The June long weekend is just around the corner and there is no better time to escape to Coonawarra, to relax, savour and indulge.
Winter is just as good a time as any to go wine tasting, in fact, it’s the perfect time to warm up with a glass of Coonawarra red in the comfort of our Cellar Doors or alongside the fire pit. There are plenty of options to fill your itinerary (and your glass)!
The famed Coonawarra Strip is lined with over 25 Cellar Doors, with some of Australia’s most recognised wine brands, family-owned wineries and boutique operations scattered along one stretch of road. Whilst Coonawarra is best known for its reds, there is a huge array of varieties and styles on offer for tasting. To see what’s pouring at Coonawarra’s cellar doors view our cellar door Wine Varieties page.
|LONG WEEKEND EXPERIENCES|
Make the most of your time in Coonawarra this June Long weekend.
If you’re travelling to our region, be it for a day trip or an extended stay, don’t miss this selection of cellar door experiences and special offerings being featured exclusively on the June long weekend.
VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE WINE TASTING
The Penola Coonawarra Visitor Information Centre invites guests and locals to a tasting and photographic exhibition on Friday of the June Long weekend.
Enjoy wines from Katnook Estate and Zema Estate Wines, with bottles available for purchase on the night.
Nibbles provided. Pre-registration is requested via the Penola Coonawarra Visitor Information Centre Facebook page. Follow this link to click “Going”.
Friday 11th June | 5.00pm – 7.00pm
FREE TO ATTEND
CHEESEMAKING WORKSHOP WITH CINDY CROSS
Master the art of fresh cheese making with Limestone Coast cooking extraordinaire, Cindy Cross, at Parker Coonawarra Estate.
Saturday 12th June | 10am – 2pm
$145pp | Bookings Essential
PIZZA & TUNES AT RAIDIS ESTATE
Chill out with the family or gather your friends for an afternoon at Raidis Estate. Kick back to live music and enjoy delicious woodfire pizzas with an assortment of wine, beer & cider.
Saturday 12th June | 12noon – 5pm
REDMAN VIP WINE TASTING
Learn about the Redman family’s rich history in the Coonawarra region, with a VIP tasting delivered by a Redman Family Winemaker. The VIP Tasting includes a
flight of eight wines personally selected from their premium and back vintage
collection in the redman cellar.
Daily Sessions | Bookings Essential.
$50pp | Hourly from 11am
BEEF & CABERNET PIES
Enjoy housemade Beef and Cabernet pies across the June Long weekend at DiGiorgio Family Wines. Warm-up by the fire pit, or snuggle in with a rug on the lawn with views of the vineyard and a glass of vino and settle in for a while. Vegetarian & GF option avaiabe.
Roasting marshmallows provided for the kids!
Pies $9 | Wines by the Glass $8
SATURDAY & SUNDAY | Bookings not required in advance.
POP UP LUNCH AT HOLLICK
Head to Hollick Estates over the June long weekend to enjoy your choice of a selection of delicious traditional Indian curries or Grumpy’s smoked meats and salad.
Hollick wine available by theglass or bottle
ALL WEEKEND | Bookings not required.
SOUL FOOD AT BRAND’S LAIRA COONAWARRA
Grab a bite to eat over the long weekend at the spectacular new Brand’s Laira Cellar Door. With a menu that pairs perfectly with their range of wines, you’ll find everything from lavish ploughman’s platter to soul-warming soup, tantalising savoury pastries and hearty chickpea tagine.
ALL WEEKEND | View the Menu
Bookings appreciated | Ph 08 87363260
BLEND YOUR OWN WINE
How would you like to try your hand at blending your own wine? You can do just that at Wynns Coonawarra. Try your hand at making your own wine from Cabernet, Shiraz and Merlot varieties, like Wynns’ own Red Stripe blend.
It’s a fascinating and satisfying experience, blending to suit your own personal taste, and it’s even more fulfilling to take the wine home, in a personalised bottle to enjoy within the coming days.
$65 per person | Duration 1 Hour
THURSDAY – SUNDAY | Bookings are essential