Christmas Gift Giving Ideas

Christmas Gift Giving Ideas

There’s no getting around it; Christmas is on the horizon. But don’t stress because we have got your gift-giving sorted this year. So beat the rush and get your gifts sorted before the Christmas Post cut-off on Monday, December 12th

Check out our top 3 gift ideas below.

Savor Glassware Gift Packs

Shop our Savor wine glasses, designed by our owner Dru Reschke. Choose from red, white, stemless and unbreakable wine glasses all available in beautiful gift sets, It’s the perfect Christmas Gift

Personalised Wines

Once again, we are firing up the printers and personalising a select range of our wines for the ultimate gift. 

With four different styles of wine available for personalisation, there is something to suit every taste and budget.

 

Flowers for [Insert name] Moscato

Make our most popular wine your very own. For a limited time only, we are offering to personalise your Flowers for Lucy wine with your choice of name, making it a truly unique gift for the festive season.

 

 

 

 

[Insert name] & [Insert name] Pinot Gris

One for friends or lovers. Our summer staple, Lucy and Alice Pinot Gris, is now available for personalisation. Choose two names to be featured on the label, and you instantly have a gift like no other.







 

[Insert name] says No Pinot Noir

Now while we can’t all be winemakers like Pete and pick and choose the grapes that go into the wine, we can pretend for a moment with our very own [insert name] said no Pinot Noir – It’s our personalised option on 2021 Cape Bank Razortooth Pinot and it’s a gift like no other.

 

 

 

 

[Insert name] Wings Cabernet Sauvignon

Have you always wanted your very own bottle of wine?  Here is your chance with our 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Featuring the design on our Angels Wings wine, but personalised with a name of your choice. It’s the perfect end-of-year gift or Christmas present.

 

 

 

How to Order

Pick the Personalised wines you want from our special offers page and add them to your cart.

You’ll need to add a note during the checkout process when you get to the Delivery section. Use the Gift Message box to tell us whose names we need to use.

If you are purchasing multiple bottles, please ensure you clearly state which name goes with which bottle.

Checkout Process:

See the example below on where to place the names for the wines.

Like in the above example, use the abbreviations below to represent the wine eg. For the Moscato, use FFLM: Then, the names

Moscato: FFLM –Mel, Karly

Pinot Noir: PSNP – James, Pete

Wings Cabernet: WCS – Todd, Mick

Pinot Gris: LAPG – Mum & Dad, Kim & Tracey

If you have any questions about ordering, please drop us a line at wine@koonara.com or call us during office hours on 08 8737 3222

Personalised wines only available until Thursday 22nd December 2022

 

Give the gift that keeps on giving

A subscription to our Pink Drink society is the perfect gift. Six bottles of our Pink Drinks are sent to that special someone upon ordering and then sent again in six months’ time*.

You’ll be the favourite all year long with this gift.

Simply sign them up for the Pink Drink society on our website.

*The minimum cost for a 12-month subscription is $215.43. The cost may increase depending on the wines selected.

 

 

 

 

All about Lucy & Alice – The wine

All about Lucy & Alice – The wine

Join us this November as we celebrate our featured wine of the month, ‘Lucy & Alice Pinot Gris and tell you everything you need to know about it.

Lucy and Alice walking in the vineyard holding hand smiling at each other

How did it get its name? 

We named our Pinot Gris after our two beautiful girls, Lucy and Alice. It’s as simple as that, but here’s the back story… ⁠

Nicole was in the last stages of her pregnancy with Alice and knew we would soon be bottling a Pinot Gris. I fussed about with names etc., and sent her on her way, knowing she had more pressing matters to worry about (like birthing our daughter and looking after Lucy). After Alice was born (about four weeks later), when we were bottling it, I decided it was the perfect tribute to name this new wine after both Lucy & Alice. The best bit – I didn’t tell Nicole. It wasn’t until she popped into the cellar door with baby Alice and saw it that I could reveal my secret tribute. There may have been a few watery eyes that day.

 

What does it taste like?

This one is an absolute delight. The perfect all-rounder that goes down a treat. Passes ‘would I have a second glass’ test with flying colours. Hell, I’d drink the whole bottle.

Like most Pinot Gris, ours is fruit-forward, with intense fresh pear on the nose and peach and gala apples on the palate. It’s got big tropical fruit flavours but with refreshing acidity. Also, it’s low in sugar and sulphur, as well as being vegan friendly too. 

 

 

Image of Dru with a glass of Lucy & Alice Pinot Gris beside a bottle of it.

What foods go with Pinot Gris? 

Crispy pork roll with honeyed Granny Smith apple stuffing. It also pairs well with salmon and a range of Thai foods. But let’s be honest, Pinot Gris is a food lover and goes well with many things.

 

  

 

 

Image of a bottle of Pinot Gris beside a partly drunk glass on table in a leafy garden.

Very informative, good to throw into conversations fact: 

Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio refer to the same grape variety, which is grey in colour.

However, that’s where the differences end.⁠ Pinot Grigio is the Italian style is picked earlier for a crisper, more acidic finish⁠. On the other hand, Pinot Gris is the French style, in which the grapes are picked later for a slightly sweeter and more floral wine. Hence the tribute to our two sweet girls, Lucy & Alice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Koonara’s current events

Koonara’s current events

SCOTT GROUP OF COMPANIES MOUNT GAMBIER GOLD CUP – KOONARA PLATINUM MARQUEE

Finally, it’s back! After 3 years, you won’t want to miss Mount Gambier’s social event of the year 💃🕺🥂🏇🥳
Join us in our ultra-glamorous Platinum Marquee as we celebrate Mount Gambier’s biggest racing event.
Your ticket includes a 5-hour premium wine and beer package with cocktail-style food and entry into the racecourse. You’ll enjoy exclusive betting facilities, prime views, and live entertainment. A donation will be made to the Stand Like Stone Foundation for each ticket sold.

