Leconfield has been one of Coonawarra’s most famous wineries since 1974. Built in 1974 by Sydney Hamilton, the limestone winery building has an impressive barrel storage of 2000 barrels, predominantly sourced from France. The estate is planted on the region’s famous ‘terra rossa’ strip and is looked after by viticulturist Bendt Rasmussen, while the wines are crafted by local talents Paul Gordon and Tim Bailey. On the current Leconfield portfolio is beautifully earthy Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot, Shiraz and Cabernet Merlot.
Nestled amongst the vineyards with magnificent views to the Willunga escarpment, the Leconfield cellar door is the perfect place to sample Richard Hamilton’s Estate, Single Vineyard Reserve, and select Leconfield wines. With family owned vineyards in McLaren Vale, as well as the lovely vines surrounding their McLaren Vale cellar door, you are able to sample and appreciate the difference that the natural environment has on the wines. You can find out more about Chief Winemaker, Paul Gordon’s process in our recent Q&A. With platters of local regional food on offer and sweeping lawns and verandahs, the Leconfield cellar door is a delightful stop during any visit to the area.