South Australia | Coonawarra

James' Review

Koonara is a sister, or, more appropriately, a brother company to Reschke Wines. The latter is run by Burke Reschke, Koonara by his brother Dru. Both are sons of Trevor Reschke, who planted the first vines on the Koonara property in 1988. Peter Douglas, formerly Wynns' chief winemaker before moving overseas for some years, has returned to the district and is consultant winemaker. Since 2013 Koonara have leased and managed the Kongorong Partnership Vineyard in Mount Gambier, which had previously sold its grapes to Koonara. Exports to the US, Canada, Europe, Singapore and China.


Koonara Wines is a boutique winery based in the renowned Coonawarra region. Based in Coonawarra with vineyards in Mt Gambier, Koonara Wines was founded in 1998 by the Reschke family. The name Koonara comes from the name of the Reschke family property, historically a cattle stud and today home to their flagship vineyards; supplying award winning wines internationally and nationally. Koonara Wines is a family business based on quality and brand integrity.


Winemaker Peter Douglas
Established 1988
Dozen 10 000
Vineyards (area) 9
Opening Hours Mon-Thurs 10-5, Fri-Sat 10-6, Sun 10-4
Address 44 Main Street, Penola, SA 5277
Telephone / Fax (08) 8737 3222
(08) 8737 3220