Since the 1840's six generations of the Flint family have worked the rich land in the south-east of South Australia. Their "Rostrevor" property sits squarely upon the famed Coonawarra terra rossa soil that has marked the region as one of the world's very finest red wine producing areas.
In the early 1990's the decision was made to plant vineyards, and then a few years later the move to produce a family wine seemed a natural progression. It proved to be an excellent initiative. Our first wine, the 2001 "Gammon's Crossing" Cabernet Sauvignon won a Gold Medal at its first show The Royal Melbourne Wine Show. Two years later, the "Rostrevor" Shiraz was released. Both wines have had outstanding successes.
In 2005, they were both finalists in Winestate Magazine's "Wine of the Year Awards". In 2006, the 2004 "Rostrevor" Shiraz won trophies for the Best Red Wine at the Cairns Wine Show and also Best Shiraz at the Limestone Coast Wine Show. In 2006 we produced our first white wine, Flint's of Coonawarra "The Back Lane" Sauvignon Blanc. This has proved to be a worthy addition to the portfolio, nicely complimenting the red wines.