresses elegant, complex layers of rich fruit, fine tannins, aromatic French oak and balanced acidity.

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'THE SYDNEY' RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON

A true Reserve wine, the key to 'The Sydney' is the vineyard selection made at harvest. We were meticulous in choosing the most consistently ripe grapes from our 30 year old vineyard and fermenting in our favourite small fermenter. This wine has a long, stylish palate with silky tannins that provides persistence.

2016 Vintage Released August 2020

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Coonawarra Petit Verdot

Petit Verdot is only rarely released as a single variety and was originally planted on the Leconfield vineyards as a blending component for Cabernet Sauvignon. It is traditionally a late maturing variety and our tiny vineyard consists of only two rows. 

Vegan Friendly. Only available at the Coonawarra Cellar Door

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