Balnaves of Coonawarra

South Australia | Coonawarra

James' Review

Grapegrower, viticultural consultant and vigneron, Doug Balnaves has over 70ha of high quality estate vineyards. The wines are invariably excellent, often outstanding, notable for their supple mouthfeel, varietal integrity, balance and length; the tannins are always fine and ripe, the oak subtle and perfectly integrated. Coonawarra at its best. Exports to the UK, the US, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong and China.


Balnaves of Coonawarra vineyard was established in 1975, and is situated at the southern end of the Coonawarra Terra Rossa strip. The family has been associated with the district since 1855 with the first wines under our own label being produced in 1990. Our unique cellar door sales building overlooks a tranquil pond, surrounded by vineyards, bird life and over 900 beautiful roses. In summer, borrow a picnic rug, enjoy a board filled with selected cheeses and gourmet seasonal produce and laze on the lawn, sit among our roses or on the deck overlooking the pond. In winter, relax by the fire inside. Children are welcome and we supply toys for inside & out, activity packs and a treat for the well behaved! Wine for sale by the glass and cheese boards available 12 - 4pm, seven days a week.


Winemaker Pete Bissell
Established 1975
Dozen 10 000
Vineyards (area) 74.33
Opening Hours MonFri 9-5, w'ends 12-5
Address 15517 Riddoch Highway, Coonawarra, SA 5263
Telephone / Fax (08) 8737 2946
(08) 8737 2945