The most famous vineyard soil in Australia is the renowned Terra Rossa of Coonawarra in South Australia. Over 100 years ago John Riddoch found grape vines would grow to perfection in this fertile soil that is a unique mixture of clay and sand that overlies limestone. The secret of Coonawarra lies in a magical marriage of rich red Terra Rossa soil, limestone, pure underground water and a long cool ripening season for the grapes.
Coonawarra vineyard land is prized like a precious gem. The cigar shaped strip of 'Terra Rossa' is finite, only 21km long and 2km wide, and is all but taken up by vineyards. Punters Corner vineyards are in the heart of this area. This source of top quality fruit has allowed Punters Corner to produce many award-winning wines and build an enviable reputation for quality