Explore Coonawarra’s natural beauty, at your own pace, with a stroll amongst the vines as you walk the “vine to wine”.
One of the most appealing things about Coonawarra for visitors (apart, of course, from our fantastic wines!) is its relatively compact size compared to many of Australia’s other famous wine regions. Now, this small but perfectly formed wine-lover’s destination is even more accessible by foot, via the Coonawarra Wineries Walking Trail, which was launched in 2018.
The Coonawarra Wineries Walking Trail encompasses six (6) wineries in the immediate surrounds of the quaint Coonawarra township. The walking trail covers a 5km stretch between Redman Wines, Brand’s Laira Coonawarra, Coonawarra Store, Ottelia + Fodder Restaurant, Wynns Coonawarra Estate, DiGiorgio Family Wines and Zema Estate.
While the level walk is plain sailing, even for families with a pram in tow, the trail path is unsealed, so it is recommended you wear some comfortable walking shoes. Then, it’s simply a matter of following the clearly marked signposts – look out for the smart green ‘foot’ signs to guide you along the way – or download the specially designed app in advance from the App Store or Google Play, so you can map out your day before you set off.
Walkers can start the trail at any one of the wineries or Coonawarra Town centre, and follow the green foot signage as you taste your way around this central Coonawarra precinct. Be sure to stop by the historic and iconic Coonawarra Railway siding along your trails, located on the outskirts of the Coonawarra township past the Wynns Coonawarra Winery. No trip to Coonawarra is complete without a happy snap at the iconic landmark.
The Trail operates in and around working vineyards, which can be a hive of activity year-round, seven days a week. As a cool climate wine region, the weather can have an impact on the route you choose to take. Please stick to fair-weather routes and wear appropriate footwear for the stroll.
Download the Coonawarra Walking Trail App, prior to commencing the trial, and check in to track your progress whilst learning about the amazing history, viticulture and winemaking practices along the way. For more info visit the Coonawarra Wineries Walking Trail webpage.