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Coonawarra Wine Region - Wineries, Vineyards, Wine, Winery Tour Maps, Cellar Doors - Glenroy, Coonawarra, Penola, Fowlers Bay, Nundroo, Coorabie, Yalata

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climate Coonawarra is one of Australia`s best-known wine regions that is located about 380 km from Adelaide, within the Limestone Coast Zone. The region lies inland from the coast and adjoins the Victorian border. Vine were first planted in the region in 1890.The success of the Coonawarra vineyards relies not on the region's proximity to major markets, as it is rather isolated, but to its unique geological, soils and climatic conditions that have proven to be ideal for growing grapes and producing outstanding wines. Coonawarra has become a premier region for Cabernet Sauvignon wines, and it also produces high quality reds from Shiraz, Malbec, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Petit Verdot grapes. Outstanding White grape varieties include Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling and Semillon. The major promotional events in the region are the Coonawarra Barrel Auction and Cabernet Celebration and the annual Coonawarra Cup horse race held at the Penola Racecourse. The Coonawarra is located about 100 km inland from the sea and the climate is predominantly maritime. The climate is generally cool, and the winters are cold and wet with most of the rainfall occurring in winter. Spring is cool and often frosty and groundwater is used for both frost control and for irrigating the vines. The summers are generally mild, although there can be short bursts of hot weather occur. Autumn is cool and this lead to an extended ripening season. This helps to increase the intensity of flavours and ensures a balanced acidity.The Coonawarra wines are renowned for their intensity, richness, depth of flavour and excellent capacity for long development in the cellar. The annual rainfall is about 650 mm. Harvest is generally from mid March to late April or early May. Mean January Temperature is about 19.6 degrees C; Sunshine hours per day is 7.8; Growing season rainfall 280 mm.

The Coonawarra Wine Region includes four districts : Glenroy ; Coonawarra Central ; Coonawarra South ; Penola
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