This is the oldest winery in the area and was founded in 1896. Indulge in a cellar door tasting or wine by the glass accompanied by a winetasters platter.They specialise in Reisling, Chardonnay and Shiraz also Carbernet Shiraz Merlot and Carbernet SauvugnonTastings and sales are from 10.00am to 5.00pm daily.more
The Poplars Cellar door , also known as Chardonnay Lodge, is one of the best winery we found. It not only offered wine tasting but also a restaurant, cafe, cheese tasting, tours and a gallery. (pretty good if you ask me because if you drink too much you can stay the night.) So stay, eat,. taste, view and buy.more
You are pretty limited in what you can do in Coonawarra -- eat and drink. Sip wines at the cellar doors, eat at beautiful restaurants and enjoy the scenery and views.There are sooo many cellar doors along the road, that I am only going to mention a few, and they are ones that I either love the wine, love the service or love the surrounds. Balnaves...more
This is a rather grand and expensive looking winery, a little out of the way if anything. But it is worth the extra bit of driving. It is set back off the road amongst the wines, a double story building with viewing platforms. Also boasting a statue of 'rampant stallions' which reportedly cost $260 000. But the best bit is their wines. Very good...more
This is a converted winery shed that has been given a new lease on life. Inside the old Mildara/Jamiesons Run winery you will find an upmarket, well set out restaurant/cafe, wine tasting, cheese tasting, local produce market and roaring log fire. Also internet access. They have a pie of the week and they are always really hearty and fabulous with...more
This is a great restaurant at an existing winery, that has been spruced up and it is great!! As the name suggests, you are upstairs with a great balcony and super views over the vineyards. I have had the chefs special pizza twixe and both times superb! There is only one chicken dish at lunch, mostly meat and seafood. At tea you don't get the...more
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If all in your party are wine buffs, then you will be stuck working out who is going to drive. I would suggest a mini bus. I found this company on line, I have however never used them so cannot personally recommend them. Just a suggestions.
Penola - Coonawarra Tour Service
When you are cruising around tasting all the wines the region has to have on offer, there are a couple of traffic related warnings. Firstly, dont drink and drive. Get someone to drive you around. Better yet, hire a mini bus and get them to drive you and your group around.
The second is, if you are driving, when you pull out onto the main road, be aware it is a 100km hour zone of a major road. Dont dawdel!