Leconfield Coonawarra Wines

The Leconfield Coonawarra Story

In 1974, at 76 years of age, with a winemaking career spanning nearly 60 years, Sydney Hamilton (1898-1987) selected a fine piece of ‘Terra Rossa’ country at Coonawarra to fulfill a life’s ambition, to grow and produce a classic Australian Cabernet Sauvignon. He named the estate Leconfield, after his English ancestor, Lord Leconfield, and set about establishing a remarkable reputation for Leconfield Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon.

Great Wines Crafted From Great Vineyards

Leconfield Coonawarra embraces the essence of the famous South Australian wine region by creating rich, elegant and sensual wines. Leconfield is famous for its Cabernet Sauvignon which is the flagship of the brand. 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. With a passion for Merlot, Paul Gordon's expert winemaking has seen the Leconfield Coonawarra Merlot become one of the best wines of the variety produced in Australia.

Sydney Hamilton

Leconfield Coonawarra was established in 1974 by noted oenologist, Sydney Hamilton, at the age of 76. Sydney was especially known for pioneering temperature-controlled fermentation of white wines. This technique allowed for the preservation of delicate aromas and flavours and has become the benchmark for production of white wine around the world.

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The Coonawarra Vineyards

Renowned for its rich, terra rossa soil, the Coonawarra is one of Australia’s great wine regions. The first vines were planted in 1891 as part of the ‘Penola Fruit Colony’ and the area quickly achieved recognition for its fine red wines. Undoubtedly, Coonawarra produces Australia’s greatest Cabernet Sauvignon.

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The Leconfield Coonawarra Wines Portfolio

Leconfield Coonawarra embraces the essence of the famous South Australian wine region by creating rich, elegant and sensual wines. Leconfield is famous for its Cabernet Sauvignon which is the flagship of the brand.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. Leconfield's Senior Winemaker, Paul Gordon, continually produces high quality wines. He has a particular passion for the French grape variety Merlot, having crafted it over his many years, the Leconfield Coonawarra Merlot is second to none.

Great Wines Crafted From Great Vineyards

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Winemaking Philosophy

Leconfield Wines are based on a simple philosophy – Great Wines Are Crafted From Great Vineyards.

 ‘The best wine is one which is so complete that it does not need dissection, yet so interesting that it inspires intrigue. The best reward is from having people who love our wines.’

Paul Gordon, Senior Winemaker Leconfield Wines.

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Cellar Doors

You can enjoy Leconfield Wines at both our McLaren Vale and Coonawarra Cellar Doors. Tastings are available daily. Stay for a while and enjoy a glass of wine with regional produce in front of the fireplace our in our beautiful Cellar Door gardens.

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