Balnaves of Coonawarra

South Australia | Coonawarra

Our Review

Grapegrower, viticultural consultant and vigneron, Doug Balnaves, and wife Annette, started in the wine industry in the early ’70s. In ’90 they were joined by daughter Kirsty and son Pete in what remains a family-run business. Jacinta Jenkins assumed the mantle of winemaker following Pete Bissell’s retirement in ’20 – who remains on a casual consulting basis. The wines are invariably excellent, often outstanding. Coonawarra at its best. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Cabernet sauvignon

Cellar Door


Enjoy a wine tasting at Balnaves of Coonawarra; $5 per person payable on the day with proceeds donated to a local charity. To ensure we able to give you the best possible tasting experience, please contact the Wine Room on (08) 8737 2946 for groups larger than six.
Bookings are also appreciated during peak times


Mon–Fri 9–5, w'ends 11.30–4.30

Details are correct at time of writing

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We offer a cheese picnic boxes. This includes two different cheeses, cured meats, olives, crackers, quince paste and local dried fruits.


Picnic cheese box


7 days 12–4

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

Vic, SA, Tasmania: CellarHand
NSW, Qld, ACT: Enoteca

International Sales Information

Kirsty Balnaves
Exports to the UK, the US, Canada, Indonesia and South Korea.


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Winemaker Jacinta Jenkins
Viticulturalist Pete Balnaves
Region Coonawarra
Address 15517 Riddoch Highway, Coonawarra, SA 5263
Established 1975
Dozens 10 000
Vineyards (area) 74.33 ha
Opening Hours Mon–Fri 9–5, w'ends 11.30–4.30
Telephone (08) 8737 2946