Wilson Vineyard `Stonecraft` Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (12 x 750mL), SA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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$22.99 per Bottle
$275.88 per case
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The Stonecraft Cabernet Sauvignon is a true single site wine. Made from a small vineyard of just 17 rows, 10 of these with canopy lifting wires.

Being a late ripening variety it's usually near the last to be picked, and often gets preferential treatment as the winery workload has eased from its peak.

These days this wine is fermented in our small 1 ton open topped fermenters and plunged by hand in the same manner as our Handplunge Shiraz. The results made the extra effort worthwhile.

SA - Clare Valley
South Australia

Winery Tasting Notes


Dark red black


Ripe lifted fruit of blackberry, ribena and earthy aromas with some french pencil shavings thrown in for good measure.


Subtle entrance but builds rapidly, culminating in flavours of black current and cranberry. Blueberries in the mid palate finish with ripe chewy tanins.

SA - Clare Valley
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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In 1973, Dr. John Wilson set out with soil map and sampling auger in search of a plot for his vines. The chosen land was some of the grazing slopes east of Sevenhill, Clare Valley, where he established 10 acres of vineyard between 1974 and 1976. The locals were bemused by this venture and were firm but kind with their advice about the unsuitability of the area for grapes. To that same handful of locals the little valley was known as Polish Hill River, a quaint tribute to its early pioneers.

In 1980 the vineyard produced its first commercial wine and with that Shiraz-Cabernet, wine consumers were introduced to this hitherto unknown corner of Clare. By then no-one had any doubts about the ability of Polish Hill River to produce fine wine. The Wilson family has been content to expand its operation slowly and steadily and is unfazed that most who followed them now cultivate larger tracts.

In 2000 John was one of the handful of Clare winemakers who led the screwcap revolution. Whilst many were hedging their bets John decided to dedicate his entire production, reds and whites, to the screwcap closure in 2001 and never looked back.

The Wilson Vineyard wines are produced entirely from estate-grown fruit. More than half of the production is Riesling, a variety with which both the Wilson name and Polish Hill River have become synonymous. Other varieties include Zinfandel, Tempranillo, Gewurztraminer, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The Wilson Vineyard Rieslings are powerful wines that take more than five years in the bottle to show their best.

Every year since 1988 The Wilson Vineyard has commissioned a local artist to produce a piece to adorn the Polish Hill River Riesling label. The exterior artwork compliments the art within.

View Wilson Vineyard website


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