News and Events - Koonara Wines
Koonara’s current events

Koonara’s current events

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.

Click to BOOK NOW for Dunkeld Races.

 

Check out our 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.

Click to BOOK NOW.

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

 

 

Cooking With Koonara

Cooking With Koonara

It’s no secret we like to cook, so when we were approached by Gavin from Another Food blogger fame to collaborate on a recipe we jumped at the chance. 

Gavin created for us something that is so well paired with our two premium Family Reserve Red Wines, that we couldn’t help but be excited. So get yourself to the grocery store because you are going to want to make these Red Wine and Chocolate Braised Lamb Shanks. They are absolutely delicious and are a perfect match for the cold Winter days now upon us. 

You can download and print out the recipe ⬇⬇

Are you visiting Coonawarra for July’s Cellar Dwellers? Come and enjoy some Alfajores & museum wine at Koonara

Are you visiting Coonawarra for July’s Cellar Dwellers? Come and enjoy some Alfajores & museum wine at Koonara

AGED DELIGHTS & ARGENTINIAN ALFAJORES

In Argentina, alfajores are usually enjoyed with family and friends gathered around the table sharing tea. Our take on this is opening up and sharing with you bottles of wine from days gone by. These back vintage wines will be hand selected by owners, Dru & Nicole Reschke, ready for you to enjoy in our relaxed and comfortable cellar door. You will be able to taste our aged wines accompanied by an Argentinian Alfajore from our friends at Argentinian Delights.

DATE Month of July
TIME Daily from 10.00am – 4.00pm
COST Wine tasting and an Alfajore $12.00 per person (until sold out)
BOOKINGS Not required
LOCATION Koonara Wines Cellar Door
CONTACT 08 8737 3222 or cellardoor@koonara.com