Dennis and Bonnie Vice were pioneers of organic viticulture and farm based tourism more than twenty years ago in the Coonawarra.
The name "Highbank" comes from the famous strip of red ground - the high bank of ground that is the central spine of the true Coonawarra wine district.
In addition to many sensational wine reviews of the last twenty years ...
Robert Parker Jr. of "The Wine Advocate" calls Highbank "Australia's version of a top notch Pauillac (such as Lynch Bages or Grand Puy Lacoste) this spectacular blend of Cabernet Sauvignon ..." and "the Leoville Las Cases of Australia ".
Neal Martin of eParker.com recently wrote: Highbank - Coonawarra's Artisan
The wines of Highbank have already received praise from some bloke by the name of Robert Parker I would concur: these are high quality Coonawarra wines fashioned in a way that has more parallels with the Old World than new. I was particularly impressed by the Highbank Coonawarra 2002, which after bottle ageing is showing great complexity, fine tannins and a certain "coolness" or "nonchalance" that is very attractive. Production is of course limited, but these are well worth seeking out.
Honeysuckle Rise Country Accommodation, located right amongst the vines at Highbank offers luxury, views, spas and a tranquil setting for the wine enthusiast.
Highbank wines can be enjoyed at fine restaurants and wine shops in all of Australia's state capital cities and in more than twenty additional world capitals.
11 Maaoupe Road
Coonawarra SA 5263
P: 08 8736 3311
F: 08 8736 3122