Nature Lovers Rejoice in Penola and Coonawarra

Enjoy our beautiful landscape and get out amongst nature while sampling delicious food and wine.

9 – 10am
Head to the picturesque Greenrise Recreation Reserve including the Arboretum Trail for a lovely walk amongst 110 species of trees, a dry lake and sensational Red Gums.

10 – 11.00am
Hopping back in the car make a stop in Penola and head down historical Petticoat Lane. Take in the sights of the National Trust Herb Garden, Sharam Cottage and adjoining rose garden. Grab some delicious morning tea and a coffee at one of our many cafes in Penola or call into Cafe in the Vines at Coonawarra and continue north of the township via Coonawarra to the impressive Father Woods Statues for a picnic. Learn the history and many roles of Father Woods with the statue selections and signage on site.

11 – 12pm
Returning back towards Penola, stop for a viewing of the stunning gardens at St Marys, on V&A Lane.

12 – 1.30pm
Make your way to your choice of winery for a delicious platter in or outdoors, or a sit down restaurant meal at Upstairs at Hollick or Ottelia and Fodder. Coonawarra Memorial Park which adjoins Ottelia and Fodder, with playground and sculptures is lovely for a wander.

1.30 – 3pm
After lunch, enjoy some of the 5km Coonawarra Wineries Walking Trail for delicious wine tastings as you walk off lunch in the fresh air.

4 – 5pm
As the day draws to a close, make your way to the Penola Conservation Park and Nature trail. This signposted 2.5km walk guides you to bird hides, over the swamp on a boardwalk. The perfect time of the day, to see or photograph bird and animal life, as they feed.

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You're invited to a casual information session with networking drinks this Wednesday, July 6 at Koonara 5.30pm - 6.30pm.

The RBCA is partnering with Adelaide-based organisation, Youth Opportunities/Generation Thrive, to deliver a personal leadership program for our community aimed at 15 - 35 year-olds. If you have young people in your life, you are a young person, or you have young employees we urge you to attend. Non-members are also welcome.

Recent research has indicated that young people now take three and a half years more to settle and develop the emotional and social skills required for success in the workplace compared to 30 years ago. Additionally, they are motivated differently, seek more connection to purpose, and are at the highest risk of acquiring mental health issues.

The Riddoch Leaders program will develop and enhance participants' social and emotional capabilities while increasing personal accountability, self-leadership, resilience, and well-being, which will better prepare our young people and adults for success in their personal and professional lives.

Generation Thrive has had terrific results with their program in the Tatiara region. One of Bordertown’s largest employers, Tatiara Truck and Trailer has put 17 staff members through several Generation Thrive programs after witnessing the difference the program made to their team and, ultimately, their business through happier employees, better communication, and retained staff.

Our community must invest in the next generation of business and community leaders. We'd love your support to make this happen.

Come along and hear what the program is all about while getting an update on the RBCA budget response.

For further information: https://penolacoonawarra.com/riddoch-leaders-program/

Generation Thrive: https://generationthrive.com.au/
As the mercury drops and the rain rolls in, there is one thing the #penola and #coonawarra region are preparing for this July 🍷

Coonawarra Cellar Dwellers is back, with over 60 events to choose from in the jam-packed month-long program!

Indulge in exclusive wine tastings, degustation dinner events, long lunches, museum wine tastings, mulled wine and high tea sessions. All aim to showcase the breadth of beautiful wines, our emerging food credentials, and the warmth and hospitality that is so ... Coonawarra.

The whole month is packed full of different ways you can explore the magic of aged wines so make sure you plan your trip to enjoy what’s on offer! 

Beautiful vino snap, @missvino.sydney!

Looks like Sunday lunch is sorted... The Royal Oak Hotel Penola have a new menu (as of Friday)! 

Have you popped in to check it out? Let us know below 👇👇

When it comes to seriously delicious food, Pipers of Penola isn't playing around. 😍

You'll find this beautiful display of food on Sunday mornings. Prepared to get in quick, the good stuff doesn't stick around!

📍 Pipers of Penola