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All the latest news and updates: June Edition

All the latest news and goings-on from the good folks, Dru and Nicole at Koonara Wines.

Fashion illustration workshop with Rene Veno

Fashion Illustration for beginners workshop - Saturday 14th May 2022 5pm -7pm. Join Rene Veno, fashion illustrator from South Australia as she guides you through a fun Fashion Illustration for...

This goes with that

We know how hard it can be to pair food and wine so we thought we'd help you out a bit. We have been working behind the scenes with our resident foodie to create a recipe that is a perfect match for...
Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival – Artscape with wine works

Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival – Artscape with wine works

Mount Gambier artist’s Ruth Stephenson and Pariya Ziakas bring together a combination of arts passion, creativity and flair and invite you to ‘Artscape with Wine Works’ at Koonara Wines, Penola. Let Ruth and Pariya take you on a creative journey and join them for a...

International Day of Happiness

International Day of Happiness

This Saturday marks the annual International Day of Happiness. The theme this year is 'Keep Calm. Stay Wise. Be Kind’ this theme has obviously come about in response to the ongoing COVID pandemic. But let’s take a moment, as when you look at these statements its...

Hamilton Food and Wine Fiesta 18th March 2022

Hamilton Food and Wine Fiesta 18th March 2022

Koonara’s Food and Wine Fiesta Hamilton – Friday 18th March 2022 A little different to other years, but still jam-packed with all the elements you have come to love. Enjoy a great social night out with fantastic atmosphere, mouthwatering food, all your favourite...

Global Drink Wine Day February 18th

Ok, so let’s be honest, there are many days when I’m pretty sure this is just every day. But low and behold Global Drink Wine Day is an actual national day.

6 happiness habits – that take 5 minutes

6 happiness habits – that take 5 minutes

Now is a great time to reflect on the past year, and man what a year that was. January is a great time to reflect and think about what it is you want to change. While I don't personally advocate for new years resolutions as such, I am a fan of creating new habits....

Visit The Limestone Coast

Visit The Limestone Coast

Summer is here! Which mean summer holidays are upon us and given most of the borders are open again its the perfect time to plan your adventures. When was your last visit to The Limestone Coast? If you can't remember, it's clearly time to pack your bags and get on the...

How to be a little bit more eco this Christmas

How to be a little bit more eco this Christmas

We all know how this story goes, your bin is overflowing with packaging and wrapping paper, you have more food waste than you know what to do with and your credit card statement is the stuff nightmares are made of come January. If there is anything 202 has taught us...

Mount Gambier Summer Fiesta 4th March 2022

Mount Gambier Summer Fiesta 4th March 2022

MOUNT GAMBIER FOOD AND WINE FIESTA - FRIDAY 4TH MARCH 2022, CAVE GARDENS Kickback, relax and enjoy our Summer Fiesta. Grab a picnic blanket and your best mates and come down for the ultimate summertime chill. Coming to you this time from the beautiful Mount Gambier...

Let support boobs. No boys, not like that.

Let support boobs. No boys, not like that.

It's National Breast Cancer Day – lets look at where your money goes: I don’t know about you, but I work pretty hard for my pay. When I spend money in our business, I look carefully to make sure we can get the best return on investment possible. And likewise, when I...

9 top tips on Cellaring wine

9 top tips on Cellaring wine

My wife Nicole hates how much wine we have cluttering up the house, and as much as I feel her pain, I can't help it, because I've tasted how great an aged wine can be. Fine - I can help it, but I'm choosing to soothe her with back rubs rather than stop collecting....

How wineries can help reduce global warming

How wineries can help reduce global warming

We can take the same amount of carbon that 6 million cars emit in a year out of the atmosphere - and it will save wineries hundreds of millions of dollars. ABC radio rang me last week asking for feedback about a new study about planting different varieties as global...

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, a great man, a great father, and a man who you always knew what he was thinking, because he’ll tell you. Demetrio loved duck shooting. He was an exceptional...