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!
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NEWS & EVENTS
Join Koonara Wines for an intimate wine dinner by the fire in our newly renovated cellar door. Enjoy a delicious…
We lost one of the good ones this week (29th May, 2020). Demetrio Zema was part of the Coonawarra fabric,…
Things can be tough in lockdown so I have created a list of things that can help. Often a toxic…
ALL THE FABULOUS PEOPLE - SOCIAL IMAGES
Thank you to everyone who came along and supported us at this year’s Mount Gambier Food & Wine Pop-up Bar…
We had an amazing day at the 2019 Scott Group of Companies Mount Gambier Gold Cup. Thanks to all guests…
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.
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.