Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival | South Australia

Penola & Coonawarra

Penola and Coonawarra are located in the Limestone Coast, in the south-east corner of South Australia. Halfway between the capital cities of Adelaide and Melbourne the district is a great place to spend some time enjoying the best things in life (and one of Australia’s best regional festival’s).

We love living here and enjoy sharing our great way of life with visitors from around the state, country and globe!

Penola

Cultural and Artistic Heritage, Well Blended
The Limestone Coast’s oldest town has a strong reputation as the centre of culture in the region. Home to just 1,500 residents the town is a fantastic mix of the old and the new. The main street features art galleries, a cellar door, two hotels and cafes. Famous names that have called the town home include John Shaw Neilson, Adam Lindsay Gordon, Will Ogilvie, Blessed Mary MacKillop and Father Julian Tension Woods. The town lives and breathes all things cultural during the Festival weekend.

For more information on Penola, check out penola.org

Coonawarra

Coonawarra is considered one of the best Cabernet wine region’s of the world and is home to over 19 Cellar Doors. During the Festival the Cellar Doors play a most important role, they become home to many different performances, exhibitions and workshops. What’s more you can indulge in our fine Coonawarra red wine at the same time!

To find out more about Coonawarra wineries, or get a list of other Cellar Door Events check out coonawarra.org

Tourist Information

Wattle Range Council website wattlerange.sa.gov.au
Information on visiting the Limestone Coast southaustralia.com/limestone-coast
Information on visiting South Australia southaustralia.com

Above photo courtesy of Dru Reschke of Koonara 

Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival | South Australia

Historic Petticoat Lane is in the oldest residential street of Penola. Now a State listed heritage area, it’s one of the original attractions built many years before the vineyards were planted in Coonawarra.

The Penola National Trust has restored all cottages with some being heritage listed. The lane’s character is enhanced by red gum kerbing, rose plantings, a herb garden and a lavender farm featuring 60 varieties of lavender.

Photo courtesy of Penola Business Association 

Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival | South Australia

Bowen Estate, Coonawarra. Coonawarra is considered one of the best Cabernet wine region’s of the world and is home to over 19 Cellar Doors. During the Festival the Coonawarra winery Cellar Doors are home to many different performances, exhibitions and workshops.

Photo courtesy of The Coonawarra Grape and Wine Incorporated

Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival | South Australia

The famous Coonawarra railway siding.

Photo courtesy of The Coonawarra Grape and Wine Incorporated