Coonawarra did not happen by chance, it was established on sound scientific principles after the assessment of extensive feasibility studies. The Parker Estate Vineyards at the southern end of Coonawarra, were established 1985 on rich Terra Rosa over limestone soils. Parker have achieved a remarkable reputation within Australia and throughout the world of wine, wherever great vintages are revered for their integrity and continuity of excellence. Commercial constraints played no part in the development. John Parker was driven by a passion to create the First Growth of Coonawarra Cabernet.