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Brand’s Laira of Coonawarra

Brand’s Laira is an iconic winery, nestled in the heart of the famed ‘terra rossa’ strip of the Coonawarra region in South Australia. Steeped in heritage with a wealth of old vine vineyards dating back to 1893, Brand’s Laira offers a range of elegant yet richly flavoured premium wines from this distinct region.

Our wines

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$480 / Case of 6
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$168 / Case of 6

Our History

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1893

Captain Henry Stentiford names the estate 'Laira' after his beloved ship.

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1935

Tall Vines Shiraz is planted.

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1950

Eric Brand acquires two hectares of Shiraz planted by the Captain, becomes a Coonawarra 'Blocker'.

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1966

Eric produces his first wine, a Shiraz under the Brand's Laira label.

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1968

Our oldest block Cabernet Sauvignon is planted.

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1970

Awarded Stoddart Trophy at the Queensland Royal Wine show for the best 1 year old dry red.

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1971

Planting Cabernet grape vines for One Seven One.

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1986

Eric's cellar opens - formerly a fruit drying shed, garage, workshop and barrel shed.

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1993

Kirkgate Vineyard is planted, home to the iconic Blockers Cabernet Sauvignon.

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1995

First vintage of Stentiford Shiraz produced.

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1996

Eric named patron of Coonawarra.

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1999

Peter Weinberg becomes Chief Winemaker for Brand's Laira.

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2006

Best Cabernet Sauvignon for Show at the Royal National Show 2006.

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2009

First vintage of One Seven One Cabernet Sauvignon release.

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2016

Blockers Gold Streak - awarded seven gold medals.

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2016

Brand’s turns 50.

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2019

Started new cellar door renovation, 2018 Blockers Chardonnay won Best Chardonnay @ Limestone Coast Wine Show.

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2020

Completed new cellar door renovation.

Awards

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2013 One Seven One Cabernet Sauvignon

Silver Medal - Limestone Coast Wine Show (2015)

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2015 Blockers Cabernet Sauvignon

Gold Medal - National Wine Show of Australia (2018)

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2015 Stentiford's Shiraz

93 Points - JamesSuckling.com (2018)

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2016 1968 Vines Cabernet Sauvignon

Gold Medal - Royal Adelaide Wine Show (2019)

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2018 Blockers Chardonnay

Trophy: Pan Dunsford Trophy for Best Chardonnay - Limestone Coast Wine Show (2019)

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