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Koonara Wines Monthly Wine Dinner

Join us here at Koonara Wines for an intimate wine dinner in our homely cellar door, once a month on a Friday night. Enjoy a delicious 3-course meal by acclaimed chef Kirby Shearing matched with...

9 Gin and Vodka Cocktails to swirl in your Smartini

James Bond made sipping from cocktail glasses look effortlessly cool, when let’s be honest the reality is part of your drink usually ends up running down your arm or on splashes on the floor.  It...

Dunkeld Race – Koonara Platinum Marquee, Saturday 13th November.

We are excited to announce that Koonara Wines Platinum Marquee  for the 2021 bet365 William Thomson Cup are now on sale! Our Platinum Marquee is located in a premium trackside location and suited...

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 – 14 Jan 2022 4.30-10.30pm

Mount Gambier Summer Fiesta – 14 Jan 2022 4.30-10.30pm

Our Summer Fiesta is back, at a new location in the Mount Gambier Cave Gardens. Tickets are strictly limited so be quick to book. Enjoy a great social night out with fantastic atmosphere, mouthwatering food, and all your favourite wines. We’ll have 2 live bands, a DJ,...

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...

20 Ways to Detox your Body & Mind

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 build-up can push the body over the edge to sickness in times of stress, so here is a list of things that can reduce the toxic load. Body detox Creating a habit can be the...

Laughter Can Decrease Stress: Cooped-up Comedy Survival Guide

Laughter Can Decrease Stress: Cooped-up Comedy Survival Guide

In trying times, laughter can literally be the best medicine, so we have compiled the best laughs out there. Why? A 2016 study showed laughter can decrease stress hormones in the body, decreasing depression. Laughter decreases serum levels of cortisol, and increases...

How do we stop global warming? By helping farmers

How do we stop global warming? By helping farmers

Farmers adding organic material into their soil will take the equivalent of 200 million cars off the road. And that's just the beginning... We should be able to agree that global warming is the single biggest threat to the world at the moment. Emissions is something...

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