South Australia | Coonawarra

Our Review

Katnook has taken significant strides since acquisition by Freixenet, the Spanish cava producer. The historic stone woolshed in which the second vintage in Coonawarra (1896) was made, and which has served Katnook since 1980, has been restored. Likewise, the former office of John Riddoch has been restored and is now the cellar door. Well over half of the total estate plantings are cabernet sauvignon and shiraz; the Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon and Prodigy Shiraz are the duo at the top of a multi-tiered production. In Mar ‘18, Freixenet announced that Henkell, the Oetker Group’s sparkling wine branch, had acquired 50.67% of Freixenet’s shares, creating the world’s leading sparkling wine group. The brand was sold to Accolade in Aug ‘20. Exports to all major markets. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Cabernet sauvignon, sauvignon blanc, shiraz, merlot, chardonnay, riesling

Cellar Door


A visit to Katnook Estate will give you more than a tasting of delicious wines – it's also a journey through a century of winemaking history. Katnook is the oldest existing winery in the region, and John Riddoch’s beautiful historic buildings have been converted into our cellar door and wedding and events venues.
At the entrance to the cellar door, a deep terra rossa soil profile pit showcases the link between terroir and Coonawarra’s wine quality. You can also enjoy a personalised tasting of Katnook wines (including cellar door exclusive and museum wines) and sample a delicious selection of cheese and local produce.
Bookings preferred: https://katnookestate.com.au/pages/bookings
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.


Mon–Fri 10–5, Sat–Sun 12–5

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

Accolade Wines


Fine wine stores and restaurants


Winemaker Dan McNicol
Traditional Place Name Bindjali people
Region Coonawarra
Address Riddoch Highway, Coonawarra, SA 5263
Established 1971
Dozens 90 000
Vineyards (area) 198 ha
Opening Hours Mon–Fri 10–5, Sat–Sun 12–5
Telephone (08) 8737 0300
Website www.katnookestate.com.au