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Penola Wine District, SA

The Penola Wine District includes wineries near the township of Penola in the southern end of the in the Coonawarra Wine Region. Penola is located about 390 km south east of Adelaide, in the heart of one the famed Coonawarra , that is renowned for the quality of its red wines. The town is also famous as the home of Mary MacKillop (St Mary of the Cross), who was the the first Australian to gain Roman Catholic sainthood. The Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival has gained a wonderful reputation as one of the best regional arts festivals in South Australia. It celebrates the arts and literary heritage of Penola and showcases a range of magnificent Coonawarra wines, as well as the premium regional food products, including local seafood. There is a wonderful range of entertainment events, workshops and performances. `Pipers of Penola` is an up market and contemporary Restaurant and Conference Venue located at the gateway of Coonawarra. Pipers offers an à la carte restaurant menu, that has won many awards, with an emphasis on regional produce. Chef Simon and Erika Bowen invite you to enjoy yourself at 'Pipers of Penola'.

The Coonawarra Wine Region includes four districts : Glenroy ; Coonawarra Central ; Coonawarra South ; Penola

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Balnaves of Coonawarra, SA  15517 Riddoch Hwy, Coonawarra SA 5263
The Balnaves Vineyard is situated at the southern end of the famous Coonawarra Terra Rossa strip. The land has been in the family for 3 generations and the vineyard planted in 1975. The predominant variety planted is Cabernet Sauvignon, but other varieties include Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Chardonnay. The first wines were produced under the Balnaves label in 1990, and the range of wines n...

Banks Thargo Wines, SA  207 Racecourse Road, Penola SA 5277
Banks Thargo Wines is located on the South Eastern side of Coonawarra. Established in 1989, the vineyard, which surrounds the picturesque Penola Racecourse, has plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Merlot.A small family owned vineyard in Coonawarra, Jonathon and Heather Kidman have a very "hands on" approach in growing and producing their wines.

Hollick Estates, SA  11 Racecourse Road, Penola SA 5277
Hollick Wines is a small, independent, family-owned winery, located on one of the original John Riddoch Coonawarra selections. The first commercial wine under the Hollick label - a Cabernet Sauvignon - was released in 1983. Successful vintages followed, with wines across the Hollick range winning numerous trophies and medals at National Wine Shows. Established in 1983, Hollick is a boutique winery located on the famed terra rossa soils of Coonawarra, in the Limestone Coast Wine Zone of South Australia. Driven by quality and a hands-on approach, all Hollick Estates wines are crafted from premium estate-grown fruit.

Lawrence Victor, SA  Arthur St. Penola, opposite the Tourist Bureau, Penola SA 5263
L. V. Dohnt and Co Pty Ltd, was established in 1932 by Lawrence Victor Dohnt. Its primary role is as a logging contractor. L.V. Dohnt and Co has remained a family owned business currently under the Directorship of Mr Phillip Dohnt - grandson of the founder. Even though the company is a family owned business we operate under the principles of a public company and under the guidance and direction of...

Peter Thompson Wines, SA  70 Church Street, Penola SA, Australia
Peter Thompson has been involved in Viticulture since 1971, actively involved in the establishment and maintenance of vineyards from Margaret River W.A. to King Valley Vic. and everywhere in between. Settling at Coonawarra with the first purchase of the “Home Block” has been followed by 3 other vineyards, “Grandma’s”, “Chapel “and “Julia Hill”. Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot was first made in 2010. The vineyard weathers one of the coldest mainland climates but then has the loving sea breezes during summer. The vines survive being planted in a hard bank of flint (Silex) rock.Peter Thompson Wines Cellar door is conveniently situated in the main street of Penola.

St Marys Wines, SA  V and A Lane, Penola SA 5277
St Mary`s winery is situated 16 kilometres west of the township of Penola in the Limestone Coast zone in the South East of South Australia. St Mary`s Vineyard is established on part of a grazing property that was purchased by the Mulligan family in 1937. The vines are planted on an elevated area of Terra Rossa soil over Limestone. The soils are generally very stony. Some of the more austere parts ...

The Blok, SA  Riddoch Highway, Coonawarra SA 5263
The Blok Estate situated in the heart of the Coonawarra Wine Region, boasts a new and exciting range of Varietal Wines. Surrounded by newly landscaped gardens, which include a delightful display of Roses, the charming old stone home with high ceilings and a welcoming wood fire, all add to the peaceful ambience and create the perfect atmosphere to enjoy the premium wines presented by owners Di and ...