An old shallow limestone quarry with exposed red topsoil suggested to the owner, James Porter, the presence of the classic terra rossa soil which has made the Coonawarra famous. James called on some grape grower friends who agreed the block should produce some good fruit.

So started the family owned Coonawarra premium vineyard with the first vines being planted on Bundalong in 1990. Initially Cabernet Sauvignon was planted followed a couple of years later by Shiraz.

Bundalong has been a long time supplier of grapes to a major Australian wine brand as well as other wineries in the Coonawarra and elsewhere.

"The objective has always been quality rather than quantity and so we are delighted the vines have really settled down and are showing some wonderful characteristics. After 20 years, we achieved a milestone with some of our blocks being graded in the top 5% of grapes purchased by major grape purchasers in the Coonawarra." James Porter.