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  How many cellar doors are there in Coonawarra? 

Coonawarra is home to over 25 Cellar Doors to choose from conveniently  located close together for seamless exploration and wine tasting experiences.

 

Which wine is Coonawarra famous for? 

Coonawarra is celebrated for its Cabernet Sauvignon, the region also

shines with premium Shiraz and cool climate Riesling.

Join us for a personalised wine tasting tour and immerse yourself in the charm and exclusive wines that only Coonawarra can offer.

Parker Coonawarra Estate is committed to building upon John Parker’s original ethos by crafting the most exciting super- premium wines from the Coonawarra region. They are dedicated to making the best possible wines producing the most faithful expression of Cabernet Sauvignon from the celebrated Terra Rossa soils of

the Coonawarra growing region.

“The focus on Shiraz and Cab Sav tasting in a vertical sense was fun and

interesting and the wines were great.

The staff were helpful and friendly”

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Established in 1983, Hollick Estates

is  a boutique winery renowned for their extensive range of premium table

wines and the icon wines they produce

such as Ravenswood Cabernet Sauvignon, Wilgha Shiraz and  Neilson’s Block Merlot. 

 

“ Beautiful venue.Barrel Room tasting was amazing. Ben was very knowledgeable on the region and the wines. .”

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A premium family-run estate in the heart of Coonawarra. Regionality and Personality.Only the highest quality fruit is sourced from their estate owned and managed vineyards delivering hand crafted, premium wines. Local tasting  platter for 2 paired with a glass of Patricks of Coonawarra estates finest. 

“We enjoyed learning about the winery and the family who make these amazing

tasting wines. Our favourites being the

2015 P series Shiraz and the 2020 P series

Sauvignon Blanc The platter of food was

generous with a variety of cheese, meats,

olives, condiments, nuts, bread and crackers.

Put this winery on your list.”

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Things in life are betterthey’re shared”. At Raidis Estate That’s done over the table – loaded with backyard produce, a bottle or two of good wine and surrounded by family and friends.

Local tasting platter for 2 paired with a glass of Raidis Estates finest. 

“Beautiful wines in a gorgeous setting. We enjoyed a relaxing tasting with Kate at cellar door in front of the cosy fire. Starting with the Emma sparkling and continuing through most of their fabulous range of wines. Food is awesome as well.”

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Balnaves of Coonawarra is a small family owned winery. They produce consistently high-quality wines from fruit sourced from their own Coonawarra vineyards. Their unique Wine Room overlooks a tranquil pond full of bird life, surrounded by vineyards. Picnic box filled with selected cheeses and cured meats and  gourmet seasonal produce. 

 

 

“Beautiful cellar door based on a lake/pond. Nice and peaceful a great place just to

relax and share a bottle with friends.

It has a large range of wines,  favourites

were the Cab Sav and the Tally.

the Chardonnay, the Shiraz andThe Blend.

Great service andthe best wines”

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Welcome to Katnook Cellar Door, where you can experience our award-winning service, wines and ‘walk in’ Terra Rossa walk in pit showcasing Coonawarra’s famous soil profile. Our Cellar Door offers free tastings and we have a comfortable lounge area with an open fireplace in winter that's perfect for relaxing and unwinding. 

“The Premium Wine Tasting doesn't disappoint!. The 2012 Cab Sav really stole the show for us. With beautiful picturesque grounds

and a nice cellar door facility.  

We will definitely be back!”

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In 1968 Brian and Tony Lynn commenced planting a viney rs the Lynn family’s property, Majella. Eventually the vineyard grew to some 60 hectares, mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, with some small plantings of Riesling and Merlot.

Majella wines embodies the region for delicate and elegant cabernet sauvignon wines. What I personally was surprised about is my first ever red sparkling Syrah wine - a full flavour red wine served to you with fine bubbles made accordingly to champagne method! Very recommended to try! Great wine tasting experience! “

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DiGiorgio Family Wines is a family

owned and operated winery. The winery, the second oldest in the region, is surrounded by 13.5 hectares of vineyard, planted as early as 1963.

On offer was a tasting tray of 6 wines that we could select from a list andalso there was a variety of foods, pates, terrines, relish, crusty bread,cheeses, and a trio of meats that were arranged on a platter for us to share with friends. It was the perfect way to sit back and relax and enjoy the food, with the bottle of wine which we purchased after our tasting."

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Brand’s Laira is an iconic winery

Steeped in heritage with a wealth of old vineyards dating back to 1893. Brand’s Laira offers a range of elegant yet richly flavoured premium wines from this distinct region.

"A very comprehensive tasting with the August Tide, Tall Vines Shiraz and

their Cab Sav. Their wines are absolutely delicious, powerful yet elegant.The grounds are very picturesque and their cellar room is fantastic. An

absolute must to visit.”

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Wynns Coonawarra Estate was founded by Scottish pioneer John Riddoch, who planted vineyards in 1891. Visitors can enjoy tastings of current and back vintage wines in Wynns tasting facility and interpretive centre. Wines by the glass plus an extensive offering of back vintage wines and magnums for sale.

"A great fun wine tasting experience, tasting some fantastic wines. The 2020 Wynns Coonawarra Estate Riesling was a lovely fresh, light white wine and for red wine - we enjoyed the 2018 Cabernet Shiraz Merlot.