🎟 TICKET PRICES & BOOKING:

Angels Guild & Mount Gambier Racing Club Members: $199.95+BF
Early Bird: $209.95+BF(when purchased before Sunday 5th March)
6th March onwards: $219.95+BF

 

📣 Tickets available now ➡https://bit.ly/3WViulB

DATE: Friday 31st March 2023 LOCATION: Mount Gambier Race Club

⬇ Check out our other up coming events ⬇

 

5 things about our Flowers For Lucy Moscato

5 things about our Flowers For Lucy Moscato

Join us this September as we celebrate our featured wine of the month, ‘Flowers for Lucy Moscato,’ and tell you everything you need to know about it.

Image of Dru and Lucy in the vineyard he is holding her on his hip. 1 – How did it get its name? 

“Back when they were just little girls, Lucy and Alice would stroll into the Cellar Door to say hi, and almost always, they are holding flowers picked along the way. Alice’s flowers go to Nicole, while Lucy’s – with her arm stretched out proudly, come to me. “These are for you, Dad,” she says. One day (when she is old enough to enjoy it in moderation), the burst of floral flavours in this Moscato will be my flowers to her.”

Image of a bottle of Flowers for Lucy Moscato with a bunch of bright pink coloured flowers in the background2 – What does it taste like?

This Moscato is bursting with delicate rose and elderberry flowers on the nose, with the light fizz highlighting Turkish delight, musk, and cumquat flower notes. Stone fruits such as peach, apricot, hints of Turkish delight, musk and strawberries. Floral notes like rose petals and cherry blossoms. It tastes like a sweet summer’s day.

Image is of a glass of Moscator being held by a lady who is blurry in the background3- But what if I don’t like sweet wine…

Well, the good news is, while it is sweet, it’s not over-the-top sweet. This one is perfect in cocktails as a bit of a fizz mixer. We love it in an Aperol Spritz and even hardened up with a bit of Gin or Vodka 

4 – What foods go with Moscato? 

Image is of our Moscato being poured into an Aperol Spritz cocktailMoscato goes down a treat with foods possessing opposite flavour profiles like spicy, sour, salty, and bitter. It can also be treated as a dessert wine and paired with sweet flavours like Summer berry trifle and homemade ice cream.

 

Image of Dru in the Cellar door swirling a glass of Moscato that is standing along side a bottle of Moscato

5 – Very informative, good for watercooler conversations fact: 

Flowers for Lucy Moscato is one of our best-selling wines. So much so that in the last 5 years, we have sold over 216,000 litres of the stuff!!!

 

 

Fashion illustration workshop with Rene Veno

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 beginners work shop. Learn the techniques of this unique illustration style, turning your ideas or favourite outfit into an expressive sketch. You’ll be guided through the basics of how to draw the fashion figure, making it uniquely you. If you’ve always admired the likes of Megan Hess or other fashion illustrators, this is the workshop for you! A basic take home illustration starter kit will be yours to use and keep on the night, plus a glass of Koonara on arrival.

Looking forward to seeing you for a night of fashion, art and wine!

Date: Saturday 14th March 2022

Time: 5pm to 7pm

Where: Koonara Cellar Door, 44 Church Street Penola

Cost: Includes basic illustration starter kit to create your own illustration to take home, plus a glass of wine

Click here to Book Now

Rene will also host an exhibition of fashion over the last 30 years captured in her bright, stylish and fun illustrations. This will be on display all of May.

Dunkeld Races – Koonara Platinum Marquee, Saturday 12th November 2022

Dunkeld Races – Koonara Platinum Marquee, Saturday 12th November 2022

We are excited to announce that Koonara Wines Platinum Marquee for the 2022 bet365 William Thomson Cup are now on sale!

Our Platinum Marquee is located in a premium trackside location and suited for those guests looking for a superior day of racing, elegance and fun. The package includes a 5 hour beverage package or premium wines and beer, entry into the racecourse, with gourmet food and live entertainment. Tickets are $205 per person. Please note: This is an over 18 years only event.

Based on the 2019 demand we expect that the Koonara Wines Marquee will sell out very quickly!  So don’t delay in securing your tickets.  With COVID restrictions once this marquee is SOLD OUT no further tickets will be available for sale, so please ensure that you book the correct number of tickets for your attendees.

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What you need to know:

Like so many other events COVID-19 has changed the way we interact socially and this has changed the Dunkeld Races too!  Whilst the race day will still have the same country racing feel, be a place to socialise and catch up with friends,  a few things have changed for us to be COVID friendly.

  • This year’s races will be a fully pre-paid ticketed event.  No walk-ups on the day.
  • A crowd cap will apply in accordance with our COVID Safe Plan and once our ticket allocation has been reached no further tickets will be available for sale.
  • At this stage, the ONLY way to secure a ticket to the Dunkeld Races will be via a marquee package.
  • In order to manage general admission ticket bookings, only the person who purchased the Mini Package or Umbrella Package can add additional GA tickets to pre-purchased packages.
  • The infield and outfield of the race track are two separate zones and patrons will not be able to crossover between the two areas.
  • In the event that our event is cancelled or the COVID restrictions change preventing us from having a crowd attend, all package holders will receive a full refund