Katnook `Founders Block` Chardonnay 2011 (6 x 750mL), Coonawarra, SA.

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Katnook Founder’s Block wines are named in honour of the original land holding of John Riddoch, the founder of Coonawarra.

With Katnook Estate pedigree, the Founder’s Block range is styled for everyday drinking, inviting a modern generation of wine consumers to enjoy the pleasures of Coonawarra wine. The wines are grounded in the past but genuinely focused on the present. They are honest, fruit driven, harmonious and shine with pure Coonawarra character.

SA - Coonawarra
South Australia

Expert Reviews

Although sparkling wine and Sauvignon Blanc are great matches for oysters,Chardonnay can also be a good match. It pairs well with many dishes provided it isn't heavily oaked. Try a good all-rounder like Katnook Founder's Block Chardonnay, where just a small proportion of the wine is barrel fermented.Christine Salins, National Hospitality, 1st September 2012

Winery Tasting Notes


Golden straw yellow.


Fruit driven Chardonnay aromas of peach and nectarine, along with zesty grapefruit. Subtle toastiness and creamy notes add a lovely touch of complexity.


Appealing flavours of white peach, pear and citrus with hints of brioche, highlight the elegant palate. The mouthfeel is subtly rich and creamy with elegant oak, enticing fruit and fine acid that is fresh and lingering.

Food Matching

Pan fried chicken breast stuffed with finely sliced mushroom and chorizo served with asparagus. Marinade tofu in soy, ginger, cumin and sesame oil then cook into a stir-fry with steaming hokkien noodles, shitake mushrooms and bok choy for a fantastic

vegetarian alternative.

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Katnook Estate is one of the premier wineries in Australia's pre eminent red wine district, Coonawarra. Katnook Estate wines are made from select grapes grown in distinguished sites within the company's 330 hectares of Coonawarra vineyards.

Since 1980,  senior winemaker, Wayne Stehbens has crafted Katnook Estate wines and more recently, the iconic Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon and Prodigy Shiraz.   

The Coonawarra wine region, Australia's "other red centre" is recognised world wide as producing exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as stylish Shiraz, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

Currently, over 5500 hectares are under vine in Coonawarra - with Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz accounting for 80% of plantings. 25% of wine produced in Coonawarra is exported.

The wines are shaped by the extraordinary terroir of Coonawarra - where the fabled Terra Rossa soils and cool maritime climate create the perfect wine grape growing environment.


Coonawarra's is famous for its prized Terra Rossa ( "Red Earth") soil. This rich, friable red loam vary from a few centimetres to a metre in depth and lie over a thin layer of calcareous matter, which in turn overlays a deep stratum of limestone. The cigar-shaped strip of Terra Rossa soil is only 12 km long and 2 km wide.  

Coonawarra appears completely flat, but in fact the red soil is situated on a slight but all important limestone ridge. The Terra Rossa soils are considered the best in the world for growing Cabernet Sauvignon.


Coonawarra is a cool wine region, with similar climatic conditions to Bordeaux, France. Both areas experience long but cool hours of sunshine during grape ripening - encouraging intense flavours balanced by good, natural acid.

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