|Calendar of Events|
Coonawarra Vignerons Cup
The Penola Racecourse is the stunning backdrop for South Australia's "best country race meeting", a day not to be missed! With over 3,000 visitors each year, come and experience a fun-filled day with fabulous local food, fine wine, fashion and friends.
Coonawarra After Dark Weekend
Experience 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.
Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival
Celebrate our region's rich history and artistic talents over ten days with working artists, performances, exhibitions, workshops, walking tours, fabulous food and fine wine. With a full children's program, there is something for everyone at this unique event. www.artsfestival.com.au
Coonawarra Cellar Dwellers
The Coonawarra Vignerons dig out some treasures from their cellars to offer visitors a rare opportunity to taste and buy aged wine during the month of July. This will be the ninth consecutive year that Coonawarra Cellar Dwellers is being held in a move by the Vignerons to attract visitors to the region at this traditionally slow time of the year.
Coonawarra wines are well known for their aging ability and Cellar Dwellers provides our region with an opportunity to showcase wines that are otherwise not available for tasting. This event is attracting growing interest particularly from people looking for the opportunity to try something a bit different. It is a wonderful way to spend a couple of days escaping from the hustle and bustle to taste, discuss, learn and importantly relax.
Coonawarra Wine Tasting Roadshow
The famous Coonawarra wineries under the banner of the Coonawarra Vignerons Association, pack their bags to showcase their wares at this very popular and celebrated event. With over 100 wines to enjoy from individual Coonawarra wineries, you will have the opportunity to taste the wines and meet the winemakers and owners behind these famous Coonawarra brands, in your own city!
Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations Weekend
The highlight of the Coonawarra calendar, this weekend celebrates all that is Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon with an array of special events, including a Masterclass, Tutorial and Retrospective Barrel Series Tasting. With many of Coonawarra's wineries also staging their own fantastic events, this is a weekend not to be missed!
A busy calendar of festivals, events and wine tastings create a colourful scene throughout the year in Coonawarra. See Upcoming Events for dates and more details. It is recommended that you book your accommodation as early as possible if you are attending a Coonawarra event as places are often limited.
For further advice and information on accommodation, please call the Penola Coonawarra Visitor Information Centre on 08 8737 2855.