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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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…
Around 160 guests attended the sold-out Ladies by the Lake cocktail evening to celebrate Mother’s Day on Friday 10 May.…
We had an amazing day at the 2019 Scott Group of Companies Mount Gambier Gold Cup. Thanks to all 370…
LATEST NEWS & EVENTS
- Dru Reschke
How long does a Coonawarra Cabernet age?Read more
A Toast to Vegan: Food & Wine Tasting, all October in PenolaRead more
To celebrate Coonawarra Cabernet month we are offering a range of delicious sugarfree and vegan treats from just frank – a local vegan enthusiast and whole…
Mount Gambier Show Food & Wine Area – October 25th and 26th 2019Read more
Koonara Wines will feature at the Mount Gambier Show’s new Food & Wine area on October 25 and 25 2019. The event – held at the…
Exhibition @ The Main, Main Corner Complex – Friday, November 8Read more
Koonara Wines is proud to support Exhibition @ The Main – A School Collective at Mount Gambier’s Main Corner Complex on Friday, November 8. Students from…
Hamilton Fiesta – Friday 15 November 2019, 4pmRead more
Join us for a relaxed night under the stars, with live music, food, wine and kids entertainment. This is a family friendly event, with face-painting, hula-hoops,…
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.