A luxury country winery with complete flexibility!
Koonowla is one of the Clare Valley’s most iconic historic properties. Located just east of Auburn, the family-owned estate is surrounded by rolling hills, open paddocks, and gorgeous vineyards. The property itself comprises extensive vineyards, cellar door, livestock and farming enterprises. But the part that we think you’ll be most interested in, is the beautiful historic homestead and stately gardens surrounding the cellar door that look like they could be straight from the cover of Home Beautiful magazine.
Separated into five primary event spaces all suitable for various components of the day, Koonowla Wines is perfectly suited to weddings.
Driving up the private homestead entrance, affectionately known as Claret Ash Avenue after the beautiful trees which line it, the Heritage Lawns are on the right and the Cellar Door, Terrace, and Lawns on the left. Whilst the grounds are very spacious they are wrapped by a four-foot stone wall and lush greenery which provide a sense of connection and belonging between all the spaces.
Our pick for the ceremony, the beautiful Wisteria Arbour which sits surrounded by the manicured lawn and a vista of the heritage homestead just waiting to be included in your day. After your ceremony, the Heritage Lawns shaded by the Ash Trees are perfect for lawn games and cocktails before the celebrations move over to the Cellar Door side with a marquee on the lawn, an open-air dinner or an alfresco sensation on the newly completed terrace. The Terrace may I add, features a gloriously large wood-fired pizza oven and in keeping with the flexibility of this beautiful venue it’s something you can indeed incorporate into your day even allowing you to go as far as setting it up as a make your own pizza bar.
Offered as a dry-hire facility, Koonowla allows you the freedom to confirm your own caterer and suppliers, they even allow you to bring in your own alcohol requiring just a minimum spend on their wine to do so. With power, water and bathrooms on site and plenty of accommodation just a 5 minute drive away there really aren’t any hidden extras to worry about.
If you want a vineyard wedding with country charm, an elegant stately feel, yet the flexibility to confirm your preference of suppliers and bring in your own alcohol then Koonowla is the property you’ve been looking for!