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Katnook Estate

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Address: Riddoch Highway | Just south of V & A lane intersection, Coonawarra, South Australia 5263, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 8 8737 0300
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Katnook Estate is one of the premier wineries in Australia's finest red...

Katnook Estate is one of the premier wineries in Australia's finest red wine district, Coonawarra. For nearly 30 years, Katnook Estate’s senior winemaker, Wayne Stehbens has crafted the iconic Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon and Prodigy Shiraz, the prestigious Katnook Estate wines as well as the fruit forward Katnook Founder’s Block range. Katnook has twice won Australia's most prestigious wine trophy, the Jimmy Watson - and has three wines listed in the Langton's Classification of Australian wine.

The renovated historic Cellar Door is open daily for wine tasting and sales week. Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm and Saturday & Sunday from 11am – 5pm. Tour groups welcome by appointment. Other historic limestone buildings are available for hire for weddings and special events.

Don't miss the terra rossa soil pit at the entrance to Cellar Door, where visitors can see and learn about the effect of our famous soil on wine quality. Picnic area, cheese platters, tea and coffee also offered.

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Katnook Estate was an amazing experience

We popped in to experience some Coonawara wine, and the cellar, the lady serving us (Naomi) and the entire experience was very memorable. Buying wine is an experience - and this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
JP T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We popped in to experience some Coonawara wine, and the cellar, the lady serving us (Naomi) and the entire experience was very memorable. Buying wine is an experience - and this topped it. Walked away with a lovely bottle of Merlot and Cabernet Shiraz. Very pleased. Would recommend!!! #lovekatnook

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Thank JP T
WineFoodTravel500, Manager at Katnook Estate, responded to this review

Thanks JP, we are so appreciative of your kind words and your visit to Katnook. We are blessed to have Naomi on staff to welcome people like yourself who have made the journey to visit - and that's why we love to offer Cellar Door (and online) exclusives like The Caledonian. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very enjoyable visit to Katnook Estate. The staff at the cellar door were very friendly and knowledgeable and the wines that we tasted were delicious.

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Thank RaoulDavie
WineFoodTravel500, Manager at Katnook Estate, responded to this review

Hi Raoul - it was great to meet you in Sydney then welcome you to our Cellar Door. Thanks for making the trip to Coonawarra and so glad you enjoyed the wines. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The young lady at cellar door was absolutely delightful, warm, friendly, engaging. Had a beautiful cheese platter with a crisp Riesling. One of the highlights of our trip to the Coonawarra. Definitely be back and will be purchasing the wines.

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WineFoodTravel500, Manager at Katnook Estate, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words - and great to hear you enjoyed our Riesling with the local cheese platter, indeed an interesting flavour combination. Look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We hadn't tried the wine from Katnook before. However, will will be buying this wine moving forward. Stunning Wines, we purchased the 2010 Shiraz. A real winner.

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1 Thank elle87975
WineFoodTravel500, Manager at Katnook Estate, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this feedback on our Shiraz. Coonawarra Shiraz is often as good as the more famous Cabernet Sauvignon so it's great you discovered it. You can always buy this and any of our wines from our website katnookestate.com.au - see you again soon! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Not as famous as its neighbouring cellar door. Tasting wines was good mix of whites and reds. Bought a sparkling white and an estate 2012 Cab Sav - quite good. A few olive oils to boot. Good cellar door and well worth a visit.

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WineFoodTravel500, Manager at Katnook Estate, responded to this review

Thanks for swinging by and so good to hear you enjoyed our Cabernet, sparkling wine and olives. Hope to see you back in Coonawarra very soon and all the best for the Festive Season. More 

GRAZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

It's not family owned any more but for sure managed by heart. Presentation of wines is very knowledgeable, winemaker loves to share his great skills, wines are grand...don't miss!

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WineFoodTravel500, Manager at Katnook Estate, responded to this review

Hi and thank you so much not only for calling by but for your kind words and 5 star rating! Actually Katnook is still family owned but not by the family that founded it. That said, our winemaker has been making wine at Katnook from the start, for over 36 years. And yes, he and the Cellar Door team love... More 

Melbourne
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Visited here a couple of weeks ago late in afternoon. Used to love Katnooks whites but sadly the current varieties available didn't 'do it' for us.

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Thank sterwuv
WineFoodTravel500, Manager at Katnook Estate, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for calling by. We love the fact that everyone has different taste in wine and sorry you didn't find something that suited your palate this time. None the less, hope you enjoyed the visitor experience to Katnook and our beautiful Coonawarra wine region. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Nice place to visit. But missed the mark. Needed something. Doesn't have the wow factor. Everyones taste are different. We liked the Coonawarra bold reds.

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WineFoodTravel500, Manager at Katnook Estate, responded to this review

Thanks for calling by. We are proud to be a 5 star winery, as rated by James Halliday - and have 3 wines in the prestigious Langton's Classification of Australian wines. As you say, everyone's taste in wine is different and that is the joy of free tastings at Cellar Doors and finding out what works for your palate. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Visited the winery for a day trip. The grounds were beautiful as well as the wine. Great little place for the non wine drinkers who can have some tea/ coffee whilst the others sample the tasting list.

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Thank Lisa W
WineFoodTravel500, Manager at Katnook Estate, responded to this review

Thanks Lisa for calling by. Happy that we were able to cater for everyone in your group and look forward to seeing you again. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Visited Katnook Estate winery, along with 9 friends, during July 2016 as part of the annual Cellar Dweller month. Both Michelle and Naomi handled the sudden influx of 10 people with total professionalism.......calm, assured and very receptive to any and all queries. Both the ladies treated all of us not only as guests but friends, and looked after all our... More 

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Thank Kaz Z
WineFoodTravel500, Manager at Katnook Estate, responded to this review

Hi Kaz, thank you so much not only for visiting Katnook during your recent trip to Coonawarra but also for these kind words about our staff. Michelle and Naomi certainly are great assets to our cellar door experience. Hope you enjoyed Cellar Dwellers around Coonawarra and we look forward to seeing you next year (if not before!). More 

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