Coonawarra Cellar Door Changes | Covid -19 Update

COVID-19 may be causing chaos, but the wine is still flowing in Coonawarra. 

In response to Australian Federal Government announcements on 22 March 2020, trading has changed significantly for many regional businesses, including our own in Coonawarra.

Due to the restrictions placed on licensed venues, prohibiting public access, Coonawarra Cellar Doors are no longer able to host in-house tastings or gatherings. Wine sales for consumption OFF premises is permitted.  South Australian Wine Industry Association, has advised that the public are allowed to enter cellar door premises to purchase the producer’s product, pick up an order and then leave.  Cellar Doors, therefore, are operating like bottle shops enabling visitors to purchase and collect with limited direct contact.

As a result of these most recent restrictions, handed down by the Federal and South Australian Government, we are seeing the closure of cellar doors and tasting rooms throughout the region, to curb the spread of coronavirus.

 We can advise that the following Cellar Doors are closed:

  • Balnaves of Coonawarra closed from Sunday 22 March until further notice
  • Bellwether Wines closed from Sunday 22 March until further notice
  • Bowen Estate closed until further notice
  • Brand’s Laira Coonawarra closed until 26 April 2020
  • the Blok Coonawarra closed from Wednesday 25 March until further notice – you can join them on Facebook Live to participate in their Virtual Cellar Door
  • DiGiorgio Family Wines closed from Monday 23 March until further notice
  • Highbank Vineyards closed until further notice
  • Hoggies Estate Wines tastings closed until further notice
  • Hollick Estates and Upstairs at Hollick Restaurant closed from Sunday 22 March until Sunday 29 March 2020
  • Katnook Estate closed from 12pm Monday 23 March until further notice
  • Leconfield Coonawarra  closed until further notice
  • Majella Wines closed from Monday 23 March until further notice
  • Ottelia + Fodder  closed until further notice
  • Parker Coonawarra Estate closed from Monday 23 March until further notice
  • Patrick of Coonawarra closed from Monday 23 March until further notice – you can join them in their Virtual Cellar Door on Facebook
  • Penley Estate closed until further notice
  • Peter Thompson Wines closed until further notice
  • Raidis Estate closed from Saturday 21 March until further notice – you can join them on Facebook Live to participate in their Virtual Cellar Door
  • Redman Wines closed from Monday 23 March until further notice
  • Rymill Coonawarra closed from Monday 23 March until further notice
  • Whistle Post Wines closed from Monday 23 March until further notice
  • Wynns Coonawarra Estate closed from Monday 23 March until further notice
  • Zema Estate closed from Monday 23 March until further notice

KOONARA WINES bottle + gift shop remains open with modified hours:

Monday – Friday 10:00am – 3:30pm | Saturday + Sunday 12noon – 3:00pm.

All that said and done, Small businesses need you now more than ever. That includes our wine producers.

So, if you’re needing to top up your wine supply to get you through these uncertain times, support local and take advantage of some great offers (Free Freight* is just the beginning!)

Support the little guys so that they can survive this crisis and continue to keep the wine flowing for us all.

Whether you are visiting or planning a visit to Coonawarra, or simply wish to purchase from any given producer, we encourage you to phone the winery/cellar door directly or place your order online.

View the full list of Coonawarra wineries and producers here. You’ll be sure to find a brand you recognise or discover a new favourite!!

*Special offers and delivery services may vary from winery to winery. Visit the website of each producer to view current offers and to place your order!

This is a rapidly changing environment, and we will endeavour to keep you as informed as we can.

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