Raise your glass

Raise your glass

Wild Game Wine is excited to be at the South East Field Days again in 2024.

Owners Mary and Guy Stratford have a combined 50+ years experience in the viticulture industry and have been growing their own fruit for the past 20-odd years.

Their wines are unique, hand-crafted and individually oaked, made from their biologically farmed vineyards in the Coonawarra and Mount Gambier regions of the Limestone Coast.

Their Coonawarra reds are The Duke 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon – recently reviewed by Steve Leszczynski at Qwine “…a Cabernet that is so at peace with itself yet you get the sense it is still holding some secrets close… – 94/100”; and The Dame 2014 Shiraz (WineState 97/100), “Richly fruited and fabulously complex”, Steve Kim, WineOrbit.

Both reds have been barrel-aged for a minimum of 30 months.

White wines from their Mount Gambier vineyards are The Duchess 2021 Riesling (Winestate 97/100, top 5 for 2021), “Wonderfully structured by bright acidity, finishing impressively long and mouth-watering”; and The Countess 2021 Sparkling Pinot Gris Chardonnay “succulent palate offering smooth texture and bright acidity”, both reviewed by Steve Kim, WineOrbit.

All four of these exceptional wines will be available for tasting and sales at the SE Field Days, along with their new addition, Wild Game Honey.

Having always had a keen interest in bees, and their integral role in the world, it seemed only logical to take them on when a local honey business became available, fitting in perfectly with their existing biological farming practices.

Whilst they say it has been a very steep (and sometimes painful!) learning curve so far, it has also been very rewarding, and now very exciting to see their cold extracted, pure local honey packaged and ready for you to enjoy.

Visit Wild Game Wine Cellar Door and Wine Bar in Naracoorte, adjacent to the art gallery, open Fridays and Sundays with regular events to keep you entertained.

During the warmer months there are wood-fired pizza and live music days once a month, and wine and art workshops are scattered through the rest of the year, along with twilight markets and other special events.

The venue is also available for private functions outside its usual opening hours.

Come and taste the difference at Wild Game Wine, site 29 in the Yakka Pavilion.

Enjoy a glass with your lunch in the undercover seating area, or take some home for later.

Gift packs are also available, and be sure to grab a voucher for a free glass of wine the next time you visit the cellar door.

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