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October 4, 2017 | The Editor

Exclusive Cabernet Celebrations Offer

To celebrate the month long Coonawarra Cabernet Celebraitions kicking off this October, and just in case you can't get to Coonawarra yourself our team have cooked up a special Cabernet selection! 

6 x Award winning Cabernet + plus Free Shiping   

Hurry, limited time only.  


To place your order click on the download form here button below: 

Email your completed form to or

place your order directly over the phone (08) 8736 3260. 

This exclusive offer  in limited and ends Tuesday 31 October, or until stocks sell out. 

Time Posted: Oct 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM
The Editor
September 29, 2017 | The Editor

Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations


Whilst Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely planted grape variety in the world, it is universally accepted that the climate and soil – or terroir – have a profound effect on the character of the wine.

We guess you can say it’s why the Cabernet Sauvignon that comes out of Coonawarra is the world’s best!

To celebrate, for the entire month of October you can make your way to Coonawarra and indulge in everything this charming region has to offer including special wine tastings, outdoor music events, masterclasses and much, much, more all to celebrate Cabernet Sauvignon.

Join Brand’s Laira Wines for these exclusively curated events;


Visit cellar door over the long weekend, try three different vintages of Cabernet from the past, current & Future.

Date: 30 September - 2 October

Time: 11.00am - 4.00pm

Cost: FREE - Ploughman’s Platters are available to enjoy before or after your tasting, please call (day before) to order $25.00pp includes glass of wine

Bookings: No but appreciated for large groups

Location: Brand’s Laira Cellar Door

Contact: Sam or Mel, 08 8736 3260 or


Blockers Cabernet is having two new wines join the range, pop in and see our newly tweaked label and make yourself acquainted with two of the newest members to the Brand’s Laira portfolio – Blockers Shiraz and Blockers Chardonnay.

Date: 3 - 8 October

Time: Mon - Fri 9.00am-4.30pm, Sat - Sun 11.00am-4.00pm

Cost: FREE - Ploughman’s Platters are available to enjoy before or after your tasting, please call (day before) to order $25.00pp includes glass of wine

Bookings: No

Location: Brand’s Laira Cellar Door

Contact: Sam or Mel, 08 8736 3260 or


The annual Burgers + Beats festival on the lawns of our Cellar Door.  Enjoy a Say Grace Café gourmet burger with one of our award winning wines. Chill out on the lawns to the awesome beats of Quietly Krazy! Bring along your family & friends, we supply great food, great music, and great wines. 

Date: Saturday 14 October

Time: 11.00am - 4.00pm

Cost: FREE ENTRY (food & beverages additional)

Food & Beverages: 

Burgers: Chicken, Beef & Vegetarian $12.00

Dessert $6.00

Wine by the Glass from $5.00

Boutique Beers $8.00

Bookings: No but appreciated for buses

Location: Brand’s Laira Cellar Door Lawns

Contact: Sam or Mel, 08 8736 3260 or


Pop on your walking shoes, slip on your Fitbit and “Walk the Vine to Wine” on the Coonawarra Wineries Walking Trail during October.

Collect a copy of the Winery Walking Trail SUPER Quiz at any of the participating venues listed below and follow the GREEN FOOT leading you to your next destination! Visit at least 5 of the 7 venues to find the quiz solutions needed to complete 10 of the questions.

Leave your completed form with the 5th venue visited and go into the draw to win a mixed dozen wines and other Coonawarra goodies from each of the participating Walking Trail venues.

Date: 30 September - 31 October

Time: Various

Cost: FREE

Bookings: No

Location: Brand’s Laira Coonawarra, Ottelia + Fodder, Wynns Coonawarra Estate, DiGiorgio Family Wines, Redman Wines, Coonawarra Store, Zema Estate





Time Posted: Sep 29, 2017 at 2:30 PM
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September 29, 2017 | The Editor

Annual Burgers & Beats Festival

Burgers & Beats Festival makes its annual return to Brand's Laira this October for the Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations! 

