The Food and Drink event is held in April at the height of the grape harvesting season. This season, also called the vintage season, continues to attract visitors from all over the world. The yearly grape stomp is a fun and exciting way to enjoy your evening while interacting with other visitors.
Coonawarra After Dark Weekend 2024 Event Dates & Wineries, Penola
Carry on your night after DiGiorgio at Zema Estate Wines with live music and Mrs Zema’s pizza, then rock on at The Royal Oak Hotel with live music and local beverages.
A bus package from Mt Gambier includes transport, a keepsake glass, one fill of wine at DiGiorgio, Zema and The Royal Oak, and transport between wineries. Shuttle buses to and from Penola are also available at night.
Make a weekend of it and visit Raidis Estate on Saturday night for Chris’s famous charcoal grill.
Visitors can savour homemade treats with tantalising pizzas and other delicious meals made from local ingredients during this event. The Coonawarra After Dark Weekend presents the perfect opportunity to dance away under the starry night sky and make beautiful memories.
What is a trip to such an amazing winery without a wine tour? Visitors can sample how the winery functions and get a glimpse of the day-to-day operations of Coonawarra wineries. Interacting with the winemakers gives visitors an insight into creating a beautiful bottle of wine.
The up-close experience with the grape harvesters also offers an enthralling way to enjoy the event outdoors. After the harvest, it is only fair for visitors to sample the products resulting from the winemaker’s hard work.