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Coonawarra & Limestone Coast

There’s a world of history to unearth across the Limestone Coast. Vineyards are perched on magical real estate; from Padthaway’s ancient seabeds, to the marine-fossil-packed depths of Wrattonbully, to the coastal hoods of Robe and Mt Benson, and Mount Gambier’s cool-climate, volcanic, limestone-kissed landscape (great for pinot noir). The jewel of the crown is Coonawarra’s famous stretch of terra rossa soil and globally renowned cabernet sauvignon. An eclectic mix of cellar doors reflects the diversity of what’s going on below. Some are old, some are new, but they’re all devoted to showcasing their patch of land.  Katie Spain

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BELLWETHER

Star Cellar Door

0447 334 545
bellwetherwines.com.au

As cellar doors go, few encapsulate rural charm like Bellwether does. Owner and winemaker Sue Bell chose the rustic 1868 Glen Roy Shearing Shed as the place in which to make and pour her creations. Like Bell, the space is full of genuine heart and soul, and a sensory explosion – from the vintage décor and treasures dotted throughout the shearing shed’s nooks, to the paddocks home to farm animals and campgrounds (including glamping tents) and a garden heaving with produce used in delightful experiences including Brunch at Bellwether. A sustainability-driven ethos, regular live music events, tours, and the chance to take part in vintage make this an unforgettable cellar door that ticks all the boxes. Bellwether hits you straight in the heart and stays there, so much so, you can’t help but yearn to return as soon as the dust settles on your journey home. 

TOP DROP: 2021 Bellwether Ant Series Wrattonbully Barbera, A$35

WYNNS
BEST LARGE CELLAR DOOR

1300 768 074
wynns.com.au

WANGOLINA
BEST SMALL CELLAR DOOR

(08) 8768 6187
wangolina.com.au

OTTELIA
CELLAR DOOR WITH BEST FOOD

(08) 8736 3170
ottelia.com.au 

RAIDIS ESTATE
BEST TASTING EXPERIENCE

(08) 8737 2966
raidis.com.au 

PADTHAWAY ESTATE
Cellar Door with Best Accommodation

(08) 8765 5235
padthawayestate.com.au

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