News & Events

Coonawarra After Dark Weekend

7 - 8 April 2017

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.


Live Music with Nicole Lear - Easter Sunday @ Balnaves

16 April 2017

nicole learRelax on the lawn or deck while you enjoy live music from local artist Nicole Lear on Easter Sunday. Cheese platters, wine by the glass, indoor and outdoor games for the kids and live music, what more could you ask for?!? Also, be the first to taste our new vintage releases due for release Easter Saturday. 


Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival

18 - 21 May 2017

penola coonawarra arts festival 2017Celebrate 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


'All On Board' Art Exhibition

18 - 21 May 2017

all on boardAs part of the Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival a Surf and Turf inspired exhibition of works painted on timber featuring images of the Limestone Coast by celebrated father and daughter artists Terry and Hadley Johnson of Wilsons at Robe.


Coonawarra Cellar Dwellers

1 - 31 July 2017

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 2017

coonawarra roadshow croppedFrom 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. Dates and venues to be advised at a closer date.


Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations

1 - 31 October 2017

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 about the Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations Weekend.


Breakfast & Sparkling Cabernet @ Balnaves

14 October 2017

balnaves breakfast 1Our ever-popular breakfast @ Balnaves is on again. Start your day with the Balnaves team in the winery for a hearty breakfast of fresh local produce & Sparkling Cabernet. Please phone (08) 8737 2946 for more details and booking.