Koonowla is one of the Clare Valley’s most delightful settings, a pioneering property steeped in drama-filled history, with inspiring stone buildings and lush gardens surrounded by gently rolling hillside vineyards. Koonowla also is home to our highly prized Clare region wines.
Cellar Door Opening hours:
Friday – Sunday: 10am – 4.30pm.
A pioneering estate with vines first planted in 1896, the lovingly restored property just five kilometers east of Auburn lives and breathes the region’s winemaking traditions, embracing a new generation of custodianship under the watchful eye of Nick George.
Deeply respectful of Koonowla’s extraordinary history, the George family have worked tirelessly to restore the original landmark buildings, rehabilitate the delightful grounds and reawaken the heritage-rich gravity winery as well as the surrounding vineyards.
As Nick and son Alex proceed to write the next chapter in the property’s rich history, they wish to showcase the estate not just as a centre for great wine but as a welcoming venue for special occasions.
Today, Koonowla is one of the valleys most picturesque cellar doors, whether you are looking for a tailored wine tasting or a stunning spot to spend the aſternoon relaxing, Koonowla is the place for you! Boasting beautiful expansive lawns, perfect for picnics and enjoying the outdoors.
The Koonowla wines remain representative of their individual varietals while expressing youthful, bright and distinctive characteristics and showcasing the expected vibrancy of new world fruit, impeccably balanced with old world finesse. The Koonowla range is playful and fruit forward. The wines are versatile in their food pairings, making them perfect for every occasion.