Koonowla is an historic Clare Valley property situated just east of Auburn. It was first planted with vines in the 1890s and by the early 1900s was producing around a quarter of a million litres of wine annually. A disastrous fire in 1926 destroyed the winery and wine stocks, and the property converted to grain and wool production. Replanting of vines began in ’85 and accelerated in the early ’90s. Purchased by the George family in September 2019 – led by Nick George and his son Alex – wines are now made at Tapanappa by Con Moshos. Exports to the UK, Scandinavia, Vietnam, Malaysia, China and NZ.