Jack Estate

Located in the heart of Coonawarra, this winery was purchased by the Lees family in 2011, after changing hands several times since its creation in the early 1960s. The Lees family views Jack Estate as an extension of a century-old family tradition in agriculture and viticulture, from growing to producing the highest quality wines.

Specialising in chardonnay, shiraz and cabernet sauvignon, Jack Estate’s committed team is breathing new life into the fully-operational winery. It has also redeveloped the cellar door to entice tourists and showcase the best that Coonawarra has to offer – a region that is renowned for producing world-class red wines, especially cabernet sauvignon.

As a family-owned and -operated winery, Jack Estate is dedicated to crafting premium, quality wines of elegance and distinction. The young and energetic team includes winemaker Shannon Sutherland, who has been with Jack Estate since its creation and has a hand in the exciting journey that has been taking place. Shannon is a passionate and committed winemaker who excels at crafting wines that showcase the Coonawarra region and its signature cabernet sauvignon variety. Shannon is also a keen ambassador for the winery and cultivates a strong and positive team spirit.

Showcasing the winery’s rich history, as you walk towards Jack Estate’s cellar door, there is a special cabernet sauvignon vine growing that is more than 120 years old and still bears fruit.

The Mythology wine range is currently the premium range on offer from Jack Estate, with two exceptional varieties of shiraz and cabernet sauvignon. These wines have received numerous awards, which has been an exciting and humbling experience for the team at Jack Estate. Awards include gold medals at the 2014 MUNDUS VINI Great International Wine Awards for both the 2012 Jack Estate Mythology Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2012 Jack Estate Mythology Shiraz.


2012 Jack Estate Mythology Cabernet Sauvignon

A deep, crimson hue with blackberry, cassis and violets on the nose, this wine exemplifies true Coonawarra cabernet varietal expression. The palate begins subtly, giving notes of mulberries and blackcurrant. The tannin profile adds fantastic structure that carries the wine through the mid-palate, leaving hints of raw cacao lingering on the finish.

2012 Jack Estate Mythology Shiraz

Deep, ruby-hued wine with aromas of dark berries and spice with distinctive floral notes. Full- to medium-bodied on the palate with flavours of red berries, spice and chocolate. Dense and layered fruit is underpinned by tightly focused tannins on the finish. The spicy, floral notes persist to give this wine a unique, cool-climate Coonawarra shiraz flavour.

2012 Jack Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

A vivid purple hue leads to aromas of blackberry and dark cherry. The youthful palate is filled with blackberry and black olives, coupled with classic, chalky tannins and a balanced acidity. A French oak influence supports the pristine fruit, ensuring the wine finishes with balance and length.

2013 Jack Estate Chardonnay

Pale straw in colour with impeccable clarity, this Coonawarra chardonnay has minimal oak influence, allowing the primary fruit to shine. Subtle aromas of white peach linger on the nose with a touch of underlying citrus. The palate is showing classic chardonnay varietal characters with green pear and white stone fruits. The finish is clean and crisp, driven by the well-balanced acid profile.


  • Getting There: 15025 Riddoch Highway,
  • Suburb: Coonawarra
  • Phone: (08) 8736 3130
  • Fax: (08) 8736 3163
  • Email: [javascript protected email address]
  • Website: www.jackestate.com
  • Cellar Door: Open 10:00am–5:00pm daily Closed public holidays
  • Restaurant: No
  • Weddings & Functions: No
  • Accommodation: No
  • Additional Features: Cellar door specials, online wine sales and wine club