Drop by … Coonawarra

Drop by … Coonawarra

You’ll find one of Australia’s most remote wine-producing districts as a tiny dot on the map roughly halfway between Melbourne and Adelaide, just on the South Australian side of the state border. A cigar-shaped strip of red “terra rossa” soil runs from the hamlet of Penola along the Riddoch Highway to just north of tiny Coonawarra township – a distance of just 24 kilometres – and produces some of Australia’s best red wines, writes wine and travel writer Winsor Dobbin in the Sydney Morning Herald.

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