Coriole Vineyards

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LocationMcLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia
Wine regionMcLaren Vale
Key peopleHugh Lloyd
Molly Lloyd
Mark Lloyd
Known forLloyd Reserve Shiraz
VarietalsChenin blanc, Sangiovese, Shiraz
Other productsOlive oil, Olives
Other attractionsCoriole Music Festival
TastingOpen to public

Coriole Vineyards is a winery located in the McLaren Vale wine region of South Australia.


Vineyard at Coriole Wines

The original house and barn were built around 1860, while the Shiraz vineyard was planted in 1919. In 1962, after several changes in ownership, Coriole was sold to John Snell, who established Australia's first organic winery, Chateau Bon Sante, and built a small winery, which forms the basis of the existing modern winery.

In 1968 the property was bought by Hugh and Molly Lloyd, who released the first Coriole label vintage in 1969.[1] with the help of winemaker Graeme Stevens.[2]

In 1985 Coriole pioneered the introduction of the Italian Sangiovese grape variety into Australia.[3][4]


The winery is located in the McLaren Vale wine region in the state of South Australia.[5][6]

As of 1998 it was exporting wine to the U.S., Canada and various countries in Europe and Asia. They produce red wines from grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, and Barbera. Their range of whites is made from grapes such as Chenin blanc, Fiano, and Semillon.[7][needs update]

The business also sells olive oil, balsamic vinegar,[5][8] and local cheeses.[9][needs update]


Coriole Music Festival[edit]

The Coriole Music Festival is a classical music festival comprising three concerts that has been taking place at Coriole since 1999. A different theme has been chosen each year, and the music directors have included Christopher Burrell, Anthony Steel, Anna Goldsworthy, and Simon Cobcroft.[10]

Here's to Now[edit]

From 2013, Coriole has played host to the Here's to Now music festival, held at the end of the year (or sometimes the first weekend in January).[11][12] One reviewer wrote that the festival "could be described as 'WOMAD on a millennial budget'".[13]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "50 Years of Coriole". Coriole Vineyards. 31 July 2019. Retrieved 6 November 2023.
  2. ^ "Coriole Lloyd Reserve Shiraz 2005". Retrieved 6 June 2009.
  3. ^ Robinson, Jancis (20 September 2002). "Sangiovese joins Cabernet and Chardonnay". Archived from the original on 14 September 2009. Retrieved 6 June 2009.
  4. ^ Lloyd, Mark. "Sangiovese joins Cabernet and Chardonnay". Archived from the original on 14 September 2009. Retrieved 6 June 2009.
  5. ^ a b Nalley, Richard (26 May 2003). "Red Star Rising". Forbes. Retrieved 4 June 2009.
  6. ^ Faulkner, Jane (19 May 2009). "A different kind of passion". The Age. Retrieved 4 June 2009.
  7. ^ "Celebrating Semillon". The Washington Post. 2 September 1998. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2009.
  8. ^ "Sour grapes: cooking with vinegar". The Age. 10 September 2002. Archived from the original on 27 October 2002. Retrieved 4 June 2009.
  9. ^ "Almost French". The Sydney Morning Herald. 29 November 2003. Retrieved 4 June 2009.
  10. ^ "History". Coriole Music Festival. 18 October 2023. Retrieved 6 November 2023.
  11. ^ Martin, Jaimie (27 December 2017). "5th Annual Here's To Now Festival at Coriole Lands This Week". Glam Adelaide. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  12. ^ "heres to now festival". MusicSA. 31 December 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  13. ^ Marsh, Walter (5 January 2018). "Review: Here's To Now 2017". The Adelaide Review. Retrieved 18 May 2020.

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Santich, Barbara (1998). McLaren Vale: Sea and Vines (illustrated ed.). Wakefield Press. pp. age 193. ISBN 978-1-86254-437-6. Retrieved 5 June 2009.
  2. ^ Clarke, Oz (2007). Oz Clarke 250 Best Wines (illustrated ed.). Anova Books. ISBN 978-1-86205-786-9. Retrieved 5 June 2009.
  3. ^ Stevenson, T.; D. Kindersley (2006). De meest complete wijnencyclopedie (in Dutch). TextCase (Hilversum). Lannoo Uitgeverij. pp. age 553. ISBN 978-90-77445-11-2. Retrieved 5 June 2009.