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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Thanks Hamilton for a wonderful night at the Koonara Wines Hamilton Food & Wine Fiesta on Friday, November 15! Thanks to everyone who attended and made it a fabulous night under the stars – we look forward to doing it again next year.
What an incredible day we had on Saturday, 16 November at our SOLD OUT Koonara Wines Platinum Marquee at the Dunkeld Cup. Our marquee is located in a premium trackside location with the stunning backdrop of Mount Abrupt.
Around 300 people came along for a relaxed afternoon, sampling a selection of Coonawarra wines at Jen’s Hotel in Mount…
Thank you to all 400 guests who attended our secret location/warehouse party in Mount Gambier, on Friday 5 July. Everyone…
LATEST NEWS & EVENTS
- Dru Reschke
Does organic wine last as long?Read more
Organic wine should last longer, so it all comes down to preservatives. Blog by Dru Reschke from Koonara Wines.
Penola late night Christmas shopping – Wednesday, November 27 2019Read more
Shop local this Christmas! With a large variety of unique gift options Penola is your one stop shopping destination! Join Prince of Wales Hotel, Koonara Wines,…
Mt Gambier Gold Cup Platinum Marquee, Mt Gambier Racing Club – Friday, 6 DecemberRead more
Don’t miss the social event of the year! Join us in our ultra glamorous Platinum Marquee as we celebrate Mount Gambier’s prestige racing event. Your ticket…
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.