Coonawarra (see map here) lies roughly halfway between Melbourne and Adelaide – and around 40km north of Mount Gambier, which is serviced by an airport. Due to its relative isolation, Coonawarra is not as crowded as many famous Australian wine regions, so those who make the journey are rewarded with highly personalised service. Coonawarra is a fantastic way to begin or end a tour of Victoria’s Great Ocean Road and is not far from the famous seaside village of Robe, South Australia.
Our local village of Penola is famous for its historic walks and Saint Mary McKillop museum, a tribute to Australia’s first saint, who worked in the Coonawarra region and was canonised in 2010.
Penola also boasts one of South Australia’s most awarded regional restaurants Pipers of Penola, exclusive accommodation at Musts of Coonawarra and great motel style accommodation at Alexander Cameron.
To find out about more about Coonawarra wineries, accommodation and attractions, we recommend these links.