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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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    Mystery Sauvignon Blanc 2019 – 6 bottles

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    Crisp apple and gooseberry notes, refreshingly easy drinking!   This wine was formally offered as a cleanskin, but we have sold out of the cleanskin stock. So you get the benefit of the labelled stock as a mystery.
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    Mystery 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. This wine was formally offered as a cleanskin, but we have sold out of the cleanskin stock. So you get the benefit of the labelled stock as a mystery.
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    Pinot Noir Mystery? 6 pack

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    So while we can’t tell you what it is, we can tell you that it’s delicious and not to mention incredibly well priced at $99.00 for 6 bottles + free freight! If you’re a Pinot Noir fan or just looking for the perfect alternative to the fuller bodied Shiraz and Cabernet now the weather has cooled down. Be sure to get it while you can as this is a strictly "while covid19 lasts special" I'm sure our sanity will return once we all return to normal.
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  • Koonara Wines Emily May Rose, Limestone Coast 2019
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    Emily May Rosé, Mount Gambier 2020

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    Koonara is the name of our property in Coonawarra which has been in our family for over 100 years and where my Gran - Emiline May Reschke - lived until she was 99. Accomplished dressmaker and designer, teacher, bridge and scrabble guru and a professional floral artists. Here's to you Gran.   Delicate waves of strawberries and cream, cherry and raspberries dance around a sturdy, dry backbone.  
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  • Koonara Organic Wines Coonawarra Angels Peak Shiraz
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    Mystery Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon – $80 per 6 pack

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    Who doesn't love a surprise at the moment to brighten up your day. While life is a little bit upside down and back to front, we thought it was timely to offer you, our loyal customers a super duper surprise. Can you imagine how exciting it will be to have the delivery person drop of a box of wine at your door with no idea what's in it, other than what you have come to know and love from Koonara Wines. Low sulphur, organically grown, vegan friendly Coonawarra Cabernet. All we can tell you about this surprise is the wine is young fruit driven, deep in color with blackcurrant juiciness.
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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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NEWS & EVENTS

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Cellar Dwellers Wine Dinner – Friday 24th July
Cellar Dwellers Wine Dinner – Friday 24th July

Join Koonara Wines for an intimate wine dinner by the fire in our newly renovated cellar door. Enjoy a delicious…

Jun01
Demetrio and the Snake
Demetrio and the Snake

We lost one of the good ones this week (29th May, 2020). Demetrio Zema was part of the Coonawarra fabric,…

May02
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20 Ways to Detox your Body & Mind

Things can be tough in lockdown so I have created a list of things that can help. Often a toxic…

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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.

By law, we may only supply alcohol to persons aged years or over. We will retain your date of birth for our records.