Bowen Estate Coonawarra

Our family owned and operated business is a dream of Doug and Joy Bowen that has gradually been evolving over the past 40 years and now involves their daughter, Emma. Located on prime Coonawarra terra rossa soil we produce a small quintessential range of classic Coonawarra wines.

Much of our philosophy for the style of wine that we like to produce begins with the vineyard. Firstly, the location of our vineyard is on the traditional prime terra rossa soil of Coonawarra. This is of the utmost importance to us. Secondly, we have a very strong belief in the traditional hand pruning of our vines, combined with an arch cane trellis system. This improves the evenness of budburst, bunch exposure and ripeness, but more importantly, this method of pruning ensures that we have a balanced vine. Therefore the vine will produce fruit of optimum quality. It is this optimum fruit that makes our bench mark wines which reflect the true characteristics of Coonawarra – strong varietal aromas, big flavours and soft balanced tannins.