Visit Us

Visit us today at 44 Church Street, Penola, South Australia.

Discover exceptional wines and immerse yourself in the heart of Penola at our cellar door and indulge in an unforgettable experience.

Group Booking Tasting

Get your mates together and join us for a tasting here in the Koonara Wines Cellar Door.

Sip your way through any 6 of our wines (including our premium range) for just $9 per person. To secure your group booking, there is a $20 deposit, which you can redeem from the total group booking charge.

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Premium Wine Tasting

Sit down, relax and let us guide you through a tasting of our wines. Choose ten wines from our vast selection of wines, including our Premium Estate range. 

From grape to bottle, we’ll take you on a journey of how our wines came to be and why they taste so good. 

Bottles of wine don display in our Penola Cellardoor
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We discovered Koonara Wines on a visit to Penola and would rate them our top find for a long while. We love their ethos and practices and look forward to the stories on their bottles. We really feel the family love involved and not just a corporate business.
Fiona
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I’ve been a fan of Koonara wines since accidentally visiting their cellar door in the Coonawarra and have never been disappointed with any of their wines.
Paul
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 I enjoyed the tastings, purchasing and standing around on Saturday morning lingering with a glass of “A Song for Alice” by Riesling. Thank you!
Angela
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“One of the smallest and best (in Coonawarra) is Koonara … real highlight and a must to check out.”
Ray Jordan
The West Australian
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“One thing I wouldn’t have expected in a country town … was a funky homewares shop … it pays not to get too smug about living in one of the world’s biggest cities, particularly when the shopping in a small country town is superior.”
In Vino Travel
Singapore
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“Part cellar door, part one-stop shop, Koonara encourages you to taste its organic wines as you browse the homewares, gifts, jewellery, clothing and gourmet treats. The concept is “everything you need for a good dinner party”, such as Savor glassware designed by the winery’s director Dru Reschke.”
Peter Bourne and Sandra Bridekirk
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Koonara Wines Cellar Door in Penola

Our Cellar Door is on the main street of Penola, in the heart of the Coonawarra region. It’s a short walk to restaurants, cafes, shops, and most of the area’s accommodation. We would love you to join us for a tasting.

We are a James Halliday 5-star winery and were named ‘Coonawarra Winery of the Year’ by the Melbourne International Wine Competition in 2018.

In our Cellar Door, you’ll find everything you need to host the perfect dinner party, including crockery, glassware, local produce, kitchen gadgets, and more.

Group tastings, 8+ and tour groups need to book in advance so that we can ensure your best tasting experience. Group tasting incurs a $10 tasting fee, which is redeemable on wine purchases.

You can also find our Savor line of wine glasses designed by our owner Dru Reschke.

Visiting Penola & Coonawarra

Penola and Coonawarra are located in the heart of the Limestone Coast, in the southeast corner of South Australia. Because we are so central, it’s the perfect place to be based while you discover surrounding towns.

With over 20 Cellar Doors, award-winning restaurants, cafes, boutique gift stores, museums, art galleries, and antique shops – there is loads to see and do in Coonawarra and Penola. We suggest stopping over for a couple of days.

Penola is steeped with history, and was the home to poets John Shaw Neilson, Adam Lindsay Gordon and Will Ogilvie. The picturesque town was also home to Australia’s first Saint Mary MacKillop, who co-founded the Sisters of St Joseph with Father Julian Tenison Woods.

Discover the town’s historical sights and walk down the State Heritage listed Petticoat Lane.

Artists, winemakers and other creatives call Penola home. We love living here and enjoy sharing our great way of life with visitors from around the state, country and globe.

Accommodation

Penola and Coonawarra have lots of accommodation options to suit all your needs and budget. They are all centrally located in the historic township of Penola and Coonwarra’s wineries. Check out all of accomodation options here