Coonawarra Dining and Accommodation
Places to eat and stay in Coonawarra
Heading to South Australia’s dynamic Coonawarra over the summer holidays? Dive into our local insights of where to eat and stay in Coonawarra in this blog compiled by the Redman family with their top suggestions for dining and accommodation.
Where to eat in Coonawarra
Piper’s of Penola
This is a brilliant local Coonawarra restaurant run by Simon & Erika Bowen. It specialises in local produce, crafted into contemporary dishes such as organic pork croque monsieur and roast duckling with hazelnut Brussels sprouts. The wine list is a who’s in the zoo of all the great Coonawarra/Limestone Coast wineries.
58 Riddoch Street, Penola
Fodder & Ottelia
This dynamic space is a casual dining spot in a fellow Coonawarra winery, serving sourdough pizzas and seasonal dishes made with fresh veggies from the estate in a food-to-share vibe. Open for lunches only, Thursday through to Monday, 10am until 4pm.
5 Memorial Drive, Coonawarra
Coonawarra Community Club
Head to the Coonawarra Community Hall on the last Friday of every month for its fun Tea Night. Bring a salad to share and order Steak, Schnitzel or Fish. BYO wine for $5 corkage or ask one of the friendly local volunteers behind the bar for a local drop. The bar is also open every Friday night from 5pm.
Memorial Drive, Coonawarra
Upstairs at Hollick
The first winery restaurant in Coonawarra, Upstairs at Hollick has elevated views through the floor to ceiling glass over the Hollick "Neilson's Block" vineyard and across Coonawarra. It is open Monday to Sunday for lunch and Saturdays for dinner serving modern Australian cuisine with love for local ingredients and produce.
Cnr Riddoch Hwy & Ravenswood Lane, Coonawarra
Royal Oak Penola
Head Chef, Kirby Shearing, focuses on seasonal menus in this original stone corner pub in the heart of Coonawarra. Winner of the 2019 Award of Excellence for Best Restaurant in a Pub for South Australia, by Savour Australia, this is a great option for a relaxed and enjoyable meal with family or friends.
31 Church St, Penola
Where to stay in Coonawarra
Mal and Deb Redman have recently purchased three Coonawarra Bed and Breakfast cottages and are currently sprucing them up. The refurbished cottages will boast original early 20th century character whilst being beautifully updated to accommodate today's travellers. Located in the heart of Coonawarra they provide the most perfect location for a couple's getaway or all booked together for larger groups. They are located opposite local restaurant Fodder and along the Coonawarra Walking Trail.
3-5 Mary Street, Coonawarra
Feel like escaping the city and sleeping in the open air? Do some glamping (that’s glamorous camping!) at Bellwether Campground’s 10 campsites, situated behind the Glen Roy Shearing Shed/Winery/Cellar Door. With 400-year-old red gums as your sleeping partners and a central campfire to keep you warm with a glass of red, you have the World Heritage-listed Naracoorte Caves nearby and the ancient coastlines at the fishing towns of Robe and Beachport not far away either.
Riddoch Hwy, Coonawarra
Punters Vineyard Retreat
This Coonawarra getaway features four architecturally designed bedrooms with panoramic views over the vines, sunny outlooks, wall-to-wall glass and private entrances. It’s the perfect place to stay with a group of friends.
V&A Lane, Coonawarra