2 DAY / 1 NIGHT
COONAWARRA (LIMESTONE COAST) PRIVATE WINE TOUR

Description
You are collected from your accommodation at 8:00am and travel through serene pastoral land in a chauffeur driven vehicle with an experienced wine guide to the heart of premium red wine production in Coonawarra.

You visit Padthaway Estate and taste a selection of local wines. Padthaway is recognised for quality Chardonnay and the exceptional character of the varieties produced. Then onto Naracoorte where you explore the mysteries of the World Heritage Listed Naracoorte Caves and Bool Lagoon, recognised by the United Nations as a Wetlands of International importance. Wool products abound. Lunch will be alfresco or at the outstanding Hermitage restaurant.

After lunch an option may be to stroll down Petticoat Lane in Penola. Penola is the oldest town in the South East and honoured as the workplace of Mary McKillop soon to be declared a Saint.

Alternatively you may resume visiting some of the distinguished wine producers of the Coonawarra region including Wynns Coonawarra Estate, the oldest and most technologically advanced winery and Balnaves of Coonawarra where you meet the Balnaves family. Another notable winery you may visit is the small Italian family run Zema Estate winery famous for their full flavoured wines and Mrs Zema's preserves.

You spend the evening at either the elegant Padthaway Estate Homestead in the heart of the wine country and dine in-house or at Georgie guesthouse and dine at Pipers.

Next morning you meet Brian Lynn, a lecturer of Viticulture at the local college who also has his own winery, called Majella Estate. He has won many prestigious awards for his wines and he will give a brief tour of his vineyards, an introduction to the area and the opportunity to sample some of his wines.

On your return trip there are many options. You may meet other local wine producers such as Penley Estate, Rymill Estate, Leconfield and Bowen Estate or visit the newest classified wine region, Mount Benson, and see vineyard plantings around Robe, a pretty fishing village.

**Instead of returning to Adelaide you may like to take the option of travelling via the Great Ocean Road to Melbourne.

 


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Price

AUD$1,240.00 per person (twin share)
(minimum 2 passengers / maximum 5 passengers)

 
 
Cost Includes
Experienced wine tour guide/driver (8 hours per day), wine and tourism information kit, pre and post-tour assistance, refreshments served en-route including cheese, olives, dried fruit, nuts, tea, fresh coffee, homemade biscuits and gourmet lunch.

 

 

 
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