Katnook `Founder's Block` Sauvignon Blanc 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 drinkers to enjoy the pleasures of Coonawarra wine… people who know what they want and with whom they like to share it. 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

Katnook and sauvignon blanc are linked in Coonawarra history back to 1980 when the winemaker first introduced the style. The Katnook Founder's Block Coonawarra Sauvignon Blanc 2011 is a delicious drink with herbaceous aromas and a mix of fruit salad flavors with a hint of citrus appear before a zesty finish.

Ross Noble, Courier Mail, 22nd February 2012

he 2011 Founder's Block sauvignon blanc is brilliant, exhibiting fresh tropical tones with light varietal herbaceous fruit on the nose, while the palate is fresh and light, loaded with attractive citrus flavours and light gooseberry, coupled with lovely stonefruit and zesty finish. Peter Fryar, Echo - Bellarine, 23 August 2012

The good people at Katnook in the Coonawarra have lovingly knocked out a sauv blanc, something they've been doing since 1980, with a herby nose and fruit salad on the palate backed with a finish with plenty of zip and zest. Perfect for the coming summer months, this would be a winner with cold seafood or a spicy Asian dish. The Founder's Block range is on the lower end of the label's pricing range but you'd never know it. A white punching above its price - always a beautiful thing.

Lindsay Saunders, Gold Coast Bulletin Weekend edition, 15th September 2012

Winery Tasting Notes


Clear pale straw.


Appealing and fresh tropical tones with light varietal herbaceous fruit, hints of lemon grass with citrus and light florals.


A fresh and light palate loaded with attractive citrus flavours,subtle herbaceous notes and light gooseberry. Showing lovely fruit, the palate is soft and delicious with a zesty and lingering finish.

Food Matching

Ideal as an aperitif or serve with yabbies with a light dressing or natural oysters. A dish of roasted mixed vegetables with pumpkin seeds and walnuts and a side of rocket and fetta salad would be great as a vegetarian alternative. Also try this Sauvignon Blanc with a spicy Asian pork stir-fry.

SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Sauvignon Blanc
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Winery Profile

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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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