South Australia | Eden Valley | Peramangk Peoples

Our Review

The Poonawatta story is complex, stemming from 0.8ha of shiraz planted in 1880. When Andrew Holt’s parents purchased the Poonawatta property, the vineyard had suffered decades of neglect and the slow process of restoration began. While that was underway, the strongest canes available from the winter pruning of the block were slowly and progressively dug into the stony soil, establishing the Cuttings Block over seven years, and the yield is even lower than that of the 1880 Block. The riesling is produced from a separate vineyard planted by the Holts in the '70s. Grenache was planted in '19. Exports to France, the US, Canada, Malaysia, China and Denmark. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Riesling, shiraz, cabernet, grenache

Cellar Door


The Poonawatta cellar door offers a place to soak up Eden Valley’s unique beauty, to enjoy tales of history and characters, with views overlooking the dam surrounded by ancient river gums. Various experiences are offered, including three tasting flights and a series of bookable tastings. Artisan cheese plates and gourmet platters are also available to pair with wines. Wine lovers can also choose to enjoy Poonawatta’s picnic spot, nestled amongst the ancient river gums. Poonawatta is located on Eden Valley Road, 3 minutes from the Eden Valley township, 10 minutes from Angaston and 15 minutes from Tanunda. Bookings are preferred for larger groups and can be placed via the website www.poonawatta.com.au or email info@poonawatta.com.au.


Wed–Mon 11–4.30

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Winemaker Andrew Holt, Stephen Dew
Viticulturalist Andrew Holt
Traditional Place Name Peramangk Peoples
Region Eden Valley
Address 1227 Eden Valley Road, Flaxman Valley, SA 5235
Established 1880
Dozens 1800
Vineyards (area) 5 ha
Opening Hours Wed–Mon 11–4.30
Telephone 0448 031 880
Website www.poonawatta.com.au