Doug Bowen, Coonawarra Vigneron awarded Patron of Coonawarra
Recently Coonawarra vigneron Doug Bowen was awarded the honour of "Coonawarra Patron" in recognition of his outstanding personal and professional contributions to the development and promotion of the Coonawarra wine region.
Fellow Coonawarra winemaker, Greg Clayfield, presented the award to Doug, noting that he has "..a passion for quintessential Coonawarra and has always been a supporter and ambassador for the region."
Doug was a founding member of the Coonawarra Vigneron's Association in 1983, going on to serve as treasurer for most of the years between 1986 and 2005 and as president in 1990 and 1991.
Doug and co-founder of Hollick Estate, Wendy Hollick, who was also made a Patron of Coonawarra on the day, join existing Patron – Doug Balnaves (Balnaves of Coonawarra).
Doug Bowen's commitment to the region since establishing the family owned and operated winery Bowen Estate in 1972 exemplifies the innovative vineyard management techniques he has established and which are a hallmark of the Bowen Estate wine experience and its wines.
Recent results from wine shows throughout Australia:
2014 Bowen Estate Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon
2014 Bowen Estate Coonawarra Shiraz
2016 James Halliday Cabernet Challenge Wine Show – TOP IN REGION – COONAWARRA
(GOLD MEDAL – 96 Points - Class 2)
2016 Limestone Coast Wine Show – GOLD MEDAL – 96 Points - Class 34
2016 Royal Adelaide Wine Show – SILVER MEDAL – 17 Points - Class 25
2016 Winestate Magazine – WINE OF THE YEAR AWARDS – FINALIST 2016 - 5 stars
2016 Limestone Coast Wine Show – SILVER MEDAL – 90 Points - Class 31
2016 – Winestate Magazine – BEST OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA TASTING - TOP IN CATEGORY - 5 stars
Bowen Estate was among the winners at the 2015 Brand SA regional awards for the Limestone Coast.
Bowen Estate again won the award for Primary Industries and Regions SA Premium Food and Wine from our Clean Environment
recognising more than 40 years of excellence and contribution to the Coonawarra wine industry.
Bowen Estate was among the winners at the 2013 Brand SA regional awards for the Limestone Coast.
Bowen Estate won the award for Primary Industries and Regions SA Premium Food and Wine from our Clean Environment recognising more than 40 years of excellence and contribution to the Coonawarra wine industry.