At a local South Australian pub, a coin was flipped and it landed on tails, meaning Mark’s great great great grandfather, Joseph Gilbert, lost the bet and had to change his property name from ‘Karrawatta’ to ‘Pewsey Vale’. Joseph Gilbert made his first wine in 1847. Since then, the Gilbert family has continued to produce wine grapes and we are excited to reignite Karrawatta with my single vineyard, small batch wines.
Karrawatta of today has evolved from a passion and desire to make our own wines from vineyards that we own and manage. Our primary focus lies within the vineyard with minimal intervention in the winery. This approach allows our wines to reflect their sense of place, growing the best varieties suited to each region, low cropping levels, sensitive farming and conversion of our vineyards to organically farmed.
All our wines reflect our sense of style and class, exhibiting intense flavours, elegance, complexity and harmony.