Whilst visiting Coonawarra during summer, make sure to check out Coonawarra Vignerons Cup Day. As one of South Australia’s most famous country racing events, the Coonawarra Vignerons Cup attracts thousands of visitors to this action-filled venue year after year.
Held in January, the Coonawarra Vignerons Cup is one of the major tourist drawcards to the region. Each year, the Cup welcomes more than 3,000 visitors from all parts of Australia. As a result, Coonawarra turns into a vibrant and pulsating town full of fun and frivolity.
Coonawarra Vignerons Cup Day 2021 Horse Racing Date, Penola SA
The Cup is held at Penola Racecourse. Visitors planning to attend this event should plan an extra day or two to take a tour throughout Mount Gambier and the surrounding region to explore the best attractions that the township has to offer. Visitors to the race day can also bring their children to this event as there are an array of kid-friendly activities.
Don’t drink and drive. There will be a free shuttle bus from the Penola town centre to the racecourse and then hop on it again for your return trip at the end of the day. Bookings not required.
In addition to racing and entertainment, the Cup also offers a quaint and stunning backdrop in which visitors can come and relax and enjoy a spectacular day.