Nestled behind the old, iconic Coonawarra Station and established between 1994 and 1998, the 165-hectare Station Block Vineyard lies primarily on black clay loam over limestone with substantial pockets of terra rossa soil.
Here, the primary planting is Cabernet Sauvignon with the vines approaching maturity and producing wines that are fresh and aromatic. The grapes form the basis of The Laira range, as well as some aromatic whites such as Chardonnay.
The Laira Vineyard
Established in 1893, The Laira Vineyard was one of the first planted in Coonawarra. It is considered one of the region’s oldest working blocks and produces our award-winning flagship Stentiford’s Shiraz.
Located right on the terra rossa strip from the highway back towards the winery, you can still spy the original 15 rows of Shiraz planted with great foresight in 1893.
The Laira Vineyard produces all of the top-of-the-range reds found in our portfolio and offers classic style and outstanding refinement.
Established in 1990, plantings at the Kirkgate vineyard took three years to complete. With a variety of soil types, fruit from this block is more intensely flavoured and is the backbone of our icon wine, Blockers Cabernet Sauvignon.
While Cabernet Sauvignon makes up the highest percentage of vines on this block, it is closely followed by Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Riesling, and a dash of Petit Verdo.