01 Feb 2018

Welcome to 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.

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.

Rymill Coonawarra Winery, Limestone Coast

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 premium wines with local produce at DiGiorgio Family Wines, the second oldest winery in the Coonawarra. Drop into the historic Katnook Coonawarra Cellar Door for free tastings and cosy open fires in winter.

Hollick Estates' cellar door features a modern restaurant, Upstairs at Hollick. 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.


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