The Raidis family has lived and worked in Coonawarra for over 40 years. Chris Raidis was only three years old when he arrived in Australia with his parents, who were market gardeners in Greece before coming here. In 1994 he planted just under 5ha of cabernet sauvignon; son Steven significantly expanded the vineyard in 2003 with sauvignon blanc, riesling, pinot gris, merlot and shiraz. The cellar door was opened by then Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard in Nov '09, an impressive example of pulling power. Exports to the UK and the US, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Japan. -JAMES HALLIDAY
At Raïdis Estate, we make our wines to be enjoyed with good food and good friends, and love nothing more than to see people coming together to enjoy the fruits of our labour. At our place, that's done over a shared table, loaded with fresh produce, and packed with family and friends. We live our dream each and every day making premium, minimal intervention wines, and using sustainable vineyard practices on our boutique estate in the Coonawarra region of South Australia. Whether we're in the vineyard growing the grapes, in the winery making the wine, or in the cellar door talking all things Raïdis Estate, each and every day we are doing what we love. Raïdis Estate is more than a wine company, it is our family business, our lifestyle, and the continuation of a legacy started by Chris and Fran Raïdis more than 40 years ago, which today is owned and operated by the next generation of the Raidis family, Stevo and Emma. When you visit our winery, you set foot on the very land on which our grapes are produced, where our wines are made, and if you're lucky, you'll see one of our cheeky goats playing in the vineyard. You immediately become a part of the Raïdis Estate community, and the story that makes Raïdis Estate so special. We believe that the best things in life come from living your passion, day in and day out, and creating experiences for others, because only together can we truly live the Raïdis dream.
Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon
At our cellar door we have two long tables for seated tastings, a large outdoor space to enjoy wines by the glass or local beers & cider, local produce platters available and loads of space with toys for the kids to roam.
Thursday - Monday, 12-5.30pm
Details are correct at time of writing
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