Nested in the heart of Coonawarra, just 6 kilometres north of Penola on the Riddoch Highway, a warm welcome awaits at Katnook’s historic Cellar Door.
Our Cellar Door offers free tastings and cheese platters. We have a comfortable lounge area with an open fireplace in winter that's perfect for relaxing and unwinding. We are wheelchair-friendly, with level access from the parking lot to the tasting area and function area.
Try something new
Make your visit to Katnook Estate something special by booking one of our hosted experiences for you and your guests. Cellar Door experiences include premium structured tastings, special events, regional festivals and tours.
The Katnook experience is so highly regarded by visitors that it is rated at the top of Trip Advisor's list of "things to do in Coonawarra." and is consistently awarded a Certificate of Excellence.
Welcome to Katnook Cellar Door, where you can experience our award winning service, wines and ‘walk in’ Terra Rossa walk-in pit, showcasing Coonawarra’s famous soil profile.
This helped us win the 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019 'Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine' awards for Coonawarra Wine Experiences. See the profound effect the earth has on our wine styles.
Visit our region
Due to its relative isolation, Coonawarra is not as crowded as many famous Australian wine regions, so those who make the journey are rewarded with highly personalised service.
Coonawarra is a fantastic way to begin or end a tour of Victoria’s world famous Great Ocean Road and is not far from the famous seaside village of Robe, South Australia.
Consider Katnook for your next function
The Cellar Door building lends itself to intimate sit-down dinners to larger cocktail events, with the flexibility of completely tailoring to your specific needs.
Small functions can be held in The Stables’ which were built in 1895.
With our full range of award winning wines and gourmet food from the region's finest caterers, we are confident your experience with Katnook will be most memorable.
BOOK AN EXPERIENCE
Try something new at our Cellar Door with a number of unique wine experiences available
14th October 2023
Dinner of Decadence
Spend an intimate evening with Katnook Estate winemaker's in the historic Katnook Stables. Throughout the evening you will enjoy five courses paired with wines selected from our prized museum.
5 hours (approx)
Cuvee Chocolate & Wine Tasting
We’ve partnered with Cuvee Chocolate made by Master Chocolatier Deniz Karaca (as seen on Masterchef) to select and pair our 4 best matched wines in our tasting room for a beautiful sensory experience.
Taste four wines that celebrate the diverse terroirs and soils of the Coonawarra that allow Katnook to create outstanding Cabernet. This hosted tasting includes a range of estate and super premium wines, including our iconic Odyssey.
Icon Wine Tasting
Katnook Estate at its finest. A hosted tasting of four of our most premium and limited wines includes our Estate range, sourced exclusively from our estate and our outstanding Icon range.
SUBSCRIPTION WINE CLUB
KATNOOK CELLAR CLUB
Simply select to receive a mixed dozen Katnook wines once a year (15% saving and free freight), twice a year (20% saving and free freight) or four times a year (25% saving and free freight). You can choose your wine packs or let our winemakers choose for you based on your taste preferences.
Cellar Club members receive a raft of other exclusive benefits including:
We look forward to welcoming you aboard and sharing many delicious wines and times with you.
Join the Club
Katnook Estate is a proud member of Distinction Wines – a collective of some of Australia’s most prized and significant vineyards, as well as some distinctive global wineries.
Frequently Asked Questions
Whilst bookings are highly recommended, walk-ins are also welcome. Complimentary tastings are available on request.
Yes, we have expansive lawns and plenty of space for your furry friend. Dogs however are not allowed inside the Cellar Door.
Vegan friendly wines stem not only from consumer demand but also from a wine quality point of view. We find from extensive trials that vegetable based fining agents contribute positively to certain Katnook wine styles.
Vegan / Vegetarian Friendly Katnook Wines:
KATNOOK ESTATE RANGE
Katnook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 and 2014
Katnook Estate Merlot 2014, 2015 and 2016
Katnook Estate Shiraz 2013 and 2015
Katnook Estate Chardonnay 2015
Katnook Estate Riesling 2015 and 2018
Katnook Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2015, 2017 and 2018
Katnook Estate Chardonnay 2021
KATNOOK LIMITED RELEASE RANGE
Katnook Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 and 2013
Katnook Amara Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
KATNOOK FOUNDER'S BLOCK RANGE
Katnook Founder’s Block Merlot 2021
Katnook Founder's Block Chardonnay 2021
Our Founders Block wines are our entry-level wines, young, fruit driven and more contemporary, while our Katnook Estate wines are our premium wines, fuller-bodied and with long cellaring potential.
Katnook and Coonawarra are best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Katnook also has a long standing association with Sauvignon Blanc being one of the first in Australia to make it back in 1980.