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Balnaves of Coonawarra

15517 Riddoch Hwy, Coonawarra, South Australia 5277, Australia
+61 8 8737 2946
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Picnic lunch

We arrived in the afternoon from Adelaide and were looking for a snack as we started our tasting... read more

Reviewed today
AdelaideBabette
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Adelaide
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Relaxing wine by the lake

Lovely wine, excellent cheese platter and a great afternoon spent relaxing by the lake. A gorgeous... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
Meerkatski84
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Adelaide
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Our unique cellar door sales building overlooks a tranquil pond full of bird life, surrounded by vineyards and over 900 beautiful rose bushes. Our Cellar door experience has much to offer. Taste the range of our award-winning wines with our friendly, knowledgeable staff. Look out over the pond while the birds swim and the cows graze among the vineyards. The decking is a perfect place to relax, enjoy a cheese platter & glass of wine and take in the tranquil atmosphere of the Balnaves property. Our award winning wines are available by the glass for $5.00 and we encourage you to use our lawns to enjoy a picnic lunch. Children are welcome at Balnaves. With a large lawn area and picnic facilities, it is an ideal place to stop for a break. We even supply toys for inside & out, activity packs and even a little treat for the well behaved!
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15517 Riddoch Hwy, Coonawarra, South Australia 5277, Australia
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Reviewed today via mobile

We arrived in the afternoon from Adelaide and were looking for a snack as we started our tasting. They had a fabulous cheese platter in a picnic box. Generous quality cheeses(King Island Blue, cheddar and soft cheese) with bamboo plates, quince paste and biscuits. Wines...More

Thank AdelaideBabette
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely wine, excellent cheese platter and a great afternoon spent relaxing by the lake. A gorgeous family owned winery.

Thank Meerkatski84
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

We spent two nights in Penola and visited quite a few cellar doors but we thought that this was the most impressive. Not sufficiently expert with the 'grape juice' to comment how good the wine was vis-a vis others but lovely view and setting at...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Friendly and informative staff presented great wines. We especially enjoyed the Chardonnay and can sav. Bought a few and enjoyed immensely. Lovely cellar door with deck overlooking a pond with plenty of ducks. Great spot for lunch next visit.

Thank chris f
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

I recently visited on a Saturday afternoon with a group of friends, what a beautiful place! Well groomed grounds with gorgeous scenery. We sat on comfy bean bags on the lawn with delicious cheese platters and I had the shiraz and the red blend wines,...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped off for a glass of wine with a cheese platter. very pleasant sitting out on the balcony overlooking a dam. peaceful. Only tried the ‘rose’ which was fine. The cheese platter ($35.00 for 2 people) was quite filling which included 3 cheeses, dried fruit,...More

Thank toc164
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely, relaxing afternoon on the lawn enjoying amazing Balnaves wines and cheese platter while the kids played with outdoor toys. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. There is comfortable outdoor chairs and picnic rugs - we loved this place.

Thank Kate H
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

great wines! Loved the chardonnay and the big reds. Nice cellar door with view of pond will be back again.

Thank bretthobson1
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

A top spot for a picnic in the heart of Coonawarra. They have a deck next to the cellar door where you can enjoy their cheese platters but they also have a great expanse of shady lawns next to the lake with a few picnic...More

Thank Firstfleet
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

Excellent, gracious cellar door with platters available, as well. Family friendly setting, delicious wines, good value.

Thank josanpu
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