Join us at our Cellar Door for a wonderful day filled with an outdoor wine bar with all the very best wines Brand's  Laira have to offer. Indulge in delicous gourmet burgers & desserts made from local produce by our friends at 'Say Grace Cafe'. Then take a seat or set down on a picnic rug on our lawns and chill out to the cool beats from  'Quietly Krazy!' and watch the hours roll on by. 

Dancing and good time laughs are certainly encouraged! 

This is a kid friendly event, so mark it in your calendar and get you friends and family ready for day of great food, great music and great wines. 

When:        Saturday 14 october 

Entry:         FREE

Food:         Burgers Chicken, Beef and vegetarian $12.00 & Desserts $6.00

Beverage:  Wine by the glass from $5.00 & boutique beers $8.00

Time:          11am to 4pm 

Where:        Brands Laira Cellar Door  - 14860 Riddoch Highway, Coonawarra SA 

Bookings:    Not essentail but apprecaited for buses or larger groups.  Contact our Cellar Door. 


Want to WIN a gourmet lunch for you and 3 friends at the Annual Burgers & Beats Festival on Saturday 14th October - Plus a case of our Blockers Cabernet Sauvignon to take home.

Lunch includes bugers, dessert and wine! 


TO ENTER:    Jump onto our Facebook page here , Follow us and tell us in 25 words or less why you love Cabernet Sauvignon.

Open to Australian Residents 18+ years. Entries close midnight 10/10/2017.  Winner will be drawn on 11/10/2017 and annoucned on Facebook. 

Terms & Conditions 'Win Lunch on Us Competition' download here 




Time Posted: Sep 29, 2017 at 2:08 PM
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September 29, 2017 | The Editor

Sydney Night Noodle Markets

The anticipation is here and the count down begins! 

Spicy noodles, BBQ sticks, dumplings, divine desserts, live music &  the very best wines out of Coonawarra all under the stars - this is what balmy spring evenings in Sydney are made of. 

Good Food Month’s Night Noodle Markets returns to Hyde Park on October 5 to 22 with 40 sizzling food stalls serving up the best street food from across the Asian region plus our grand pop-up Cellar Door makes a return. 

Serving our award winning blockers range along with Cellar Door exclusives like our Old Station Rosé  and Flagship One Seven One, enjoy a glass or a bottle in your very own slice of Coonawarra. 

So mark your calendar, book the family and gather your freinds and head on down to our Cellar Door.  

Don't forget to check out our Sydney Night Noodle Market competition to WIN a years worth of our Blockers Wines + A Plumm glassware pack all valued at over $1,600 - Follow our Instagram page here for more details on when and how to enter. 

Time Posted: Sep 29, 2017 at 11:53 AM
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September 29, 2017 | The Editor

Brand’s Laira & Black Star Pastry create ‘Cherrymisu’ Dessert

Brand’s Laira Wine and Black Star Pastry have collaborated on what is the ultimate wine dessert!

We present the Limited Edition ‘Cherrymisu’ Dessert. The ‘Cherrymisu’ has been created to celebrate the opening weekend of Good Food Month Sydney Night Noodle Markets. 

Friday 29th September 2017, Sydney - Cult Sydney bakery Black Star Pastry has collaborated with iconic Coonawarra winery, Brand’s Laira, to create a limited edition dessert to celebrate the opening of Sydney Night Noodle Markets.

Inspired by the flavours of Brand’s Laira 2014 Blockers Cabernet Sauvignon wine, the indulgent multi-layered dessert is a modern take on the traditional tiramisu. Created by Black Star Pastry’s Executive Chef, Samuel Yeo, the dessert features layers of deliciousness that represent the rich red earth and layered soils the Coonawarra region is famous for. Samuel Yeo describes what dessert lovers will experience when they dip their spoon in; 

“As you work your way through the layers you’ll uncover flavours inspired by the flavour notes of the wine; Brand’s Laira Blockers Cabernet Sauvignon infused mulled wine jelly, a sour cherry compote, whipped vanilla mascarpone, gingerbread sponge and hidden within it pieces of grated dark chocolate.”

