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Coonawarra wine region: home of award-winning reds

Coonawarra is the Limestone Coast’s main wine region. Its premium red wines have won many awards. 

Australia's other "red centre"

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.

View and print a Coonawarra cellar door map (0.75mb)

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

Enjoying a glass at Wynn's Coonawarra Estate

The internationally renowned Wynns Coonawarra Estate is a must-visit while you're in the Coonawarra region.

Names you’ll recognise
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.

Hollick Wines' 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.

Country hospitality
Stay overnight at the Yalumba Menzies Retreat. Taste the premium Menzies' wine range and enjoy beautiful views over the surrounding landscape.

Zema Estate 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.

Blending your perfect drop of wine at Wynns Coonawarra

Watch as The Qwoff Boys take a road trip through the Limestone Coast to Wynns Coonawarra, where they blend their own perfect drop.

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