News & Events

Coonawarra After Dark Weekend

13 - 14 April 2018

coonawarra after dark croppedExperience all the thrills, excitement and the lights of vintage as Coonawarra wineries open their doors to visitors at the peak of the grape harvest (vintage). Take a tour of a working winery, meet and chat with the winemakers, watch the grape harvesters in action, enjoy our wonderful local produce and sample our region's finest wines. Read more.


Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival

17 - 20 May 2018

penola coonawarra arts festival 2018Celebrate our region's rich history and artistic talents over four days with working artists, performances, exhibitions, workshops, walking tours, fabulous food and fine wine.  The Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival is one of regional Australia's leading arts festivals and it celebrates its 26th anniversary in 2017. For more details visit


Coonawarra Cellar Dwellers

1 - 31 July 2018

cellar dwellersCoonawarra wineries will dig out some treasures from their cellars to offer visitors a rare opportunity to taste and buy aged wine during the month of July. Coonawarra wines are well known for their ageing ability and Cellar Dwellers provides our region with an opportunity to showcase wines that are otherwise not available for tasting.

Join us for one of the many dinners and degustation events held throughout the month, or simply wander the vineyards and visit the cellar doors before warming up with a glass of Coonawarra aged wine and a crackling open fireplace. 


Coonawarra Roadshow

August 2018

coonawarra roadshowFrom the peaceful vineyards of Coonawarra, to the energetic hubs of Australian cities, the Coonawarra Wine Tasting Roadshow travels to six capital cities during the month of August. Meet the owners, winemakers, and vignerons from up to 30 wineries, and taste over 100 wines. More Information


Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations

1 - 31 October 2018

Coon Vig CCC Banner v2We thought it was time for a change, so we’re expanding the very popular Cabernet Celebrations weekend to embrace the month of October. That means that there will be more choices and more weekend opportunities to really savour the region’s wines, hospitality and sense of community.  We still plan to have the iconic events: the Masterclass, and the Retrospective Wine Tasting, but there will be more dinners, breakfasts and lunches to help showcase the regions burgeoning food credentials, and music talent. Find out more.

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5 Star Winery from James Halliday for the 17th Consecutive Year

james Halliday 2018We are very pleased to be awarded 5 RED STARS from James Hallidays' Wine Companion 2018 for the 17th consecutive year as well as all wines received 94 points or above! For the full tasting notes and results click here.