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36° South Coonawarra Vignerons Cup 2020

January 16, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm ACDT


Regarded as a highlight on the country race meeting calendar, the Coonawarra Vignerons Cup attracts over 3000 visitors to the Penola Racecourse each year.

Celebrate the 38th annual 36°South Coonawarra Vignerons Cup with us in the exclusive 36°South Coonawarra Vignerons Marquee, where 728 guests will enjoy premium trackside hospitality.  This all-inclusive trackside package offers a full day of fun including breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea with live racing action, fundraising auctions, entertainment and a smorgasbord of Coonawarra’s finest wines.

Public ticket price $220.00 + booking fee


For all ticketing enquiries please email: enquiries@coonawarra.org


Joining us in the Marquee… here’s what you need to know:

Event Start: The Coonawarra Vignerons Cup Marquee opens for guest access at 9:30am. Breakfast is available from this time.

Event access: Please ensure you are wearing both your lanyard and wristband for entry to the marquee and for the duration of the event. (If you have not received these prior to the day, your event passes will be available for collection from the Coonawarra Vignerons desk at the entry of the Marquee).

Getting there: See below for Shuttle Bus information

Package Inclusions:  This all-inclusive trackside package is fully catered including breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. A smorgasbord of Coonawarra’s finest wines, espresso coffees and water is available throughout the day.  Beer and spirits can be purchased from the Penola Racing Club Bar and consumed in the marquee. No BYO Food & Beverages. 

Dress Code: Attendees are encouraged to wear neat, smart casual. Race attire is welcomed.

Fashions in the Marquee: Open to exclusively Marquee guests, judges Kellie Nobes and Ashlee Kalantarian will be selecting a shortlist of qualifying guests, with winners to be announced prior to Lunch.  Prizes will be awarded to the best-dressed male, best-dressed female and best millinery as selected by the judges.

Super Sweep: $10 tickets will be available for purchase from Coonawarra Vignerons Cup Committee staff, based on runners in the feature Race 7 – 36°South Coonawarra Vignerons Cup. Great prize winnings to be awarded to 1st,  2nd and 3rd placings. Qualifying tickets will be drawn at 1:30pm.

Imperial Auction: 2:35pm. Eight 6- Litre imperial wines will be up for grabs to the highest bidder (scroll down to view labels and vintages on offer). Two beautifully crafted A.P John Coopers’ barrels will also be auctioned. Auctioneer Brad Henderson has kindly donated for 3 people to join him for a round of Golf at the Grange Golf Club with proceeds of this auction item to be donated to the South Australian CFS Foundation Fundraiser

Entertainment:  Acoustic entertainer Shaun Brown will be performing throughout the day.

Betting facilities: Live bookies are available to take your bets in the marquee. Alternatively, guests are welcome to place bets in the designated Penola Racecourse Betting Ring.

Complimentary Shuttle Buses

Penola (Driver: Geraldine 0407 542 635)
9.10am – Royal Oak Hotel, Prince of Wales Hotel, Coonawarra Motor Lodge, Must@Coonawarra
9.30am – Royal Oak Hotel, Prince of Wales Hotel, Coonawarra Motor Lodge, Must@Coonawarra

Coonawarra (Driver: Veronica 0407 542 635)
9.00am – Bellwether Wines, Coonawarra Store, Chardonnay Lodge/Coonawarra Units
9.30am – Coonawarra Store, Chardonnay Lodge

Buses will return to Penola following the conclusion of the races and Coonawarra from approx. 5.15pm returning passengers to the same locations.

We appreciate your patience as bus drivers return to collect passengers

PENOLA RACE CLUB BUS (Driver: Don Searle 0428 847 921)
An additional bus service will be operational later in the day with pick ups from the Royal Oak Penola at 11:45am and 12:15pm.

Download the Bus Schedule -PDF FILE

Imperial Auction Wines

These exclusive six litre Imperials are presented in a bespoke box, and specially labelled for the 2020 36° South Coonawarra Vignerons Cup.

Bowen Estate
2016 Bowen Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Jim Brand
2015 Silent Partner Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

Kidman Wines
2014 Kidman Wines Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Ottelia Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Majella GPL68 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Parker Coonawarra Estate
1998 Parker Coonawarra Estate Terra Rossa Cabernet Sauvignon

Redman Wines
2010 Redman Cabernet Sauvignon

Zema Estate
2014 Zema Estate Family Selection Cabernet Sauvignon


This fabulous event is not possible without the support of our valued sponsors, partners, and local community volunteers.





January 16, 2020
9:30 am - 5:00 pm ACDT
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Penola Racing Club
Racecourse Rd
Penola, SA 5277 Australia
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