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“Brand’s Laira is passionate about its products, sourcing the best possible fruit and combining it with skilled winemaking to create wines that are classically Coonawarra”

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Brand’s Laira Winery

Brand’s Laira Winery

Nestled in the heart of Coonawarra’s famed terra rossa strip sits Brand’s Laira, an iconic winery known for some of the best cabernet sauvignon. Brand’s Laira is passionate about its products, sourcing the best possible fruit and combining it with skilled winemaking to create wines that are classically Coonawarra. The winery has been awarded many accolades and has recently won two gold at the China Wine and Spirits Awards in 2023 for the 2020 Blockers Cabernet Merlot and the 2019 Shiraz. The Blockers 2020 also won silver at the International Wine and Spirit Competition.

In 1893, Captain Henry Stentiford purchased a 24-hectare property in the middle of the terra rossa strip and planted fifteen rows of shiraz. Some 50 years later, Eric Brand came to own the property and produced the first vintage under the Brand’s Laira name in 1966. Today the winery owns three vineyards. The Laira vineyard is where Captain Stentiford first planted his vines which still produce fruit today. This vineyard, unsurprisingly, produces the award-winning Stentiford’s Shiraz and other top-of-the-range reds found in Brand’s Laira’s portfolio. The winery also has a 165-hectare block titled ‘Station vineyard’ that forms the basis of the Laira range and the Kirkgate vineyard.

Brand’s Laira’s cellar door is situated at the site of Eric Brand’s Shed, which was the original cellar door of the winery. A recent state-of-the-art refurbishment has preserved its classic features while updating it to offer guests a refined and authentic experience that can be enjoyed all year around. The expansive interior now includes a modern indoor dining area, lounge and fireplace while floor-to-ceiling windows provide views of the vineyards and open out to the alfresco outdoor area and lawn. Brand’s Laira offers a wide range of tastings at its cellar door to best showcase the region’s flavours. The winery recommends booking the full range to get the most out of the experience.

The winery also has an online shop and the option to join the Brand’s Laira Wine Club. As a member of the Wine Club, you will enjoy the finest wines from Coonawarra as well as exclusive offers and member benefits. The club offers three packages – mixed wine, white wine and red wine – so you can choose a club package that suits your personal preferences. The packages are handpicked by Brand’s Laira’s winemakers, ensuring the highest quality and offering a personal touch to the deliveries you receive.

Tasting Notes

Cheers To You Sparkling Shiraz Cabernet
⇐ 2018 Blockers Cabernet Sauvignon

Deep crimson in colour, the nose shows cassis, blackberry and mulberry, backed by subtle spicy cedar oak, cashew nut and vanilla aromas. This wine is smooth and rounded with a base of solid finegrained tannins, dark berry fruits, subtle integrated spice and pencil shaving oak. The finish is long with lingering fruit flavours.

Chaff Mill Cabernet Sauvignon
⇐ 2016 Stentiford’s Old Vines Shiraz 

Featuring a deep garnet colour, the wine exhibits plum and blackberry characters on the nose with interesting notes of nutmeg and vanilla bean. With a midweight balance displaying lovely plum and black cherry fruits with spicy vanilla French oak notes, the structure is powerful with fine velvety tannins and a long finish.

Klauber Block Shiraz
⇐ 2018 One Seven One Cabernet Sauvignon

Matured in oak for twenty months, this deep crimson wine contains characteristics of cassis and blueberry fruits with spicy cedar oak. Filled with juicy forest fruits and subtle dried herb notes, this wine has a powerful but elegant structure with fine silky tannins and integrated toasty oak flavours, leading to a long, lingering finish.

Dedication Shiraz
⇐ 2022 Blockers Chardonnay

A textural palate with subtle creaminess, this wine exhibits fresh white peach and notes of nectarine. This is complimented with hints of cashew nuts and fruit flavours of grapefruit and melon, providing a long persistent finish. The wine gives an aromatic, fruit-driven nose, consisting of nectarine, white peach and nashi pear, balanced with nutty cashew notes.


Getting There
14860 Riddoch Highway, Coonawarra

Contact Details
Tel: (08) ) 8736 3260
Email: blcellardoor@brandslaira.com
Website: www.brandslaira.com

Cellar Door
Monday-Friday 9:00-4:30
Saturday & Sunday 11:00-4:00
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday


Weddings & Functions
Between 2-150 people for weddings, corporate conferences, workshops and casual functions
Up to 20 people for private tastings


Additional Features
Tasting plates, grazing boards and bread and soup are available on site