Koonara Summer Club
Mt Gambier Gold Cup
Friday 1 December 2017

We’re doing
things differently
in our vineyards

The Velvet
has arrived





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    Koonara Wines Coonawarra Emily May Rose Pinot Noir

    Emily May, Rosé Pinot Noir, Mount Gambier 2017

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    Koonara is the name of our property in Coonawarra which has been in our family for over 100 years, and where my Gran - Emiline May Reschke - lived until she was 99. Accomplished dressmaker and designer, teacher, bridge and scrabble guru, and professional floral artist. Here’s to you Gran. A delicate but complex wine, with hints of Turkish delight and maraschino cherry and raspberry notes. – Trophy for Best Rose at the Sydney Royal Wine Show 2017 – Trophy for The Stewards Annual Prize at the Sydney Royal Wine Show 2017 – Gold Sydney Royal Wine Show 2017 KPMG – Gold Melbourne International Wine Competition 2017 – Gold International Cool Climate Wine Show 2017 – Class 23 Download tasting notes PDF
  • Koonara Wines Coonawarra Wanderlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
    Koonara Wines Coonawarra Wanderlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

    Wanderlust, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra 2014

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    We love the people who make the journey to come and visit our cellar door in Coonawarra; they have Wanderlust. They are the daring explorer, the lover of life with tales of adventures and experiences from their many trips. This wine’s for you, intrepid travellers... Decanting this wine for an hour will allow you to see the true depth of flavour, but also show you that this wine is almost unique at this price - in that it will get better over 10 years. No residual sugar, below organic levels of sulphur, and organically grown. The dense fruit and the soft tannins with allow this wine to age well until 2030. Download tasting notes PDF
  • Koonara Wine, Coonawarra, Mount Gambier - Cool Climate wines, Chardonnay
    Koonara Wines Coonawarra Penola Cape Banks Chardonnay Mount Gambier

    Cape Banks, Chardonnay, Mount Gambier 2016

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    Est. 1883, the Cape Banks Lighthouse is a significant orange monument 30 mins drive from our vineyards in Mount Gambier. Cool growing conditions, rocky mineraly soils, and low-yielding vines have helped create a complex wine - indeed a beacon of a Chardonnay. 2016 is, in our opinion, our best vintage yet. Organically grown grapes are starting to show the beautiful fruit spectrum of cool climate fruit. 50% new French oak Hogshead barrels for 9 months, going through malo-latic (2nd ferment) changing the malo acids into lactic acid, the same as in milk and butter, giving it a creamy mouth feel. 50% select yeast ferment - single ferment only keeping the crisp lime, pink lady apple and mineral notes. This is ‘left on lees’ (the dead yeast after ferment) and is stirred to increase flavours and complexity. Download tasting notes PDF
  • koonara wine rouge vintner sparkling champagne glass gift box

    Rouge Vintner Sparkling Glass Gift Box (set of 4 glasses)

    The Rouge Vintner glassware range is for the wine obsessed. Designed by our very own Dru Reschke, after 20 years in the wine industry he wanted to create a glass that was not only beautiful but practical. Each glass has been coated with potassium salt which typically gives the glass 5 times the strength of a normal glass - this makes them suitable for use in domestic and commercial dishwashers. The rim has been cold cut and polished, this allows each glass to not only be fine and lightweight but also very strong and durable. Each gift box contains 4 glasses and makes an excellent wedding, engagement or Christmas present.

    Dru's checklist:

    "Why has it been so hard to find the perfect champagne glass? I just wanted one that I can fill in one pour without the bubbles overflowing. One that is wide enough to give off better aromas. One that has a shorter bottom to reach for polishing. And one that is strong, yet still has a fine edge. When I couldn’t find that glass, I designed it myself."

    Sparkling glass features:

    • Designed to prevent bubbles overflowing when pouring
    • Patented 15oz/150ml curve
    • 5 x stronger than normal glass
    • Designed for maximum sparkling aroma
    • Easy to reach bottom for polishing
    • A fine, cold-cut rim


You’ve probably heard that we’ve landed two Mount Gambier Gold Cups this year, and we’re excited to announce we’ll host a marquee at the twilight event on December 1.

Tickets are now on sale!


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    Koonara Wines Coonawarra Penola Hamilton Pop-up Bar

    Hamilton Food & Wine Night Markets – Friday 17 November 2017

    Join us for a relaxed night under the stars. There will be live entertainment from musicians, with a DJ set to follow. We’ll be joined by…

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110 years in Coonawarra

The Reschke family has been in Coonawarra since 1906, so we are almost locals …

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Organic Viticulture

We are practising organic viticulture in our vineyards.

None of the bad stuff

Low levels of sulphur in all our wines, no oak substitutes and no residual sugar* in our wines.

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Great Dirt

Our red vines are grown on famous terra rossa soil in Coonawarra, and our whites and Pinot Noir are grown in Mt Gambier the coolest region in mainland Australia.