Coonawarra Region

Agri, Mining and Industry

Coonawarra is located approximately 10kms north of Penola on the Riddoch Highway.

Coonawarra is part of the Limestone Coast Wine Region. Its secret lies in the magical marriage of rich red terra rossa soil, limestone, pure underground water and a long cool ripening season. Coonawarra offers visitors wine tasting at, in excess of, twenty cellar doors.

The local industries of Coonawarra are viticulture, agriculture, horticulture and tourism. In 1890 John Riddoch subdivided 1000 acres, which he sold to local people to establish the Penola Fruit Colony. Riddochs first vintage was in 1897. The Penola Fruit Colony became known as Coonawarra. Riddochs original cellars, now Wynns Coonawarra Estate, is a local landmark and popular tourist attraction.

Millions of years ago, Nature began crafting our wines, so that today we simply add the finishing touches.

Think Coonawarra, and thoughts of sumptuous reds spring to mind – from the rich rust-coloured Terra Rossa soil for which it’s internationally recognised, to the prized red wines that have made it famous.


Barbeque Carpark Cellar Door Coach Parking Family Friendly Food and Refreshments Gallery / Museum Lawn / Gardens Pet Friendly Picnic Area Public Toilet Restaurant Shop / Gift Shop Wine Tasting

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available


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Alexander Cameron Statue

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Pasta making and lunch

DiGiorgio Family Wines

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Coonawarra Siding

Coonawarra Siding

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Greenrise Recreational Reserve

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1867 Schoolhouse

Mary MacKillop Penola Centre

Penola, Wattle Range

Sharams Cottages

Sharams Cottage

Penola, Wattle Range

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