Debra Meiburg MW Meets the Winemaker 127: Wayne Stebhens, Katnook Estate
Debra meets with Wayne Stehbens of Katnook Estate in South Australia’s Coonawarra region. As he has been at the helm of Katnook Estate from the very beginning ( 1979), he and Debra discuss the evolution of Katnook Estate’s wine and the Australian wine industry over that time. They discuss the remoteness of Coonawarra, and the unique Cabernet Sauvignon the region is renowned for producing, and Debra poses the question of the region’s “eucalyptus character”.
Wayne tells Debra how the region is at the mercy of Mother Nature, and they conclude with Wayne’s all-time favourite vintages from the 32 he’s been involved in.