Padthaway fruit has been making great wines for 50 years. Picture this district as a warmer version of Coonawarra without the fame.
Land at Coonawarra is expensive so north and north-east of Coonawarra, new districts like Padthaway and Wrattonbully were planted from the 1960s as they produce similar quality grapes at lower prices. Change the district of origin on the label and I assure you no one would spot the difference.
This thought attracts Glug as our aim is to provide good wines at fair prices and buying from unknown or less popular districts is one way to do this.
The great south-east of South Australia is a rich agricultural district, and the key town is Naracoorte which began as the tiny trading post of Kincraig in July 1845. Back then they were also attracted to the deep, rich red brown earths.
Padthaway was referred to as Keppoch in 1964 when the first vines were planted by Seppelts. The red with the highest reputation is the Orlando Lawsons Padthaway Shiraz.
This Kincraig is a serious full-bodied red being the favoured Glug style and the 15% al/vol is the proof needed.