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Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations

October 1 - October 31

Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations is one of South Australia’s best regional wine-based events, with over 70 unique food and wine experiences designed to showcase and celebrate the Coonawarra wine region’s beautiful signature red wine: Cabernet Sauvignon.

Enjoy the spring-time celebrations across the month of October, with every week/weekend featuring themed events.

The annual festival offers a combination of food and wine events, tasting experiences, live music and more throughout October.  From degustation dinners to masterclasses, vertical tastings to winery tours the region will offer wine enthusiasts the opportunity to savour world-class wines, enjoy the country hospitality and discover why Coonawarra is regarded as Australia’s premier Cabernet Sauvignon producing region.

Tee off with the who’s who of Coonawarra at the Cabernet Celebrations Golf Day, try your hand at blending your own wine, enjoy a sparkling cabernet breakfast, take a winery tour, indulge in a chocolate and wine tasting, graze the day away and dine with winemakers at dinners to delight.

With a range of renowned regional wineries offering up events all month long, there is no shortage of activities to celebrate, activate and educate your senses.

Free and ticketed tastings and events  Friday 29th Sept – 31st October in various venues.

 

WEEKEND 1 – LONG WEEKEND FAMILY FIESTA

Cruise on in to Coonawarra for a fun-filled weekend with your family and friends. On this weekened there are activities to delight and amuse all ages. Hit the Coonawarra Wineries Walking Trail, or take to the greens for a round of golf and enjoy a wine or two with the who’s who of Coonawarra at the picturesque Penola Golf course.

Relax and enjoy pizza and tunes or have a ‘Great Day Out’ with food, wine and music on the lawns of Leconfield Coonawarra. Live it up with long weekend vibes served up all weekend at Brand’s Laira, with sweet treats and produce plates at various wineries in the region. Our cellar doors are well equipped with oodles of indoor and outdoor toys to make sure the kids have as much fun as the adults.

SAVE THE DATE

Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations Golf Day -4 Player Ambrose Competition – Friday 29th September 2023. REGISTRATIONS OPEN!  Register your team here

Leconfield Day “Great Day Out”-  Saturday 29 September

Pizza and Tunes at Raidis Estate-  Saturday 29 September

Rymill Cabernet Carnival –  Sunday 1 October

More events to come….


WEEKEND 2  – BLEND IT UP

This week it’s all about the Blend…

Cabernet doesn’t just taste great on its own, it is also the ideal blending variety.  To showcase this our wineries are offering a range of tastings and events featuring Cabernet blends.

More events to come….


WEEKEND 3  – BACK TO OUR ROOTS (HERITAGE WEEKEND)

Immerse yourself in food and wine over the weekend with a sparkling cabernet breakfast at Balnaves of Coonawarra and a range of lunch and dinner options on offer, including the return of Majella’s ever popular Paella Fiesta, Brand’s Laira’s Burgers and Beats, Raidis Estates Pizza and Tunes and a whole day of family fun at Rymill’s Cabernet Carnival. The highly sought after combined wineries degustation dinner at Pipers of Penola is a highlight for those that seek an intimate culinary experience hosted by 5 Coonawarra winemakers.

Take part in a winery tour at DiGiorgio on Friday or discover the beauty of Bellwether’s heritage winery set in an old shearing shed across the weekend.

There is no shortage of tastings to be enjoyed all weekend long… so gear up for a jam-packed weekend!

More details coming soon…..

SAVE THE DATE

Coonawarra Regional Cabernet Decade[nce] Tasting- Friday 13 October

Coonawarra Cabernet Masterclass – Saturday 14 October

Balnaves Sparkling + Breaky Rolls – Saturday 14 October

Majella Paella Fiesta +  Decade of Cabernet Tasting – Saturday 14 October

Katnook Winemaker Dinner in the Stables – Saturday 14 October

5 x 5 Winemaker Degustation Dinner at Pipers of Penola – Saturday 14 October


WEEKEND 4  – EN PRIMEUR (BARREL TO GLASS)

This weekend En Primeur is the theme, with Coonawarra wineries offering exclusive Barrel to Glass tastings!

Celebrate, educate and activate your senses with an array of tasting experiences and food & wine events featuring Coonawarra’s champion variety- Cabernet Sauvignon.

Alongside the traditional tasting lineups, don’t miss your chance to taste newly produced wines, that aren’t destined for bottling and release for another year or two…or possibly longer!

More events to come….


WEEKEND 5  – ITS SHOWTIME (Penola Country Show Weekend)

It’s “Show Time” in Penola/Coonawarra with sideshow alley making its return to town offering all the typical amusements with a touch of country flair.

The festivities continue in Coonawarra for this, the final weekend of Cabernet Celebrations, with plenty of fun still to be had. Celebrate, educate and activate your senses with an array of tasting experiences and food & wine events featuring Coonawarra’s champion variety- Cabernet Sauvignon.

Spring Shindig (Greek Charcoal Grill) – Saturday 28 October

More events to come….

FULL EVENT PROGRAM COMNG SOON

HOP ON- HOP OFF SERVICE AVAILABLE ON WEEKENDS!

CCC SHUTTLE BUS: $20 per person per day. Unlimited travel to wineries between 10:30am and 4.30pm on Saturday’s and Sunday’s throughout October.

Tickets must be booked online in advance, with passengers requested to indicate where they would like to disembark upon booking.

 

This event is proudly sponsored by the South Australian Tourism Commission

Regional Events Grant Funding Program

Details

Start:
October 1
End:
October 31
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Organiser

Coonawarra Vignerons
Phone:
08 8737 2392
Email:
enquiries@coonawarra.org
View Organiser Website

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