The friendly service provided by the staff was excellent and very informative.

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LECONFIELD

COONAWARRA

The winery and Cellar Door  opened in July 2020 the new Cellar Door retains the charm of the original buildings while adding a fresh modern feel with an inviting space for enjoying a glass of wine and regional produce. Leconfield's offer a range of Wine Tastings  so you can discover the essence of Leconfield Coonawarra Wines. 

"An absolutely stunning venue to experience some even better wine!

When you do a tasting, you pick 5 or 6 wines from their list to try from their

3 different brands. Kerrie looked after

us very well and we thoroughly enjoyed the wines. An absolute must  when

 visiting the Coonawarra!

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Experience the uniqueness of Coonawarra by visiting Rymill Coonawarra’s cellar door. The iconic Stallions Rampant statue at the entrance to the winery boldly embodies the strength of the wines. Rymill Coonawarra has always strived to create wines that express the very best that the unique soil and cool climate of Coonawarra can deliver.The Rymill Coonawarra philosophy is to make wines of finesse, power and balance.  Proudly certified sustainable, and work daily in the winery and vineyard to minimise our impact on the environment.

“An absolutely stunning venue and a fitting backstory behind the wines! .A terrific experience at the cellar door. Friendly staff,

with generous tastings,  

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The Glen Roy Shearing Shed is  a beautiful mixture of history, humour and creativity.  The 1868 Glen Roy Shearing Shed was designed by Architect William Thomas Gore and built by Chinese labourers en-route to the gold fields.  Sheep were still shorn until 2009, sensitively renovated now it is home to Bellwether Wines boutique winery, community kitchen, cellar door, produce garden and campground,  

"Sue and her wonderful team provide a unique experienceThe food and the wine are exceptional and I highly recommend you spend time just sitting in one of the many creative spaces that Sue has created an absolute  must to visit.”

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CHARDONNAY LODGE

EIGHT AT THE GATE 

Chardonnay Lodge is situated in the heart of Coonawarra surrounded by vineyards. Chardonnay Lodge offers

a Cellar Door and Restaurant. Chardonnay Lodge’s wine cellar door is now offering tastings from Eight at The Gate a well-known Wrattonbully family run vineyard. Grapes and WIne produced - Cabernet, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris​

" The wines are unbelievably good. Great range, from a wonderful region. Avery personal experience from the owners. Try them, you cannot lose.”

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Since 1908, four generations of the Redman family have been crafting premium red wines from Coonawarra's terra rossa soil. The wines are typically Australian, bold and flavoursome, made to drink now and to age for years to come. Redman’s make wine using many of the traditional techniques, such as hand pruning and open fermentation, to produce handcrafted wines ready to drink now, and with the potential to age for many years.

“Highly recommend all reds as they had some amazing easy drinking, weekly type

drinking wines and some lovely deep reds. I do believe there is something for

everyone here.”

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Zema was founded in Australia but based on the undeniable passions and traditions of our Italian heritage. We are proudly family owned and independent, and have developed a reputation for producing premium quality Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.

“We tasted the lovely wines on offer and

purchased the 2020 Zema EstateSauvignon

Blanc - a tropical blend of citrus and pear

flavours - it was refreshing and light.

Plus the 2016 Shiraz - a delicious attractive

red wine with cherry, raspberry and

spice flavours."

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Koonara Wines are a family owned organic vineyard and winery in Coonawarra. The winery has a deep rooted belief that organic and regenerative practices are the future of wine production.

“Wine tasting combined with a lovely gift shop - this is well worth a visit.

The wines are really good as well. We

Great family winery with family at the heart of everything they do. Terrific

reds and sparkling wines. Flowers for Lucy was one of my favourites."

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The cellar door features a stunning outdoor space and large share tables for guests to enjoy our wine tasting  in a relaxed and modern environment. All of our wines are grown and made from our 80 hectare vineyard.  A tasting through our range is a journey across the estate which each wine capturing something of the essence of Whistle Post and the journey from 'grower to glass'. ​

" It is always nice to come across the smaller lesser known wineries when travelling around Australia. Whistle Post Estate in Coonawarra is certainly one of places. Very friendly staff willing to discuss the characteristics of their wine as well as providing sample tastings."

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St Mary’s Wines is owned by the Mulligan family who have lived in the Penola community for over 100 years. The property is situated 15 kilometres west of Penola and is a friendly family winery in a beautiful garden setting.

“A hidden gem off the beaten track. St Marys is truly unique venue with award-winning products.  A very comprehensive tasting with the August Tide, Tall Vines Shiraz and their Cab Sav. Their wines are absolutely delicious, powerful yet elegant. The grounds are very picturesque and their cellar room is fantastic. An absolute must to visit.”

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The Coonawarra Railway Siding is an iconic railway platform, also known as the Siding, played a significant role in the early settlement of Coonawarra by allowing the transportation of premium fruits and wines across the nation and overseas. A

Don't miss the chance to stop by this historical landmark that has helped Coonawarra flourish as a great farming and wine district.

And of course, no trip to Coonawarra is complete without taking a

happy snap at this iconic site!

" Cool place to check out if you are in the area"

Iconic piece of Coonawarra history,

do not miss it."

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