About us

The Karatta Wines is a family focused business in the Robe region with an ongoing concern in farming and strong association with the land.  We are community oriented, committed and honest with high expectations of ourselves and others.  We have attention to detail, lead by example and, importantly, believe in a good laugh.


David and Peg Woods, Karatta Wines

Karatta Wines are located in the Robe region with an extensive portfolio of estate grown varietals.  We are committed to the production of ready to drink wines that authentically reflect the maritime climate:  characterised by softer reds and crisp whites – typically more elegant than the Coonawarra.

The Karatta Wine Company owns two vineyards, Tenison and 12 Mile.

Tenison Vineyard, located close to our original farm known as Frog Island. This farm has been in the family for over 20 years. Established in 1997, the Tenison Vineyard is name after a family relative and local identity, Father Julian Tenison Woods. The vineyard is ideally situated on the east facing slopes of the Dairy Range.

12 Mile Vineyard was acquired in 2003 in association with the 12 Mile Winery. This vineyard is exactly 12 miles from Robe via the main road and is near the first camp used by the Chinese whilst trekking from Robe to the Victorian gold fields.

Both have the famous terra rossa soil over limestone. Being close to the Great Southern Ocean, they also benefit from the maritime climate with long ripening periods.