Kilikanoon was established in 1997 when winemaker Kevin Mitchell purchased vineyards in the Clare Valley of South Australia. Mitchell came from a grape growing family and his first Kilikanoon vintage was the 1997. Today the estate is owned by Mitchell and small group of private investors, and the estate produces about 40,000 crates of wine a year. Though the estate makes a number of varietals, its main wines are Shiraz. Wine Advocate. has frequently rated the estate’s wines very highly. The journal rated the 2006 Kilikanoon Shiraz Attunga 1865 at 98 pts and called it “the flagship of Kilikanoon…Thick and rich, it coats the glass withy glycerin. It gives up a brooding bouquet…and a 60-second finish.” Kilikanoon’s Shiraz Oracle is also highly regarded.