Coriole Vineyards was established by the Lloyd family in 1967, in hills overlooking the McLaren Vale wine region and Gulf St Vincent. The area is one of Australia's oldest and best-known wine districts. The original vineyard at Coriole was planted in 1920. Further plantings were added in the late 1960's and 1990's. Winemakers are Simon White and Matt Broomhead. Coriole sources fruit mainly from its own vines or from the vineyard of a neighbour. These vines are all situated in the "Seaview sub region" of McLaren Vale. Mainly red earths over limestone, good winter rainfall, and the moderating influence of the sea have made Coriole a popular premium wine maker of the McLaren Vale district.
Typical of Mary Kathleen style this wine is medium weighted and elegant, and will reward cellaring up to ten years. There are aromas of black currant, spearmint and cinnamon. Mary Kathleen has dark berry flavours and dry, even tannins.