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“A must do!”

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 15 June 2018 via mobile

From the moment we booked, Simon made the experience one to remember. We went to a number of wineries, both large and a few smaller, more boutique- all produced great wines! Lunch at fodder was delicious too! The day ran so smoothly, we got to just sit back, relax and enjoy. We've been raving about the day since we left and we'll definitely be back, bringing more people with us! Thanks again Simon!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Nicola C
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Simon M, Owner at Coonawarra Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Thanks very much for your kind review Nicola. We loved taking you guys around our iconic region and we're so pleased you both had a great time.

Definitely get in touch and give us plenty of time to arrange something really special for your group for your return trip!

Cheers Simon

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

We had the best day ever with Coonawarra Experiences. We had a group of 4, 2 x couples. We had a van that took us all around. It had everything! Water, info book, heaps of space & AC. Simon was amazing very helpful & had great knowledge of the area. He answered all our questions & made our day very enjoyable. We went to 6 wineries. All fantastic! I would highly suggest doing the grazing platter in the Brand's Cellar, such a great touch on an already amazing tour.
We all had the best time ever on this trip. & have told all our friends about it. I can't wait to do it again with another group of friends or family. Couldn't recommend it enough!

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

Hi Georgina,

Thank you for your wonderful review our of services. It was a great day and we thoroughly enjoyed taking you all to experience the Coonawarra cellar doors and to meet the people that make this area so special.

Hopefully you can come over again soon and we'll show you even more of this fantastic region.

Cheers Simon

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

I don't usually write trip advisor reviews (despite using it as pretty much my sole source of travel advice!) but this day was so good I just had to let people know.
We stayed in Mt Gambier, which is about a 30-45 minute drive from Coonawarra, but Simon was still able to pick us up, in a new, very comfortable car which made the journey that much more enjoyable. His knowledge of and passion for the area was evident, and he is clearly a well known and well respected local. The wineries were thoughtfully selected according to our individual wine preferences, and each cellar door was expecting us and welcomed us warmly as we entered. Simon had arranged a delicious platter for lunch at Brand's and a sit down with the winemakers at Raidis, whose company we enjoyed so much we kept Simon for an extra hour!
Would highly recommend Coonawarra Experiences for your next trip to the region - I know we'll be back!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ashlea P
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Simon M, Owner at Coonawarra Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Hi Ashlea, we'd like to thank you for your amazing review of our services. We truly do love the region and the people here that make it so special. It was great to have you both come out and spend a day touring the cellar doors and we agree it's always a great sit down with Stevo.

Please don't leave your next visit too long and bring a group with you and we'll take care of the rest!

Cheers Simon

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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

We stayed in the beautiful accommodation for 2 nights. Perfectly located in the heart of Penola and on the doorstep of the Coonawarra and Padthaway wine regions. The accommodation is beautifully presented, luxurious and comfortable. Little touches like Riedel glasses a Nespresso machine and a heated bathroom floor for those cold mornings make this the perfect place to stay. These guys also do winery tours which we didn’t get a chance to do, but Iam sure they are amazing.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ann_MarieC226
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Simon M, Owner at Coonawarra Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Hi Ann-Marie,

Thank you for your wonderful review!

We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we're especially happy to hear that the extras we've added to the accommodation got the big tick.

Safe travels and we hope to see you down here again soon.

Cheers Simon

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

WOW!!!!!!!
If you want to experience the best of Coonawarra then Simon and Kerry from Coonawarra Experiences is the only way to go.
From the moment they picked up the phone to take our booking nothing was too much trouble.
From the luxurious chauffeur driven tour vehicle, incredible
platter in the authentic Eric’s Bar this tour delivered a true, personal tour of the Coonawarra Wineries.
If you tour this region these guys really know how to ensure you have a memorable day.
Can’t wait to come back again
Keep up the great work guys and thanks again for your wonderful hospitality.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Azzaman15
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Simon M, Owner at Coonawarra Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thanks for the sensational review Azzaman15.

We're both so pleased you guys had a great time here in Coonawarra. We managed in a small period of time to at least give you a window into this amazing region and meet some of the special people that make Coonawarra iconic. We even learned some new wine descriptors I'll never forget... :)

As we discussed, let's keep in contact and if you would like to bring the group over we can set up something really special for you.

Hope to see you at Coonawarra Roadshow in August!

Cheers

Simon

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