2019 Lost Penny
Money Garden
Cabernet Sauvignon


One block of vines on our property has always been referred to as the Money Garden. The patch of Cabernet Sauvignon is where numerous lost coins have been found. Through the generations, many people working in these vines have been lucky to find a Lost Penny.

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Deep, bold red-purple colour with a dep-set cassis aroma, fruit-driven and fresh, with crushed-leaf and cedar overtones. The palate is intense and fresh again, with a little stemminess that suggests some less-ripe fruit in the mix. It’s very intense, fresh and varietal and promises more if cellared.

91 Points
Huon Hook – The Real Review


Leading with a fruity nose of red and blackberries and raspberries the core has prominent vanilla flavours. This is round and ripe with freshness but lacks a little nuance.

85 Points
Gabrielle Poy – The Real Review

Ebenezer-grown cabernet sauvignon from Carol and Nick Riebke. Bright, vibrant crimson in the glass with characters of blackberry, red cherry and blackcurrant, some leafy herbal tones fluttering on the edges with hints of dark spice, licorice, eucalyptus and earth. Light blackcurrant pastille notes on the palate with compact, fine sandy tannins, bright acidity and a tangy, black-fruited exit.

89 Points
Halliday Wine Companion


From respected northern Barossa grape growers Carol and Nick Riebke, this Ebenezer cabernet sauvignon provides crisply formed, bright red-fruited drinking in a medium-bodied framework. Red plum, cherry and redcurrant fruits mesh with baking spice, red licorice and softly spoken oak nuance here, with a liminal, leafy, sappy edge further in the background. Light, sapid acidity and fine sandy tannin support wrap things up.

90 Points
David Brookes – Halliday Wine Companion

Deepish, slightly advanced ruby colour with almost all the purples gone. The bouquet has a tomato and tamarillo note, a little earthiness and a hint of eucalyptus. It’s medium to fullbodied and has plenty of flavour, the mouth-feel pleasant if a touch gritty, and the finish is tangy but clean and minty.

87 Points
Huon Hook – The Real Review


From an estate vineyard in Ebenezer, matured 18 months in French oak barrels. Medium purple red. Ripe black/redcurrant and cherry fruit is accented by varietal notes of leaf and capsicum. French oak lends both nutty dark chocolate backing and firm, fine tannin structure, sitting disjoint currently but all in the right places for medium-term development. It concludes with even line and length..

90 Points
Tyson Stelzer – Halliday Wine Companion

Tasting Note


14% vol

Barrel Maturation

Matured in French oak barrel for 18 months

Vintage Notes

The 2019 vintage started out with the growing season being dry and it continued that way, with below average rainfall for all of the months. Budburst and early vine growth were delayed in September with below average minimum temperatures, but then caught up during October and November with warmer than average days. January and December resulted in above average maximum temperatures. With February closer to average maximums and below average minimum,it made for the ideal timing, and resulted in the perfect conditions for ripening the smaller crops. By the end of the second week in April we had finished harvest, which was one of the earliest on record.

Winemaking Notes

Colour: Dark deep red with a garnet hue
Nose: Sweet cinnamon, blackcurrant and touch of leafy tonnes.
Palate: A fine and elegant structure with mouth filling intense berry fruits. Rich earthy leafy notes giving a complex structure.

The 2019 Lost Penny Money Garden Cabernet Sauvignon has an overall sweet spiced nose and palate with an elegant structure and full mouth feel of rich berry and leafy characters. This wine will continue to evolve over many years with careful cellaring.

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