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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.

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2009 The Tally - Museum Release

30 September - 31 October

09 Tally posterLet’s celebrate the month with an aged premium Cabernet! For the month of Coonawarra Carbernet Celebrations, we will be opening the 2009 Tally for tasting and purchase. Relax on the deck, enjoy a cheese platter and a glass of wine while you take in the view of the vineyards.


Breakfast & Sparkling Cabernet @ Balnaves

14 October 2017

Breakfast Sparkling Cabernet

Start your day with the Balnaves team in the winery for breakfast and bubbles. Enjoy a glass of Sparkling Cabernet over a hearty breakfast of fresh local produce.
$30 per person, bookings essential.

Please phone Lauren - 08 8737 2946 or email for more details and booking.


New Release Celebrations

14 October 2017

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What better way to celebrate Cabernet Sauvignon but with the release of the 2013 The Tally Reserve Cabernet. Awarded 97 points from James Halliday, this highly anticipated wine will be released and available to taste and purchase from Saturday 14th October 2017 from our Cellar Door or online.


From Barrel to Bottle

21 October - 22 October 2017

barrel to bottle redAs the Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations continue, take a sneak peak of what’s to come. Taste and compare the difference between barrel and bottle with this rare opportunity to taste a barrel sample alongside its current release equivalent.


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.


2018 Coonawarra Vignerons Cup

Thursday 18th January 2018

Coonawara Cup croppedRegarded as a highlight on the country race meeting calendar, the Coonawarra Cup attracts over 3000 visitors to the Penola Racecourse, of which, up to 650 guests will be hosted by members of Coonawarra Vignerons in its lavish marquee and treated to a full day of fun, fabulous food, fund-raising auctions and, of course, fantastic Coonawarra wines. Details


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