Wrattonbully South Australia
Wrattonbully is the region located between Coonawarra and Padthaway inland on the Limestone Coast well south of Adelaide. Padthaway was initially developed by Seppelt in the 1960s, when Karl Seppelt discovered a northern extension of Coonawarra's famous "terra rosa" red clay soil.

As development rushed into Padthaway, vineyard land between the two regions started to fill-in in earnest in the 1990s, and "Wrattonbully" received its own appellation in 2005. The area is, of course, similar to both Padthaway and Coonawarra in that it has a cooler climate than the Barossa and areas to the north, but it does not have the same extent of terra rosa soil. Shiraz is most widely planted here, with Cabernet and Merlot in support. It will be a region to watch as the vines continue to mature. (Wine/Appellations)