Invest in Penola Coonawarra

Penola and Coonawarra are highly productive and innovative adjoining regional towns centrally located in the Wattle Range Council area of the Limestone Coast, approximately half-way between Adelaide (400km) and Melbourne (500km).

Established in the 1840s, the townships of Penola and Coonawarra were built upon the ‘Penola Fruit Growing Colony’ now known as the world-renowned Coonawarra wine region. Along with an extensive grape and wine industry, rural land is largely used for sheep and cattle grazing, broadacre crops, horticulture, timber production and milk powder production. Our region is largely characterised by fertile soils, lush green grass, reliable rainfall and significant good-quality groundwater resources.

The adjoining towns are close to major regional centre (50km), Mount Gambier (population around 23,500), which has a strong economy based on agriculture and timber processing, a wide range of educational, retail and commercial facilities and services, and extensive infrastructure including a regional airport.

Steeped deep in history and the arts, nestled amongst our highly productive and picturesque landscape and home to some of the most exquisite produce and wine on the planet, Penola and Coonawarra offer visitors a busy food, music and cultural scene. The towns central location in the region, which includes under an hours drive to stunning coastline or a 25 minute drive to the world-heritage listed Naracoorte Caves makes an ideal destination to stay in comfort and explore as a destination in its own right, or for travellers driving through from Melbourne to Adelaide along the Great Ocean Road.

With a population of over 3000 the adjoining towns have three schools, one childcare centre, a hospital, doctors clinic, chemist, dentist, physiotherapist, two gyms, hardware store, newsagent, industrial supplies stores, farm supplies, butcher, national award-winning IGA supermarket, two pubs, four cafes, three restaurants, bakery, two service stations, carpenter, plumber, builders, electricians, wineries, galleries and various clothing, shoe and gift retailers.

Penola and Coonawarra have significant opportunities for investment in agriculture, manufacturing, grains, hay and silage, vegetables, wine, red meat production, dairy, horticulture and tourism including value-adding products and bio-energy production.

Current Opportunities

  • Development of a 5-7 star eco-accommodation venue
  • Destination tourism experiences including nature and extreme sports
  • Cafe/wine bar
  • Local food regional distribution hub
  • Small-scale Abbatoir
  • Health retreat/Day spa/Well-being focused business
  • Housing development

If you would like to explore current opportunities or needs in Penola and Coonawarra, please feel free to contact us. Alternatively, reach out to the Wattle Range Council or to Limestone Coast Regional Development Australia.

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Coonawarra's annual Running for Mental Health Running Festival is happening again for 2023 - November 11th. Pop it in your diaries!

Registrations are now OPEN!

An all inclusive, all abilities run/jog/walk to raise funds for the Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation  - how fantastic!

Distances include 1km, 6km, 12km and half marathon, plus a mini run for the kids!

For registrations and further information - please visit www.coonawarrarunningfestival.com.au 

Penola Coonawarra have plenty of accommodation options available so that you can stay with us for the weekend! So contact them soon before they book out!

Alexander Cameron Suites , Coonawarra Cottages, Must @ Coonawarra , Penola Coonawarra Caravan Park, Jessie's B&B, Yalumba the Menzies Estate , Punters Hill Retreat, Coonawarra , Murray's Country Cottages, Georgie's Cottage, Camawald Cottage & Studio B&Bs , Coonawarra Motor Lodge 

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It's almost time for Leconfield Coonawarra Great Day Out! 🌞

On Saturday 7th October, there will be GREAT food, wine and live music!
Entry is free, but tickets are available at this link - https://www.trybooking.com/CKSBW

The day begins at 11:30am until 4:30pm
Lunch and Music from 12pm-4pm 🎼

For further information, please contact Kerrie on 08 8737 2326

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