Zema Estate

South Australia | Coonawarra

James' Review

Zema is one of the last outposts of hand-pruning in Coonawarra; members of the Zema family tend the vineyard set in the heart of Coonawarra's terra rossa soil. Winemaking practices are straightforward; if ever there was an example of great wines being made in the vineyard, this is it. Exports to Hong Kong, Singapore, China and NZ.


Zema Estate is a true Coonawarra family winery, forged in Australia but based on the undeniable passions and traditions of its Italian heritage. Over four decades it has developed a reputation for producing premium quality Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, with a consistency that defies vintage and seasonal fluctuations. It has achieved this through attention to detail – hand pruning, careful fruit selection, meticulous viticulture, passionate winemaking, diligent bottle ageing and a deep respect for the place and provenance of Coonawarra. Zema is proudly independent, deriving its meaning and inspiration from the sense of trust, security and dependability that comes from family and the feeling that everything it does has been influenced by a rich legacy of stories and culture.


Cabernet sauvignon and shiraz.

Cellar Door


The Cellar Door overlooks the Zema vineyard and offers a friendly and authentic experience. Visitors are invited to call in for a complimentary tasting of Zema Estate's current release wines and browse a large selection of gourmet food and gifts, including Mrs Zema's homemade chilli paste and olive oil.


9am - 5pm Monday to Friday, 10am - 4pm Weekends & Public Holidays.

Details are correct at time of writing

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Sales of Mrs Zema's home grown produce. NO restaurant or food service though

Details are correct at time of writing

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Winemaker Joe Cory
Established 1982
Dozens 15 000
Vineyards (area) 61 ha
Opening Hours Mon-Fri 9-5, w'ends & public hols 10-4
Address 14944 Riddoch Highway, Coonawarra, SA 5263
Telephone (08) 8736 3219
Website www.zema.com.au