Owners Dennis and Bonnie Vice believe, as custodians of the land, that it is their responsibility to farm it carefully, harvesting the fruit gently and nurturing the wines, with as little intervention as possible through a very natural wine making process.
Highbank’s vines are grown without the use of chemical herbicides or insecticides or fertilisers, and have been farmed according to biodynamic principles for more than 25 years.
The family vineyards are located only on the highest banks of terra rossa soil, overlaying the cigar shaped limestone ridge of the renowned Coonawarra wine region.
2013 Highbank ‘Single Vineyard’ Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc.
Medium deep colour. Fresh rose garden, plum, slight rhubarb maraschino cherry aromas. Sweet fruit, rhubarb, red cherry flavours, fine chalky tannins. Finishes al dente firm and long. Very attractive wine. 94 points Andrew Caillard – Master of Wine.
Cabernet Sauvignon 63%
Cabernet Franc 5%