Sam explains; “We wanted to have a bit of fun with the concept so I decided to make a ship out of Valrhona Orelys chocolate as a take on the iconic Brand’s Laira logo. Each Cherrymisu dessert will have a handmade chocolate ship on top of it that brings an added texture to the overall dessert.”

For two days only, the first 100 people to purchase a glass of Brand’s Laira Blockers Cabernet Sauvignon from the Brand’s Laira Cellar Door at Night Noodle Markets in Hyde Park will be lucky enough to receive a sample of this decadent delight.

Details: Brand’s Laira X Black Star Pastry Cherrymisu desserts will be available to the first 100 consumers to purchase a glass of Brand’s Laira Blockers Cabernet Sauvignon from the Brand’s Laira Cellar Door on two selected nights.

Dates: Saturday 7th October and Sunday 8th October 2017.

Location: Brand’s Laira Cellar Door, Hyde Park

One dessert redeemable per transaction on a first come first served basis.  All consumers must be over 18 and provide ID at the time of purchase.

Time Posted: Sep 29, 2017 at 9:31 AM
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August 22, 2017 | The Editor

Brand’s Laira voted 5 Star Winery

The highly anticipated release of the 2018 James Halliday Wine Companion book has seen Brand’s Laira achieve some great results.  

Brand’s Laira has been awarded 5 stars for ‘Best wineries of the region’ – and has had a consistent record of excellence for at least the past three years.

From our core range, the 2014 Blockers Cabernet Sauvignon has been awarded 94 points with James Halliday Wine Companion boasting [Brand's Laira 2014 Blockers Cabernet Sauvignon] ; 

24+ year old vines, machine-harvested, a mix of open and roto-fermenters with cultured yeast, 7 days on skins, 85% postferment maceration for 5 weeks, matured for 19 months in 85% French and 15% American oak (35% new). The structure and texture reflect the steps in the vinification, with fine-grained tannins in a support role for the blackcurrant fruit, which was picked at the right time.

Learn more about our Blockers Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Time Posted: Aug 22, 2017 at 3:56 PM
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August 22, 2017 | The Editor

The taste of Coonawarra in Brisbane

Good Food Month is making its way around the country and following successful events in Canberra and Perth earlier this year, the much anticipated event landed in Brisbane.

Brisbane Good Food Month kicked off at the beginning of July with the Night Noodle Markets taking place from July 19th – 30th at the Cultural Food Court in Southbank.

It was the perfect location to unveil the much anticipated pop-up Cellar Door created to bring the best of Coonawarra to Brisbane’s wine and food lovers.

The opening night was hosted by  Brand’s Laira Chief Winemaker Peter Weinberg.  The space was the perfect place to soak up the atmosphere whilst sipping and savouring the flavours of Brand’s Laira alongside an exciting array of Asian cuisine and special entertainment.

The Brand’s Laira pop-up Cellar Door hosted Brisbane’s finest food and wine bloggers, writers, photographers and social influencers all excited to bask in the atmosphere and flavours of the Coonawarra.

Next Stop – Sydney.

We see the Sydney Night Noodle Markets hit Hyde Park from October 5-22nd. 

Time Posted: Aug 22, 2017 at 12:33 PM
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August 22, 2017 | The Editor

Exclusive wine partner for Good Food Month announced

In an exciting announcement for Brand’s Laira we are very proud to announce we are the official Wine Partner for Good Food Month for the next three years!

The partnership with Good Food Month is a wonderful opportunity for Brand’s Laira to bring ‘Coonawarra to the people’ as part of Australia’s largest and only truly national food and wine festival.

With over 1,000 events across five cities (Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne/Perth/Canberra) annually, it’s an enticing program of food and drink events featuring Australia's best chefs, restaurants, wine experts and food producers.

The first of this amazing series was held at the Brisbane Night Noodle Markets in July at the Cultural Food Court in Southbank.

This was the first time the Brand’s Laira pop-up Cellar Door was unveiled. It truly was bringing ‘Coonawarra to the people’.

We look forward to seeing you at the many Brand’s Laira & Good Food Month Events.  Stay tuned for more exciting Good Food Month announcements and events. 

Time Posted: Aug 22, 2017 at 12:29 PM

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