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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

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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.

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

 

 

Cook to win!!

Cook to win!!

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 wine for the month, so we couldn’t help but be excited. Get yourself to the grocery store because you are going to want to make these Chocolate and Red Wine Braised Lamb Shanks. They are absolutely delicious.

All you need to do to be in the running to win a premium wine pack, valued at $150.00, is to cook this delectable dish, take a photo with our wine and share it on either Facebook or Instagram. How easy is that?

Be sure you tag us at Koonara so we can see your entry and if you are on Instagram use the #cooktowinkoonara

We can’t wait to see your entries, You have until the 1st of July when we will huddle around Caitlin’s computer to review all of the pictures and work out who wins.

You can download and print out the recipe ⬇⬇

Are you visiting Coonawarra for July’s Cellar Dwellers? Then come along to Koonara Wines dinner 23rd July 2021 – SOLD OUT

Are you visiting Coonawarra for July’s Cellar Dwellers? Then come along to Koonara Wines dinner 23rd July 2021 – SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT!

Join Koonara Wines for an intimate wine dinner by the fire in our cosy cellar door.

Enjoy a delicious 3 course meal by acclaimed chef Kirby Shearing matched with Koonara’s exclusive museum wines.

Owner Dru Reschke will host the event, giving you an insight into the award-winning winery and their passion for making a difference.

Tickets for this event are $120 per person and are strictly limited. Book now to avoid disappoint.

Sorry we are sold out but click here to go on the wait list 

It’s a fabulous time to visit Coonawarra, CLICK HERE for some things to do in our region and HERE for a full Cellar Dwellers program.

Don’t miss out on Koonara Wines events, celebrating the Digital Garden presented by Illuminate Adelaide in Mt Gambier

Don’t miss out on Koonara Wines events, celebrating the Digital Garden presented by Illuminate Adelaide in Mt Gambier

Illuminate Winter Fiesta

Friday 25th June 5pm until 10pm, Mt Gambier City Hall.

Everything you have come to love from a Koonara winter pop up’s, but held in the stunning town hall precinct as a part of the Illuminate festival here in Mount Gambier, come and view our very own digital garden, while enjoying live entertainment and a DJ not to mention delicious food from food trucks, Koonara Wines, beer & cider.

Earlybird Tickets until 14th June are $18 which includes polycarbonate glass and after 14th June tickets are $30.

Over 18 years only tonight, families welcome on Saturday night.

Koonara wines, beer & cider available along with a variety of food trucks.

Book your ticket here for June 25

Illuminate Winter Fiesta

Saturday 26th June 5pm until 10pm, Mt Gambier City Hall.

Everything you have come to love from a Koonara winter pop up’s, but held in the stunning town hall precinct as a part of the Illuminate festival here in Mount Gambier, come and view our very own digital garden, while enjoying live entertainment and a DJ not to mention delicious food from food trucks, Koonara Wines, beer & cider.

Earlybird Tickets until 14th June are $18 which includes polycarbonate glass and after 14th June tickets are $30

Kids welcome, please book them a ticket too.

Koonara wines, beer & cider available along with a variety of food trucks.

Book your ticket here for June 26

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 night of fun and imagination, where you can create a painting of your very own, to take home and impress. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere at Koonara Wines, Penola. Come on your own, with friends, or make new friends!

Enter the painting ‘studio’ and be guided by two artists while you learn vibrant painting techniques, all with a sip or two of wine; your first glass of wine will be free, provided by Koonarra Wines, Penola.

Create and be expressive without judgement and most importantly be free! Simply sit, sip, and paint.

(We will be working with acrylic paint and aprons will be provided, however participants are encouraged to wear older clothing as spills and drips can occur during the event.)

 

Details: Friday 14th May

Times: 7pm to 9pm

Tickets: $40 including a glass of Koonara Wine

Charcuterie platter for 1 person $25 available for preorder

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