Every Year, Penola has a smorgasbord of fascinating and regular events that wow the crowds. Come along and join us, but remember to book early before the masses arrive.

Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival

The Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival, now in its 20th year, is one of the most distinguished regional festivals in Australia, and has become ‘South Australia’s leading regional arts festival’. The festival celebrates the literary and arts heritage of Penola, the fine wines of Coonawarra and our premium regional produce.  With the last festival taking over... [more]

Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations

OK Wine lovers, keep your calender clear for these dates: October 14-16 2011. This is the 14th annual Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations and Barrel Series 14 Auction showcasing the quality of Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon and the craftsmanship of the region’s winemaking community. Coonawarra has 3 days with over 30 events planned for the annual Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations.... [more]

Coonawarra Vignerons Cup

Summer is the time for South Australia’s ‘best country race meeting’. So get your hats ready for the annual Coonawarra Vignerons Cup! Each year, on the second Thursday in January, we invite you to the Coonawarra Vigenerons Cup. The Penola Racecourse is the stunning backdrop for South Australia’s best country race meeting, certainly not a day to be... [more]

Coonawarra After Dark

Its the time of the year when Coonawarra wineries open their doors to visitors at the peak of the grape harvest (vintage). Come along, take a tour of a working winery and experience the thrills, excitement and the lights of vintage. Watch the grape harvesters in action and chat with the winemakers. While in your in... [more]

Coonawarra Cellar Dwellers

Are you looking for a chance to taste and buy hard-to-find aged Coonawarra wines? Look no further,  as the Coonawarra Vignerons will dig out some treasures from their cellars to offer visitors a rare opportunity to taste and buy aged wines during the month of July. Coonawarra Cellar Dwellers was started by the Vignerons to... [more]

Saint Mary of the Cross Mackillop Feast Day

Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop, Australia’s first has been honoured like no other Australian with her feast day now named as a solemnity. Annually on 8 August, the ‘feast day’ of Mary MacKillop has traditionally been marked in parishes and a special Mass is often said, particularly in places where the Sisters of St Joseph have a... [more]

Kalangadoo Cup

Organize a weekend in the Limestone Coast this November as some of the best country race meetings in South Australia take place here and this month its the  Kalangadoo Cup.  Its a great day out, so be sure to come along to one of the up and coming race meets at the picturesque Penola Race Course. As usual, there will... [more]

Penola Show

Agricultural shows have been part of the country life for approximately 150 years and provide a great opportunity for visitors and the community to enjoy the atmosphere and lifestyle of the region. Experience a real country show this year. Enjoy a fun family day out for all of the family, whether you are touring around... [more]