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Katnook Estate Winery
Katnook Estate Winery
Katnook Estate Winery
Dan McNichol Katnook Estate Winery




“Katnook Estate is internationally recognised for producing award-winning wines with great complexity and distinction.”

Katnook Estate Winery
Katnook Estate Winery

Katnook Estate

Katnook Estate

First founded by Scottish immigrant John Riddoch in 1867, Katnook Estate is one of the oldest properties in the Coonawarra wine region, rich with history. The Indigenous word for ‘Fat Land’, Katnook refers to the fertile character of the famous terra rossa soil, which served Riddoch and his initial 140-hectares of planted vines back in 1890 and continues to serve the now 155-hectares some 130 years later.

Nestled in the heart of Coonawarra, just six kilometres north of Penola on the Riddoch Highway, a collection of restored limestone buildings forms the bones of this beautiful winery, offering a warm welcome to visitors. The historical woolshed where Riddoch made his first commercial vintage has also since been restored and serves as Katnook Estate’s barrel room, while the winery’s terra rossa pit profiles Coonawarra’s famous soil.

Across its thriving 155-hectares, Katnook Estate grows a large variety of wines, from cabernet sauvignon to chardonnay, while adopting sustainable production methods, ensuring the best for both the fruit and the environment.

Katnook Estate is internationally recognised for producing award-winning wines with great complexity and distinction. The estate has one wine in the prestigious Langton’s Classification of Australian Wines, two Jimmy Watson trophies and a 5-star rating in the 2020 Halliday Wine Companion.

Among Katnook Estate’s critically lauded wines are the iconic Katnook Limited Release Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon and Prodigy Shiraz, the flagship Katnook Estate range, and contemporary Katnook Founder’s Block label. Visitors can enjoy a free, personalised tasting of all wines, while selected museum wines can be purchased at the cellar door.

The cellar door is also the perfect place to enjoy a hosted wine tasting, or relax around the open fire in the lounge area with a glass of your favourite red or white. Katnook Estate’s cellar door even won the Best Tasting Experience in Coonawarra in the Australia Gourmet Traveller Wine – Cellar Door Awards 2019, and the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2019.

Tasting Notes

Katnook Chardonnay
⇐ Katnook Estate Chardonnay

Katnook Estate Chardonnay exhibits excellent varietal and regional expression with a richly layered palate of stone fruit, hints of citrus and elegant oak characters. Selected parcels are matured in oak barrels to add complexity, texture and suppleness.

Katnook Cab Sav
⇐ Katnook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Steeped in heritage and tradition, the Katnook Estate range epitomises ‘classic’ Coonawarra. Katnook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is listed in the ‘Excellent’ category of the Langton’s Classification of Australia wine. This is a complex cabernet sauvignon with intense flavour, vibrant colour and strong regional expression.

Katnook Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon
⇐ Katnook Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon

At the highest echelon, Katnook Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon is only made in vintages when a superior quality is achieved. Classified ‘Outstanding’ in the Langton’s VI Classification, Odyssey is acknowledged as a world-class wine. It is handcrafted with meticulous attention to detail and represents a seamless blend of intense fruit and oak maturation.

Katnook Prodigy Limited Release Shiraz
⇐ Katnook Prodigy Limited Release Shiraz

This limited release wine is produced only in vintages when a superior quality is achieved. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, Katnook Prodigy displays a seamless blend of intense fruit and oak maturation. An elegant, refined, lively yet supple shiraz that shows all the hallmarks of a cool climate style wine.

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Getting There
15310 Riddoch Highway, Coonawarra

Contact Details
Tel: (08) 8737 0300
Email: cellardoor@katnookestate.com.au
Website: www.katnookestate.com.au

Cellar Door
Open 10am to 5pm weekdays and 12pm to 5pm
on weekends
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday
Cheese platters available


Weddings & Functions


Additional Features
Guided tasting flights, icon and limited release wines,
Limestone Coast cheese board, seasonal events