If you enjoy rich, colourful wines, you’ll love the Coonawarra. Its Cabernet Sauvignon is internationally renowned and its Shiraz isn’t far behind. The region’s terra rossa soil (red soil containing limestone) is perfect for grape growing.
Coonawarra is a small region, only 20 kilometres in length and two kilometres in diameter. Despite this, it is home to more than 24 cellar doors. They’re close together and well signposted, so you’ll find them easily. You can even walk the Coonawarra Wineries Walking Trail.
The internationally renowned Wynns Coonawarra Estate is a must-visit while you're in the Coonawarra region.
Wynns Coonawarra Estate
produced its first vintage in 1896 and is now one of the region’s most recognisable wineries. Make your own blend
during a unique winemaking experience. Take home your own personalised bottle.
Taste several Coonawarra labels under one roof at the Coonawarra Wine Gallery
. Try Jamieson’s Run, Mildara and Lindeman’s Coonawarra range. There are also cheese platters, tea, coffee and ales.
cellar door features a modern restaurant. Its floor-to-ceiling windows enable visitors to see into its barrel shed. Watch winemakers at work at Leconfield Wines.
Leconfield is renowned for its Cabernet Sauvignon, which is more fruit than oak-driven.
Stay overnight at the Yalumba Menzies Retreat
. Taste the premium Menzies' wine range and enjoy beautiful views over the surrounding landscape.
is a family owned and operated winery. They proudly use the “vine to wine” process, hand pruning vines, bottling and packaging their wine on-site.
Relax on the decking and admire the roses at Balnaves of Coonawarra
. Try award-winning wine at its cellar door.
Two bronze stallions mark the entrance to Rymill Coonawarra
. See the winemaking process unfold from the elevated viewing platforms. Bowen Estate
on the Riddoch Highway produces a small, quintessential range of classic Coonawarra wines.
With a big reputation for reds, Coonawarra is the perfect place to relax with a glass or two.