The idea behind Light and Finniss is make wines from any of the many districts along the Adelaidean-Mount Lofty Range. This range is 350 kilometres in length when Kangaroo Island is included so the wines are not district specific. Incidentally we have yet to make a wine from Kangaroo Island though we will.
The Fleurieu Peninsula covers the narrowing, southern end of this large wine producing region being an extension of the Adelaide Hills. Hilly and cooler and while less favourable for Shiraz is perfect for Cabernet and Merlot, varieties that express lovely flavours from cooler districts.
Colonel Light and Boyle Finniss began the job of surveying South Australia on the Western side of the Fleurieu Peninsula on the 17th September 1836, 141 years before this Cabernet was made and named after them.