On Coonawarra’s doorstep
Over 20 cellar doors serving sumptuous red and white wines from the famous rust-coloured Terra Rossa soil, limestone and pure underground water. A long ripening season combined with the talent and passion of the vignerons and winemakers results in internationally recognised wines with cellaring potential of up to 60 years.
In historic Penola
Penola is the oldest town in the Limestone Coast, with many historical connections including Australia’s only Saint, Mary McKillop; Father Julian Tenison Woods, Adam Lindsay Gordon, John Shaw Neilson & Will Ogilvie. We are located just 40km south of Naracoorte Caves, one of the worlds most important fossil sites.
Penola’s longest standing fine dining restaurant housed in a former Presbyterian church offers French-inspired menu and a wine list that includes local and international wines. We love their cheese selection. Over the years, Pipers has won many awards for both service and food. The menu features some of chef Simon Bowen’s own smoked produce.
08 8737 3999 Open Wednesday to Saturday from 6 pm. Breakfast on Sunday
Upstairs at Hollick and Cafe in the Vines
Its vineyard setting shows off this restaurant with gorgeous views at sunset. The menu includes local produce such as local lamb, walnuts and herbs, and their own orchard fruit, and is matched to Hollick wines. Upstairs from the cellar door at Hollick, overlooking their barrel store. Cafe in the Vines offers superb coffee and lunches. Delivery is available.
08 8737 2752 Open Friday & Saturday nights for dinner, lunch from Wednesday to Sunday
Fodder is one of our favourite lunch options in the Coonawarra, with a wood-fired pizza oven and a wonderful menu full of their own garden produce. Try the Gnocchi with burnt sage butter, or one of their gourmet pizzas – no pineapple here!
The wine list is their own label wines – Otellia
08 8736 3170 Open Thursday to Monday 10.30am to 3.30pm
If you want a behind-the-scenes, meet-the-winemaker kind of Coonawarra experience, book with Kerry and Simon for your completely customised wine tour with a difference. You can include lunch at one of the regions iconic restaurants. Must@Coonawarra will work with you to package a wine tour for our guests
Simon 0404 092 611 or Kerry 0405 733 477