Koonara Wines, Loaves and Fishes



Koonara Wines is based in the Coonawarra Region in South Australia. You can come and taste our wines at our Cellar door in Penola.
Koonara Wines started as a family winery in Coonawarra region and has now expanded its range. Firstly to Apollo Bay with a lovely gift shop and cellar door on the main street with the Bay of Apostles. Most recently expanded to Mt Gambier region selling the new Tempting wines through their gift shop and cellar door Loaves and Fishes based at the lovely beach side town of Robe, SA.

The name Koonara comes from the name of our family's property.

1906, Henry Albert and Alice Jane Reschke (Pictured here with son Reg Reschke) came to Coonawarra to build a life for their family. Nearly 100 years on, our family still live in Coonawarra. The Cattle stud on the property is still here, but the vineyards and wine have been our focused passion for the last 16 years.

Every year since 1991, 30 Cases of Koonara has been made for family and friends. Finally in 1999, we decided to make our wine available for the public, so we made a very limited number of cases, held back to give our wines a chance to mature in the bottle.
Our vineyards are naturally kept at an average of just over 2 tonnes an acre (no bunch selection or thinning). We believe quality is paramount in creating a wine which is not only good, but consistent each year.

Explore the daytrips:

The Limestone Coast Directory: