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Boutique Coonawarra Winery and Organic Vineyard

A Family Owned Organic Vineyard and Winery in Coonawarra.

We produce a range of high quality award winning wines. In 2019 we were awarded James Halliday’s 5 star Black Winery and The Real Review Certificate of Excellence, placing us among the best wineries of Australia. Today myself (Dru), Nicole and our girls live in the family homestead surrounded by our vineyards. 

Visit us at our Cellar Door, or Order our Wine Online!

WINES OF THE MONTH

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    Koonara Organic Wines Coonawarra Angels Peak Shiraz
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    Angel’s Peak, Coonawarra Shiraz 2016

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    Lift this bottle to the light and try to see through the neck. The density of colour shows the quality of the grapes that went into this wine. Since flavour and deep colour in Shiraz comes from the skin, we grow our grapes smaller, about the size of a pea.   This wine has been aged in French Oak for 18 months and has resulted in a dark dense wine with clear tannin structure and good acidity. A great balance.
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    Koonara Wines Wanderlust Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 - Organic and Vegan friendly wine
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    Wanderlust, Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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    Tiny berries went into this wine - you can tell by the deep colour. The flavour comes from the skin, so the smaller the berry, the more colour and flavour. This wine is almost unique at this price point, in that it will get better over 10 years.  Intense sweet cassis fruit nose and lovely blackcurrant juciness on the warming palate with its fine tannins.   Critics Review: Award winning Coonawarra Cabernet Our Wanderlust, Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 vintage was awarded: • Equal Top In Category, Winestate Magazine 2018 “Intense sweet cassis fruit nose and lovely blackcurrant juiciness on the warming palate with its fine tannins and as one judge described – 'salivating acidity'.” • Gold - 13th G100 International Wine and Spirits Awards 2019 • Silver - Huon Hooke 2019
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    Flowers for Lucy Moscato, Koonara Wines, Coonawarra
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    Flowers for Lucy, Moscato 2019

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    Delicate rose and elderberry flower on the nose, with the light fizz highlighting Turkish delight, musk and cumquat flower notes. A great balance of sweetness and refreshing lime and floral notes, along with low alcohol (7%), making it easier to have a glass or two during dinner. It finishes with a nice lingering cherry blossom and honey on the palate.
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    1000 Sundowns Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 – special price normally $25 per bottle

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    Named after Emma Louise's beautiful song and dedicated to my Mum & Aunt, who got to be in their husbands "arms for 1000 sundowns; it was a love worth remembering." In 2017, our Coonawarra vineyards were certified to Australian Organic standards, and no pesticides have been used on the property for over 10 years. We use natural alternatives likes flowers to attract bugs which eat our pests. Small berries like ours, express more colour and flavour and the skins natural soft tannins will naturally help this wine age well until 2029.
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    Silver Eyes Shiraz 2017 – special rate normally $25 per bottle

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    Koonara is the name of our Coonawarra estate whwere our family has lived for over 110 years. When wine is aged in fine oak barrels, a portion evaporates - winemakers call this the 'Angels Share.' From this, the koonara Angel was born. This wine is named after my beautiful wife Nicole, who has piercing blue eyes with hints of yellow, making them look silver. A great example of a cool climate year in Coonawarra with fresh coffee and dark chocolate layered with fresh blackberries and spice. Aged for 18 months in 100% French oak 300L Hogsheads.
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    Cleanskin Shiraz 2017 – 6 bottle pack

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    This wine is upfront and fruit driven. Real black pepper and blackberry jam. Very easy to devour at any time.
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    Cleanskin Sauvignon Blanc 2019 – 6 bottles

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    Crisp apple and gooseberry notes, refreshingly easy drinking!
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Over 100 Years in Coonawarra

The quality of your barrels and winemakers. We believe quality is paramount in creating a wine which is not only good, but consistent and age worthy. 

Our red wines are aged in French Oak. All of our reds are aged in 100% fine-grain French Oak Hogsheads barrels. Some cheaper wines are produced with oak substitutes such as chips, planks and dominos.

Low yields, small grapes and big flavour. Both our Coonawarra vineyards yield 2 tonnes of fruit or less – the average for Coonawarra is 3.5 – 4 tonnes. We grow small grapes, which are about the size of a pea. This allows us to get more skin per litre of juice. Because the colour and flavour in wine comes from the grapes skin, we can get big colour and flavour in our wines.

Great winemaking team. Peter Douglas the former Wynns winemaker is our winemaker, and one of the most respected winemakers and wine judges in Australia. Both Peter, Dru and Nicole take a collaborative approach to producing award winning wines each year. If you’re looking to visit Coonawarra Wineries, Koonara Wines should be on your list! 

In 2017 our Coonawarra vineyards were certified to Australian Organic standards, and no pesticides have been used on the property for over 10 years. 

Visit our cellar door at 44 Church Street, Penola

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110 years in Coonawarra

The Reschke family has been in Coonawarra since 1906, so we are almost locals …

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Organic Viticulture

We are the first Certified Organic vineyard in Coonawarra.

None of the bad stuff

Low levels of sulphur in all our wines, no oak substitutes and no residual sugar* in our wines.

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Great Dirt

Our red vines are grown on famous terra rossa soil in Coonawarra, and our whites and Pinot Noir are grown in Mt Gambier the coolest region in mainland Australia.