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Cellar Dwellers – why you should visit this July

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Welcome to Cellar Dwellers 2024: A Month-Long Wine Celebration in Coonawarra

July in Coonawarra isn’t just winter; it’s a time when our region transforms into a haven for wine lovers, uncovering hidden gems and vintage treasures. As the vines rest, the cellars open the fire places are stoked amd we offer you a rare glimpse into the art of winemaking through our annual Cellar Dwellers festival.

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Uncover Vintage Delights

The festival is a unique opportunity to taste and purchase wines that are not usually available to the public. From back vintages to limited editions, each wine tells the story of its year and our terroir. This year, we’re doing something a little different by incorporating a delightful culinary twist.

A host of various images of sourdough bread, a mimosa, and a shiraz hot choclate

Morning Toasts and Mimosas

We’ve teamed up with local baker Christine from Occasional Loaf to offer a scrumptious start to your day. Join us for a morning of toasting with mimosas, enjoying a variety of sweet and savoury toasted treats. Whether it’s our Shiraz Hot Chocolate to ward off the winter chill or a non-alcoholic version, we have your mornings covered. Don’t miss our sourdough toasties and fruit toast, available for purchase as you enjoy the early hours at our cellar door.

Our Featured back Vintage wines

Featured Wines

Highlighting our 2006 Ambriel’s Gift Cabernet Sauvignon and 2007 Angels Peak Shiraz, you can experience the depth and complexity of our aged wines. These special tastings are available throughout the month, ensuring every visit is a new discovery.

The perfect day out in Coonawarra

Given we are going to suggest you start your day enjoying breakfast with us, whatever you have planned your days is set to be perfect!

  1. Breakfast at Koonara Wines: Start your day with a signature toastie and a Mimosa, or warm up with a Shiraz hot chocolate.
  2. Morning Tea: Visit Patrick Of Coonawarra for the unique Chocolate and Wine tasting, or dare to try their new ‘Crickets and Cabernet’.
  3. Lunch Options: with plenty of options available, you really are spoilt for choice. Enjoy a meal in the 1868 renovated shearing shed at Bellwether or a locally handmade pie at DiGiorgio paired with a glass of Cabernet. Perhaps pizza and tunes are more your vibe, and Raidis Estate has you covered. 
  4. Afternoon Delight: If there’s still room in your belly, why not wind down with a regional produce platter and mulled wine at Rymill before rolling back home?

Join Us All Month Long

With events at every winery in the region, July is truly the best time to visit Coonawarra. Whether it’s for a day or the entire month, we’d love for you to immerse yourself in the world of wine with us at the Cellar Dwellers Festival. Be sure to drop into our Cellar door and enjoy some of our back vintages while they are available to taste and purchase, as no doubt Dru will stash them away at the end of the month.

For more information and schedules and to plan your visit, check our website and stay updated on all the festivities. Don’t forget to follow us on social media for the latest information.

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