Coonawarra is nestled in the heart of the Limestone Coast of South Australia. Located approximately 380km south of Adelaide, 427km west of Melbourne, its a comfortable half-day drive from the two bustling capital cities.
The unique cigar-shaped strip of rich terra rossa soil that defines the region is a one-of-a-kind narrow ridge of earth, just 27 kilometres long and two clicks wide, is known for producing incomparable red wines – in particular, Cabernet Sauvignon.
The famed Coonawarra Strip, as it is known, is home to more than 25 cellar doors, offering an array of food and wine experiences.
From light bites and casual platters to formal dining in our boutique restaurants, the region places great emphasis on showcasing premium local produce alongside its award-winning wines.
A busy calendar of events, festivals and wine tastings create a colourful scene throughout the year in Coonawarra. It is recommended that you book your accommodation as early as possible if you are attending a Coonawarra event as places are often limited.
There is more to Coonawarra than it's reds.
Best known for Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra also excels in the production of premium Shiraz and cool climate Riesling. Varieties such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Cabernet Franc are also very well suited climatically and provide wine lovers with yet another layer of discovery.