70 Church Street, Penola SA, Australia
Cellar Door Opening Times: Daily 11:00am – 5:00pm
Closed: Christmas Day & Good Friday
Peter Thompson has been involved in Viticulture since 1971, actively involved in the establishment and maintenance of vineyards from Margaret River W.A. to King Valley Vic. and everywhere in between.
Peter purchased his first vineyard in the Riverland (1973), Barossa Valley (1975), High Eden (1988), Coonawarra (2006) and Kongorong (2017). Settling at Coonawarra with the first purchase of the “Home Block” has been followed by 3 other vineyards, “Grandma’s”, “Chapel “and “Julia Hill”. Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot was first made in 2010.
In a bid to produce high quality white wines, Peter purchased a vineyard at Kongorong (Mount Gambier GI) and in 2018 Riesling, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir was made.
The vineyard weathers one of the coldest mainland climates but then has the loving sea breezes during summer. The vines survive being planted in a hard bank of flint (Silex) rock.
Peter Thompson Wines Cellar door is conveniently situated in the main street of Penola. Visitors can able to taste and purchase Peter Thompson’s range of Coonawarra Reds and “Silex” range of Kongorong White Wines.