An update from Dru and Nicole

Goodness gracious me, how is it time for another update? But here we are halfway thru the year already. Smack bang in the middle of winter; having said that, it won’t be long before the sunshine is once again upon us and the vineyard starts budding. 

Golden Orb Spider Web

We were lucky enough to have some uni students from Roseworthy Agricultural College come for a wander, as well as the good folks at Mulbarton Compost to learn more and better understand the ecosystem in our vineyard.

We have also welcomed some visiting goats to our vineyard. We have found goats eat a bit more than sheep, so we have them grazing away to get the tough grasses right down, which will allow us to plant more flowers in the vineyard. Safe to say, they are doing exactly what we want, but I’ll keep you updated. 

Goat in vineyard

I finished reading Dirt to Soil (from last month) and have started reading it again as well as some other great books. I’m well into Immunity to change and have stolen focus next on my list. What im reading

It’s school holidays here in South Australia so we snuck off to Melbourne for the weekend. I hosted a tasting at one of our stockists Friday night before a fun-filled weekend of family stuff. We took the girls to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. If you haven’t already been, do yourself a favour and book tickets. It’s AMAZING. 

Harry Potter Family selfie

And finally, we were lucky enough to meet baby Della when Caitlin popped into the cellar door a few weeks ago. Caitlin and Della are doing well, and it was great seeing them both. 

Nicole and Caitlin



2 mins to do good – Update

So it’s been a while in the making, but we are really pleased to update you on the launch our partnership with Ecologi. What this means is for every $25.00 you spend with us at Koonara, we will plant a tree. 

Now obviously not us personally because then we’d never have any time to make the wine or do the things – but by working with Ecologi we can actually make a real difference. 

You’ll have noticed when you log into your account, you’ll see a section called “My Forest” here, you can track your tree planting contribution.

So I guess you could go as far as to say that drinking wine is now good for the environment! 

Over on instagram


Over on Instagram

We have been having quite a bit of fun with these new fang dangled reel things on Instagram. Be sure to go and have a watch.


Chocolate puddings

Recipe of the Month

Winter is about decadence and keeping warm, so it’s hard to go past a good old-fashioned chocolate self-saucing pudding at this time of year.  The best thing is it pairs perfectly with our wine of the month – The Golden Orb Shiraz which is also equally decadent and wintery.

Find the recipe here 





Upcoming Events

Coonawarra Roadshow

Cellar Door In the City

Join us in August as we pack up the wines and head around the nation so you can taste the best that Coonawarra has to offer. Check out where we will be and the full program here

TICKETS | $65+ BF Includes entry, souvenir wine glass, 3 hours of wine tastings, meet the winemaker and complimentary food offering




Dunkeld Attendees

Dunkeld Races

Our Platinum Marquee is located in the premium trackside infield location, this marquee is suited for those guests looking for a superior day of racing, elegance and fun. 

Tickets are $205 which includes general admission to the racecourse, all-inclusive gourmet finger food as well as premium wine and beers and live entertainment. 

To book or to find out more click here



Upcoming Wine days

Get your highlighter ready, and mark the following wine days on your calendar, so you can be well-stocked and ready to celebrate!

Thursday 28th July – International Shiraz Day