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100% Family owned | 100 years in Coonawarra
All wines 100% vegan | Low sulphur wines
Boutique Coonawarra Winery and Organic Vineyard
A Family Owned Organic Vineyard and Winery in Coonawarra.
We produce a range of high quality award winning wines. In 2019 we were awarded James Halliday’s 5 star Black Winery and The Real Review Certificate of Excellence, placing us among the best wineries of Australia. Today myself (Dru), Nicole and our girls live in the family homestead surrounded by our vineyards.
Visit us at our Cellar Door, or Order our Wine Online!
WINES OF THE MONTH
Flowers for Lucy, Moscato 2020
Mystery Shiraz 2019 – 12 bottle pack. Presale delivered from 16th November
Emily May Rosé, Mount Gambier 2020
Lucy and Alice, Pinot Gris 2020
Angels Footprints Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Mystery Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 6 pack- valued at $150
1000 Sundowns Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
The Guardian Angel Piccolo, Sparkling, Mount Gambier 2019 – SOLD OUT
Angel’s Peak, Coonawarra Shiraz 2019
Wanderlust, Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
The Guardian Angel Sparkling Chardonnay 2020
Cape Banks, Pinot Noir 2016
NEWS & EVENTS
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....
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...
Celebrate the start of the long weekend by joining us for an intimate wine dinner in our newly renovated cellar door. Enjoy a delicious 3 course meal by acclaimed chef Kirby Shearing matched with some of our new release wines and museum Cabernet Sauvignon's. Dru will...
We can take the same amount of carbon that 264,600 cars emit in a year out of the atmosphere - and it will save wineries hundreds of millions. ABC radio rang me last week regarding a new study about planting different varieties as global warming advances. Margaret...
Join Koonara Wines for an intimate wine dinner by the fire in our newly renovated 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...
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...
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...
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...
Don't miss Grant High School's Sound Bites on Friday, March 13 at the Mount Gambier Railway Lands. There will be live performances from Grant High School music students, and street foods. All your favourite Koonara Wines will be available by the glass and bottle....
The Melbourne Good Food & Wine Show will take place at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from May 29-31. Wander through the show and sample from hundreds of food and drink exhibitors, including Koonara Wines, chat with winemakers and distillers and...
ALL THE FABULOUS PEOPLE – SOCIAL IMAGES
Thank you to everyone who came along and supported us at this year’s Mount Gambier Food & Wine Pop-up Bar…
We had an amazing day at the 2019 Scott Group of Companies Mount Gambier Gold Cup. Thanks to all guests…
Thanks Hamilton for a wonderful night at the Koonara Wines Hamilton Food & Wine Fiesta on Friday, November 15! Thanks to everyone who attended and made it a fabulous night under the stars – we look forward to doing it again next year.
What an incredible day we had on Saturday, 16 November at our SOLD OUT Koonara Wines Platinum Marquee at the Dunkeld Cup. Our marquee is located in a premium trackside location with the stunning backdrop of Mount Abrupt.
Over 100 Years in Coonawarra
The quality of your barrels and winemakers. We believe quality is paramount in creating a wine which is not only good, but consistent and age worthy.
Our red wines are aged in French Oak. All of our reds are aged in 100% fine-grain French Oak Hogsheads barrels. Some cheaper wines are produced with oak substitutes such as chips, planks and dominos.
Low yields, small grapes and big flavour. Both our Coonawarra vineyards yield 2 tonnes of fruit or less – the average for Coonawarra is 3.5 – 4 tonnes. We grow small grapes, which are about the size of a pea. This allows us to get more skin per litre of juice. Because the colour and flavour in wine comes from the grapes skin, we can get big colour and flavour in our wines.
Great winemaking team. Peter Douglas the former Wynns winemaker is our winemaker, and one of the most respected winemakers and wine judges in Australia. Both Peter, Dru and Nicole take a collaborative approach to producing award winning wines each year. If you’re looking to visit Coonawarra Wineries, Koonara Wines should be on your list!
In 2017 our Coonawarra vineyards were certified to Australian Organic standards, and no pesticides have been used on the property for over 10 years.