Our unique Wine Room overlooks a tranquil pond full of bird life, surrounded by vineyards and over 900 beautiful rose bushes. Our Wine Room experience has much to offer with its unique glass floor showcasing the famous Coonawarra Terra Rossa soil profile. Taste the range of our award-winning wines with our friendly, knowledgeable staff. Look out over the pond while the birds swim and the cows graze among the vineyards.
Visit our cellar door and enjoy a Picnic Cheese Box with selected cheeses and gourmet seasonal produce, also available to take-away. Laze on the lawn, relax on one of the decks overlooking the pond, under the gum trees or sit among our roses. Wine for sale by the glass, Picnic Cheese Boxes available 12-4pm and are also available to take away, 7 days a week.
Catering For Kids
Children are welcome at Balnaves. With a large lawn area with outdoor toys and Kids Snack Packs available, it is an ideal place to stop for a break.
We’d love to see you in Coonawarra, so if you have any questions about how to get here or where to stay, please don’t hesitate to contact us
Can I bring my own picnic?
We do not allow BYO food or alcoholic drinks. We are limited in terms of seating and thus all our seating around our Wine Room and on the lawned area is reserved for the consumption of our own wine and Cheese Picnic Boxes.
Do I need to book before coming?
Our cellar door space is relatively small, and thus we encourage people to book, particularly during peak periods. We are generally able to accommodate smaller parties of 1-2 people, however, in order to ensure that we are able to give you the best tasting experience, we do still encourage visitors to book. When booking, please advise us of the total number of people in the group, including children and non-tasters. This is to ensure that we are able to accommodate everyone, for example in the event of poor weather. For groups of 6 or more people, it is essential to book in order to ensure that we are able to comfortably accommodate your group.
Do you do weddings?
We do not have the facilities to cater for weddings or other large functions, however, there are many other wineries in Coonawarra that may be able to assist. We are happy to suggest other venues.
Is there food available?
We offer our Picnic Boxes for $40, which are available until 4pm. They contain a selection of cheeses, cured meats, olives, dried fruit, almonds, crackers and nougat. We also offer kids snack bags for $5. These contain a kids activity pack, some potato chips, fruit box and a chocolate frog.
Are you dog friendly?
Absolutely! All areas outside our wine room are dog friendly, including our deckings. We do ask however, that your dog remains on a leash at all times.