Coonawarra Festive Season Visitor Guide

The holidays are here and there is no better time to relax, indulge and discover Coonawarra!

Our famed Coonawarra Strip is lined with over 25 Cellar Doors with many boutique and family owned operations. While some are taking a break on the traditional public holidays after Christmas and New Year, it’s business as usual for the majority with boxing day trading right through to new years day and beyond.  So you’ll have plenty of options to fill your itinerary (and your glass) this festive season!

View our Christmas and New Year Cellar Door Trading guide here

Want to know who is pouring what wine varieties, where you can grab a bite to eat or what cellar doors welcome dogs on the property? You can refine your search here

 Walk, ride or hit your stride along Coonawarra’s newest Tourism Trail-  The Coonawarra Rail Trail, or weave your way through the vines and enjoy the Coonawarra Wineries Walking Trail.

You can also download our Coonawarra Wine Region Map to help you navigate your way along the Coonawarra Strip.


Make the most of your time in Coonawarra this Summer!

If you’re travelling to our region, be it for a day trip or an extended stay, don’t miss this selection of events taking place during the Summer School Holidays.

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Kick back and relax with food, wine and tunes at Leconfield Coonawarra on the last Saturday of 2023! Pull up a chair or spread out on a picnic rug on the beautiful winery grounds while enjoying delicious street food by Turk Bey and sweet treats by the Waffle Inn,  washed down with a  locally brewed beer, coffee or Leconfield Wine.

Live music by acoustic muso Jeff (Est 1985)

Free entry! Wine by the glass or bottle & Beer available for purchase.

SATURDAY 30 DECEMBER | 11.30am – 4pm

FREE ENTRY – but let Leconfield know your intent to come along via the link:


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 30 December | 12noon – 5pm

Saturday 6 January  | 12noon – 5pm

Pre- order your pizza’s to reserve your table. Bookings highly recommended.


Treat your taste buds with delicious Turkish Street Food at Katnook Estate.

Settle in on the lush winery lawns or in the historic Stables with a glass or bottle of Katnook’s magnificent wine.

With plenty of room for kids (and the dog) to run around and lawn games to play, it’s the perfect way to while away a few hours.

WEDNESDAY 27 DECEMBER |  11:30am – 4pm

.TUESDAY 2 JANUARY |  11:30am – 4pm


Relax this Summer with a bottle of Wynns Coonawarra Estate wine & delight your taste buds with delicious Vietnamese Street Food by ‘Happy Belli’

Make an afternoon of it beneath the shady trees on the lawn in front of the iconic triple-gabled winery overlooking the stunning Wynns vineyards.

THURSDAY 28 DECEMBER| 11am – 3pm

FRIDAY 29 DECEMBER | 11am – 3pm

FREE ENTRY Wine by the glass or bottle & Beer available for purchase.


Join the who’s who of Coonawarra at SA’s most extravagant country race day event!

Enjoy a full day of premium trackside hospitality in the 36°South Coonawarra Vignerons Cup Marquee.   The all-inclusive Marquee package includes a 7.5 hour bevearge package of Coonawarra fine wines, entry into the racecourse and marquee precinct, sparkling breakfast, gourmet plated lunch AND afternoon tea with wine auctions, fashion prizes, live music and live racing action.


Package Commences 9:30am | Package Ends 5pm

Marquee Package tickets $250.00 + booking fee
General Admission from 11am.
Tickets available at the Gate: $20 GA & $12 concession, kids under 16 free.


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