The Patrick of Coonawarra Legacy

By , 21 September, 2015

As with many Australian wineries, it is a family-owned and run affair. An intimate knowledge of one’s region coupled with the passion for winemaking, superior fruit and an advanced skill set for producing exceptional wines is what sets apart a winery from the rest. Patrick of Coonawarra is one such winery.


Visitors to the Drinks Industry Show in November will have the opportunity to meet Luke Tocaciu, the man who carries the legacy and tradition of his family business, Patrick of Coonawarra.


Luke’s father Patrick Tocaciu began the business and was a much loved and influential winemaker in the industry.


With vineyards in both Coonawarra and Wrattonbully, Patrick of Coonawarra produces premium wines across a range of styles and price points. From elegant and stylish Riesling to full bodied and complex Cabernets as well as a Cider which is made in a winemaker’s style being both crisp and refreshing.


Luke has spent his life growing up on the family estate learning the ropes. Luke studied Oenology at the University of Adelaide and has achieved much success since taking over the business. His ability to cater for changing trends and the consumer market has cemented his continuing success.


Most recently, Patrick of Coonawarra had been rated five red stars in the 2016 James Halliday Wine Companion.


Already well known for their Riesling and with planted varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, buyers to the upcoming Show will be able to sample and place orders directly from the booth.


When asked of Mr Tocaciu’s participation in the Show, he remarked that his focus was to “get exposure with the key people of the industry in a relaxed and welcoming environment.”


Mr Tocaciu further expressed the desire to “increase the profile amongst trade and promote our wines to a wide audience.”


The Drinks Industry Show takes place Monday 16 to Tuesday 17 November at Luna Park in Sydney. The Show features an exhibition floor, seminars, master classes, mixology demos, taste testing, a drinks lounge, Australian Bartenders Guild (ABG) Classic & Flair National Cocktail Competition and a Brand Ambassador Bartender Take Over (BABTO) party.


Also co-locating at the Drinks Industry Show is the Drinks Association: Special Event Network Breakfast on Tuesday 17 November.


To register your free attendance at The Drinks Industry Show, or for exhibitor information visit or call 02 9556 7985.


Source: Exhibitions and Trade Fairs