|Calendar of Events|
1-31 October 2016
We 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.
18 November 2016
Join 19 Coonawarra wineries on Leigh Street in Adelaide's West End for a knock-off drink on Friday, November 18, from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. Purchase wine by the glass, and grab a takeaway bottle for dinner out and make a night of it. More details on our Facebook Event.
Thursday 12 January 2017
Coonawarra Vignerons Cup
Regarded 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 Grape and Wine Incorporated in its lavish marquee and treated to a full day of fun, fabulous food, fund-raising auctions and, of course, fantastic Coonawarra wines.
7-8 April 2017
Coonawarra After Dark Weekend
Experience all the thrills, excitement and the lights of vintage as four Coonawarra wineries open their doors to visitors at the peak of the grape harvest (vintage). Join in the annual grape stomp, enjoy the region’s best homemade pizzas, or feast on a fabulous Greek grill, and dance the night away. It’s all great fun.
18 May – 21 May 2017
Celebrate our region's rich history and artistic talents over four days with working artists, performances, exhibitions, workshops, walking tours, fabulous food and fine wine. The Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival is one of regional Australia's leading arts festivals and it celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2016. For more details visit www.artsfestival.com.au
1 – 31 July 2017
Coonawarra Cellar Dwellers
Coonawarra 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, swing to some hot jazz sounds before warming up with a glass of Coonawarra aged wine and a crackling open fireplace.
Coonawarra Wine Tasting Roadshow
From 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. Click for program information
A busy calendar of festivals, events and wine tastings create a colourful scene throughout the year in Coonawarra. It is recommended that you book your accommodation as early as possible if you are attending a Coonawarra event as places are often limited.
To keep up-to-date on what’s happening visit www.coonawarra.org for new postings.