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 is a small family owned wine company in the heart of the famous Coonawarra Terra Rossa strip and we are very proud of the wines we produce. The awards we win are testament to our commitment to quality and never ending quest to produce the best wines. The family has been associated with the district since 1855 with the first wines under our own label being produced in 1990.


Cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, chardonnay, merlot.

Cellar Door


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 picnic box 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 boxes available 12pm - 4pm, seven days a week.


Monday to Friday 9am - 4:30pm
Weekends and public holidays 11:30am - 4:30pm

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details



We offer a Picnic Cheese Box. This includes three varieties of cheese, biscuits, dried fruit and paste


Picnic Cheese Box


Cheese boxes available 12pm - 4pm, 7 days a week

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

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Winemaker Pete Bissell
Established 1975
Dozens 10 000
Vineyards (area) 74.33 ha
Opening Hours Mon–Fri 9-5, w'ends 12-5
Address 15517 Riddoch Highway, Coonawarra, SA 5263
Telephone (08) 8737 2946