Family owned and operated, Raidis Estate is Coonawarra’s new ‘kid’ in wine. The Raidis’ have lived and worked in the community for the past forty years. They have a hands on approach to wine production and are actively involved in all stages of the process. To achieve superior quality wines their vines are hand pruned and low yielding.
At age three Chris Raidis left rural Greece with his family for South Australia. Growing up and working in the vineyards of Coonawarra he dreamed of growing his own vines and producing premium wine. Over the years Chris and his wife Fran worked in Coonawarra vineyards until they opened Penola Strawberry Farm and Chris’ (locally famous) Greek Charcoal Grill. After many years of being hounded by the local vignerons, Chris and Fran ripped out the strawberries growing in the coveted Terra Rossa soil and planted Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
The grapes for Raidis Estate’s Billy Cabernet Sauvignon come from the original vineyard planted by Chris and Fran Raidis 20 years ago. Steven Raidis returned home from the city and purchased land on the southern tip of Coonawarra with the dream of creating his own wine label. The varieties planted in Stevo’s vineyard are: Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc (all in production currently) as well as Merlot and Shiraz. Chris, Fran, Stevo and his wife Emma work closely together to ensure the success of Raidis Estate. Many long hours and hard work have gone into producing wine the family can be proud of.
In line with the Raidis family’s passion for food, the Raidis Estate wines have been created for you to enjoy with good food and good friends.
We are excited to announce the new Billy Goat Wine Club, a loyalty system that rewards members who purchase two dozen or more of our wines a year.
Check out our Billy Goat Club page for all the great benefits!
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