Coonawarra – famous isolation


I spent the first 18 years of my life in a village of 40 people and, I have to confess, couldn’t wait to get away to somewhere more populous even though I had no personal experience of city life. Although admittedly the fleshpots of Carlisle (pop 80,000) were just an infrequent bus ride away. 

I find it very hard to imagine someone with an international reputation for winemaking choosing to settle in a place miles from a town and with a total population of 156. Sue Hodder of Wynns chose to move to Coonawarra in 1993 and has been there...