Nestled among a sea of vines in the world-famous Coonawarra wine region, Penola is a picture-perfect country town with a fascinating history and smorgasbord of food and wine experiences. Enjoy a long lunch overlooking the vineyards at Hollick Estates, stop in at Koonara Wines in the main street to taste a local drop or two and venture on to explore boutique shops, cafes and restaurants. Discover the town’s fascinating history on the heritage walk or relive the days of yesteryear at historic Petticoat Lane. Penola is also famed as the home of Australia’s first saint, Mary McKillop and the special centre created to honour her life is well-worth a visit. Venture further afield to Mayura Station and dine at The Tasting Room, the ultimate in paddock to plate experience with their mutli-award winning Wagyu beef.