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2019 Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations - Shuttle Bus only $10 per person

2019 Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations - Shuttle Bus only $10 per person

Coonawarra Experiences has partnered with the Coonawarra Vignerons Association to bring you a shuttle bus that will be running on each weekend during Cabernet Celebrations Month in October. Why not leave the car at your accommodation and let us do the driving for you?

2019 Coonawarra Cellar Dwellers - A month of museum wines

2019 Coonawarra Cellar Dwellers - A month of museum wines

During the month of July, Coonawarra comes alive with a celebration of museum wines on offer to all that visit the region. It’s an amazing opportunity to taste and buy back vintage wines and join in with amazing dining experiences as well.

A day in Coonawarra with the team from Kimberly Clark

Earlier this month Coonawarra Experiences were delighted to host some guests from Kimberly Clark who had travelled from across the country to Coonawarra.

Gather Food & Wine at Glen Roy – Bellwether Wines

Gather Food & Wine at Glen Roy – Bellwether Wines

What to do on a very cold, very wet, winters evening in Coonawarra? A fireplace roaring with warm toasty embers and a glass of Cabernet? Maybe get rugged up on the couch and watch a movie?

The answer is hell no! Get yourself and your group of friends and head to Bellwether wines for the Gather Food & Wine at Glen Roy evening of course!

Welcome to Coonawarra Experiences

Hi everyone and welcome to the Coonawarra Experiences blog page. 

We wanted to set up a blog to give you a greater view of the Coonawarra region and what goes on here from week to week. We hope that this will help you decide what kind of Coonawarra experience you'd like to have when you next visit this fantastic area. 

As we mentioned in the about us section Kerry and I have been coming to Coonawarra for around seven years and initially for the Coonawarra Vigernons Cup. A premier country horse race meeting held in January each year that incorporates the greatest array of local wines we'd ever seen. We were blown away with the level of professionalism in setting up the event and the fact that the local vignerons were pretty much running the entire show. You are exceptionally well fed and watered with a huge number of activities that appeal to all comers even if you're not particulary a racing fan. 

 

The finishing post at Penola Racing Club

The finishing post at Penola Racing Club

The best aspect about cup day (apart from the wine and food) is the camaraderie that exists within the marquee. Each vigneron is represented in the venue and it really is a day for the locals and non-locals alike to get together and let their hair down in a really fun environment. 

If you're keen to get involved in next years cup celebrations ensure you sign up for updates via http://coonawarra.org/event/coonawarra-vignerons-cup-2/. Once ticketing information is released be quick as 2017 sold out in record time. 

 

Which bottle will you take back to your table?

Which bottle will you take back to your table?

Moving on from the Cup, Kerry and I continued to come back to Coonawarra many times to experience the various seasons and vintages as well as forming strong relationships with the people here to the point we decided we wanted to make this magical place home. 

We couldn't be happier living where we do now and look forward to promoting the region, people and of course the produce and wines that are quite rightly famous. 

Each week we'll look to keep you updated with what's going on in the area and hopefully provide a window into what is happening in the vineyards during our tours. Every day is different and who knows what you'll get to experience when you join a day tour with Coonawarra Experiences. 

Please visit our tours page to select the type of tour that will suit your needs https://www.coonawarraexperiences.com.au/winery-tours/

The vines lapping up the sun

The vines lapping up the sun