* The City Lane was gifted a mixed pack of wines from Coonawarra Vignerons
ADELAIDE | Coonawarra is one of Australia’s top wine regions. It’s winemakers produce a diverse range of varieties and styles, ranging from crisp to complex whites and medium-bodied to robust reds. The region is particularly known for its world class red wines, especially Cabernet Sauvignon.
The cigar-shaped strip of ‘terra rossa’ is finite, only 12km long and 2km wide, and is all but taken up by vineyards. More than 24 Coonawarra wineries have cellar door sales outlets, mostly open seven days a week, but until recently, you haven’t been able to purchase their wines direct online.
Many of the region’s wineries are small, family run operations, that have been hard hit by the 2020 double punch of bushfires and COVID-19 lockdowns. A grant that was recently made available to these wine producers, collectively working together as “Coonawarra Vignerons” which has enabled them to sell their wines Australia-wide, direct to the public online.
Along with the core wines that these wineries produce, the Coonawarra Vignerons site offers exclusive cases which are available only at the site, representing the best of the region. You can find the online store here.