The Coonawarra Stewardship Program

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This is the story of Coonawarra; one that speaks of its natural landscape, rich history, unique terroir, and world-renowned wines.

The Coonawarra Stewardship Program is designed as an introduction for wine tourism operators, cellar door staff, and other passionate wine enthusiasts keen to immerse themselves in the special story of Coonawarra – its history, geology, geography, and wines.

If you’re new to the region or the wine industry it will provide an opportunity to learn about this unique part of Australia. If you’ve already had some experience in the industry or have called Coonawarra and its wine ‘home’ for years, take the chance to refresh and reflect on your knowledge – you may surprise yourself!

Through a series of seven modules, you will discover what makes Coonawarra and its wine unique, building your confidence and knowledge to share with others and becoming a Steward for the Coonawarra Wine Region.

You may like to undertake these online modules with others or complete them in your own time.

At the end of each module there will be some short multiple-choice questions. Once you have passed you will move to the next module and receive a certificate of completion at the final module.

Enjoy discovering and building your knowledge of this remarkable region through the Coonawarra Stewardship Program and assisting you to become a Steward for our region.

Before you commence the program we wish to acknowledge the Pinejunga people as Traditional Custodians of the land on which the Coonawarra Wine Region stands today. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and ongoing connections to land, water and community. We pay our respect to their elders past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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Module 2: Coonawarra – its Terroir

Module 5: What has vintage got to do with it?

Module 6: No Skins Attached -The Whites of Coonawarra

Module 7: Red Wine – The Hero of Coonawarra

Development of the Coonawarra Stewardship Program is part of the South Australian Wine Industry Development Program as administered by the South Australian Wine Industry Association and is only possible from the support and funding provided by the South Australian Government through the Department of Primary Industries and Regions

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