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One hundred years of family winemaking
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The Redman family gathered at Redman winery with 120 friends to celebrate 100 years of winemaking in Coonawarra on Saturday evening.
For the Redman family, this vintage not only commemorates a century of family winemaking, but the family also welcomes Daniel as the fourth generation Redman winemaker.
Daniel will proudly continue the solid, unbroken family tradition of Coonawarra winemaking, which started with his great grandfather Bill Redman in 1908. Today Bruce and Mal Redman make the wine after taking over from their father Owen Redman in 1982.
The eldest son of Bruce, Daniel worked his first Coonawarra vintage in 2001, 100 years after his great grandfather, Bill, worked his first vintage in Coonawarra.
Daniel worked vintages in central Victoria, Barossa Valley and America before proudly returning home to Coonawarra to work the 100th vintage of the Redman family in 2008.
The Redman wines are well known and applauded around the world, most recently collecting gold medals for the 2004 Cabernet Merlot and 2004 Cabernet at the Adelaide and Canberra Wine Shows respectively.
To commemorate this significant milestone, Bruce, Mal and Daniel Redman will be producing a rare and exclusive Centenary Wine. This wine will have extremely limited amounts allocated to fine wine stores and restaurants and will be available later this year.