Our Story

A pioneering estate with vines first planted in 1896, the lovingly restored property just five kilometres 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 the George family 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 Reverence 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. This range is playful and fruit forward. The wines are versatile in their food pairings, making them perfect for every occasion.

Building on the success of their Reverence range, Koonowla’s reserve releases highlight with pinpoint focus the distinctive qualities of each vineyard – from the premium Single Vineyard range, to the distinguished Signature range — from the indomitable Bass Hill Vineyard.

Best Selling Wines

  • 2023 Koonowla Riesling
  • 2023 Koonowla Pinot Gris
  • 2022 Koonowla Rosé
  • 2020 Koonowla Primitivo
  • 2020 Koonowla Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2020 Koonowla Shiraz
  • 2020 Koonowla Single Vineyard Malbec
  • 2020 Koonowla Single Vineyard Shiraz
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Stay at Koonowla

The Koonowla Homestead is your new luxury accommodation in the world renowned wine region, the Clare Valley. One of the most iconic and historic properties of the Valley and having been recently re-styled it’s the perfect countryside retreat or weekend getaway for up to 12 guests. Please feel free to get in touch with our team for any enquiries or use the button below to book using Airbnb.