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Whip-Hand Cabernet Sauvignon

Rich, bold-fruit Cabernet – more Californian in terms of ripeness and power than elegant Bordeaux.


The path to the glorious vine is sometimes more than the expected sufferings of the soul. He lost it all; the job, the house, the girl. Searching over the rolling hills, hectares of heat searing thirst; some would have given up, wishing that vivid dream of 99 points wasn’t so far away.

Our blue eyed boy has a different tale to tell. His search led to the glorious vine. Not just any vine, but the Master Frank of Vine, yes that’s right the true Whip-Hand of all things wine. Life’s sweet, forget the rest.

Our aim: a rich, bold-fruit style – away from European lines and more akin to California’s ripe notes, yet done with Aussie originality and flair.


  • 2014: 3x GOLDS
  • 2015: 2x TROPHIES, 4x GOLDS, 94 POINTS from Halliday Wine Companion, 91 POINTS from Decanter
  • 2016: 1x DOUBLE GOLD, 2x GOLDS
  • 2017: 3x GOLDS
  • 2018: 2 x GOLD medals: 2020 Catavinum World Wine and Spirits Competition. 2020 China Wine & Spirits Best Value
  • 2020: 96 POINTS from Winestate Magazine, Winestate Magazine ‘Best of 2022’ Awards, Best of Varietal, Eligible for Wine of the Year, 95 Points from Wine Orbit, 91 Points from, Great Gold and 95 Points from catavinum wines & spirits competition 2022

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Grape Region

Barossa Valley

Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon

Product Range

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