Koomilya is a unique brand developed by highly acclaimed winemaker Stephen Pannell. The name comes from an early childhood adventure where Steve discovered an old bell from a ship that travelled between South Australia and Western Australia called the SS Koomilya. The vineyard established in the early 1800's, which Steve purchased recently after 2 decades of pursueing the owners, is at the epicenter of McLaren Vale. From the moment he discovered the vineyard, Steve felt there was something special about this place. This was proven to be corect when Steve produced his first Jimmy Watson Trophy winning wine, the Eileen Hardy Shiraz. Steve is now producing amazing single vineyard wines under the Koomilya label, from this ancient 30 acre block.