The wines produced in the Coonawarra in South Australia are unique for the Terra Rossa soil in which they grow, a soil type specific to this region. The soil which is rich in iron, silica and nutrients sits on top of a bedrock of limestone and this combined with pure underground water creates the terroir soil renowned for red wine.
Have you ever stayed in a town where everyone you encounter is friendly and helpful, from the caravan park to the supermarket, retail shops to wineries and everything in between? We encountered this at Penola in South Australia’s south east, around 390 kilometres from Adelaide. Maybe it’s something in the water or maybe it has something to do with Penola being the one time home of Mary MacKillop, Australia’s only saint. Either way this friendly little town is one to put on your visit list with interesting shops in the main street, galleries, historic buildings and over 20 wineries in the wine growing region of Coonawarra just 14 kilometres away.