About Us

Balnaves of Coonawarra vineyard was established in 1975, and is situated at the southern end of the Coonawarra Terra Rossa strip.

The family has been associated with the district since 1855 with the first wines under the Balnaves of Coonawarra label being produced in 1990. We remain fully committed to a high level of 'hands-on' involvement and look forward to sharing our passion with you.

For the eleventh year in a row, the prestigious publication, the James Halliday Wine Companion 2013 has rated Balnaves as a 5-Star winery!
Download the James Halliday Wine Companion 2013.

To be selected from over 1740 Australian wineries was an enormous honour and acknowledgment to the commitment of excellence, not only by viticulturalist Pete Balnaves and winemaker Pete Bissell, but the entire Balnaves team.

Doug Balnaves,
General Manager

We aim to produce consistently high quality wines from fruit sourced from our own Coonawarra vineyards, reflecting the unique flavours, character and quality of fruit grown in this area, as well as the variation of seasons in this cool climate area.