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“Fantastic experience in Coonawarra!”

Coonawarra Experiences
Ranked #1 of 22 Food & Drink in Coonawarra
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: COONAWARRA EXPERIENCES offers you the premier boutique wine touring service in Coonawarra with intimate and unique experiences for all who visit Coonawarra. Highly customised tours revolve around you and what you wish to achieve during your stay in this world famous and historic region. Our tours cater for groups of all sizes in comfort and style including corporate reward packages and team building options. You enjoy the day whilst we look after the driving. The Coonawarra wine region is certainly world famous for Cabernet Sauvignon but also offers a tremendous range of other varietals such as Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Merlot just to name a few. Many visitors to Coonawarra are knocked out by the choices on offer at the various cellar doors. Most of the cellar doors are open seven days a week which provides plenty of options. There are also a number that are by appointment only and this is where COONAWARRA EXPERIENCES can assist in arranging access for you.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 13 April 2018

We took the afternoon tour of the cellar doors plus with "Coonawarra experience" in April 2018. The experience was magnificent. Simon, our guide, was knowledgeable and passionate about the region. From the beginning, he asked about our taste of wines so he could plan our itinerary to match our palate. The tour was executed brilliantly. Simon was not pushy or annoying, as I have experienced in other tours... on the contrary, he was graceful and helpful. I could not recommend this experience more.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Simon M, Owner at Coonawarra Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We loved hosting you both and hope the rest of your trip was as enjoyable. Please come back and see us again soon!

Cheers Simon

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

It’s rare that I actually give a review on any social media platform, but it’s also rare to get the quality of service that we received from Simon and Kerry of Coonawarra Experiences.

Firstly the simple 1%ers are something that go along way in my book, also being in the hospitality industry myself I know what it takes to perform at Coonawarra experiences level, but Simon and Kerry perform there roles to the next level simply and effortlessly.

The knowledge that they both have of the area and the wines produced there is second to none, we stopped at Redman wines briefly and was cheekily whisked away with Mal Redman for a private tour which was far beyond anything I was expecting.

Though I time was short, we covered a great range with Penola and the Coonawarra a place I will return to soon, and Simon and Kerry of Coonawarra Experiences the first phone call I would make.

Cheers guys

A fantastic Easter weekend

Date of experience: April 2018
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Simon M, Owner at Coonawarra Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

We really do appreciate your wonderful review and we're both so glad you and your family enjoyed your time here. It was great that you could stay and tour with us and we can't wait for you guys to return and see even more of this magical region.

We had a great Easter with you all.

Cheers

Simon

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

thanks Simon for a great half day, spent tasting fine examples of the Coonawarra . A memorable experience.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Simon M, Owner at Coonawarra Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

You're very welcome Dermot. I'm really pleased you both enjoyed your brief time here and hope you get the chance to return again soon.

Cheers Simon

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We're so glad we did this tour, everything was organised effortlessly and Simon and Kerry where terrific hosts. It was a very personalised tour with only two couples and prior to the tour we were asked our wine preferences which where matched up with the vineyards. At our first stop we had a generous ploughman's lunch with sufficient choice for even picky eaters. Each cellar door was a little different in the wines tasted but always the hospitality was friendly and generous. Probably our favourite of the day was Raidis Estate, a smaller family winery and as well as the wines tasted we were treated to a few extras including receiving some delicious fruit from their own trees. Probably we bought too much wine overall (is that possible!!) but we'll have many happy memories of our visit. Thanks Char and Ted

Date of experience: March 2018
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Simon M, Owner at Coonawarra Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Hi Charmaine,

Thank you for such wonderful feedback. We're so pleased you both enjoyed the tour and your time with us in the accommodation. Vintage time is a fantastic time to be exploring any wine region and Coonawarra is no exception. I'll pass on a hello to Steve and Emma as well for you.

Hope you can come back and see us again soon.

Cheers Simon

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We have just spent a wonderful couple of days staying at Simon and Kerry’s comfortable cottage on our first (but not our last) visit to the Coonawarra region. While there was only the two of us, the cottage is set up to accommodate two couples and is well equipped with high end glassware, crockery, coffee machine etc etc - everything needed for a quality stay. Water and milk in the fridge and, more importantly, a welcoming bottle of wine were nice touches too.
It’s central location meant we could walk to get dinner, which is a must for us as the car doesn’t go out after 5!
Simon’s tour took us to well known and not so well known wineries which gave us a broader overview of what the region has to offer. His rapport with the staff at the various wineries made us feel like friends rather than visitors.
We couldn’t have had a better introduction to the Coonawarra than what Simon and Kerry put on for us. We’re so glad we discovered their offer and will definitely be back.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Simon M, Owner at Coonawarra Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Hi Michael,

Thank you for your very kind review. We were very pleased to meet you both and appreciate being given the opportunity to show you a small slice of this amazing region. Also happy to hear that you enjoyed staying in our accommodation given your own plans for this year.

Please do come back again and we can open up an even greater part of Coonawarra to you both.

Cheers Simon

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