Restaurant and Wine Tour Recommendations

We’ve sampled their menu offerings; here’s what we think:

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Pipers of Penola

Penola’s longest standing fine dining restaurant housed in a former Presbyterian church offers French-inspired menu and a wine list that includes local and international wines. We love their cheese selection. Over the years, Pipers has won many awards for both service and food.

The menu features some of chef Simon Bowen’s own smoked produce.

08 8737 3999

Open Tuesday to Saturday from 6 pm



Upstairs at Hollick

Its vineyard setting shows off this restaurant with gorgeous views at sunset. The menu includes local produce such as local lamb, walnuts and herbs, and their own orchard fruit, and is matched to Hollick wines.

Upstairs from the cellar door at Hollick, overlooking their barrel store

08 8737 2752

Open Saturday nights only for dinner, and lunch from Wednesday to Sunday

Eat | Fodder | Drink | Ottelia

Fodder is one of our favourite lunch options in the Coonawarra, with a wood-fired pizza oven and a wonderful menu full of their own garden produce. Try the Gnocchi with burnt sage butter, or one of their gourmet pizzas – no pineapple here!

The wine list is their own label wines – Otellia

08 8736 3170

Open Thursday to Monday 10.30am to 3.30pm

Coonawarra Experiences

If you want a behind-the-scenes, meet-the-winemaker kind of Coonawarra experience, book with Kerry and Simon for your completely customized wine tour with a difference. You can include lunch at one of the regions iconic restaurants. Must@Coonawarra will work with you to package a wine tour for our guests


0404 092 611


0405 733 477