Coonawarra Events

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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. With a full children's program, there is something for everyone at this unique event  ...... visit http://www.artsfestival.com.au/ [more]
Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations are held each year in the third week (eg in 2012 they commence on Tursday 18th October and end Sunday 21st October) The program includes at least one main event on each day or evening as well as over 30 exciting cellar door events from Friday to Sunday. For details visit www.coonawarra.org [more]
Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival held in May each year
The Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival incorporates the best artists from the region a well as special guest artists. With competitions, performances, exhibitions, workshops, tours and special food & wine, this festival caters for all the Arts and has something to offer young and old. More information can be found at:   http://www.artsfestival.com.au/     [more]
Coonawarra Cup  held on the second Thursday of January each year at the picturesque Penola Race Course
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. [more]
Coonawarra Events
Coonawarra is very event orientated, so travellers and locals alike, have the opportunity to experience the spirit and tradition of wine making in the region. The Coonawarra Vignerons Association plays host to several exciting events throughout the year. The year starts off with a bang at the Coonawarra Vignerons Cup racing meet. It is on the second Thursday of January; so if you are a love [more]
Coonawarra Cellar Dwellers
Take a trip to Coonawarra during the month of July and explore the Cellar Dweller Festival. The Cellar Dwellers festival is a month long wine festival and the only event of its kind where the visitors get the rare chance to taste and buy the back vintages and old treasures,  many of which are hard to find, aged Coonawarra wines. Indeed some of these wines may never be seen on the shelves of s [more]
Coonawarra After Dark
Each year in April, in one of South Australia's most celebrated wine regions,  it is the time of the year when Coonawarra vintage (grape harvest), is celebrated. The Annual Coonawarra After Dark festival involves Coonawarra wineries opening their doors to visitors at the peak of the vintage. It is your chance to take a tour of a working winery and experience the thrills, aromas, excitem [more]