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100% Family owned | 100 years in Coonawarra
All wines 100% vegan | Low sulphur wines

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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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    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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    Koonara Wines Coonawarra Emily May Rose Limestone Coast 2019
    Koonara Wines Emily May Rose, Limestone Coast 2019
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    Emily May Rosé, Limestone Coast 2019

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    Delicate waves of strawberries and cream, cherry and raspberries with a dry finish. Its a goody!
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    $19.95 inc GST
  • Koonara Wines Wanderlust Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 - Organic and Vegan friendly wine
    Koonara Coonawarra Wanderlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 label
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    Wanderlust, Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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    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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    $25.00 inc GST

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LATEST NEWS & EVENTS

  • Dec102019

    Gambier Hotel + Koonara Wine Dinner – February 18

    To celebrate National Drink Wine Day come along to a night of delicious food and wine at the Gambier Hotel. On arrival, you will be greeted…

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    Portland Twilight Cinema – February 21

    Join Koonara Wines at the Portland Twilight Cinema on February 21 from 6.30pm. Lock in your Friday night of entertainment and celebrate the music of the…

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  • Dec012019

    Mt Gambier Fringe Festival – March 20 + March 21

    Koonara Wines will be popping up at the Mount Gambier Fringe Festival on Friday 20 March and Saturday 21 March. Join us on Friday night for…

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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.