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From: Subhashish Bose
Date: 01-15-2015 13:16:39 pm

Subject: Coonawarra - The Productive Wine Region Of Australia


Coonawarra - The Productive Wine Region Of Australia

By Subhashish Bose

Located in South Australia, Coonawarra is a small town, best known for the Coonawarra wine region. Coonawarra used to be a station on the Mount Gambier railway line that opened in 1887. There were occasional train services in the till the beginning of 2000s, but no traffic operated since then. Coonawarra is famous for its Cabernet Sauvignon wines that are produced on the soil here. An Aboriginal word, Coonawarra means "Honeysuckle". The town is on the southwest of Adelaide, near the border of Victoria.

Penola lies on the southeast of Adelaide in the heart of the most productive wine growing region of South Australia. It is a fascinating, historic and picturesque town and is the service centre to Coonawarra wine region.

Penola is home to many National Trust Buildings and privately-owned residences that are time-frozen reminder of a bygone era.

The John Riddoch Centre

The right place to begin your adventure of Penola and Coonawarra is the John Riddoch Centre. Visitors to the centre will find a wide range of information, maps, souvenirs, and brochures. The Local History room provides a wide array of records. One can know how the region grew over the years through the Local History display with an overview of the economical, agricultural and social history. One will find the notable contributors from the past from the display.

The Hydrocarbon Centre tells about the discoveries of natural gas of the region while the John Shaw Neilson Acquisitive Art Gallery showcases the many prize winning pieces.

Sharam's Cottage

This small cottage is the first house to be built in Penola by Christophr Sharam who came here and opened his blacksmith business. There is a static interpretive display at the cottage that tells the story of the family. The cottage is under Heritage Building category and is also owned by the National Trust.

Petticoat Lane

The Petticoat Lane is Penola's oldest residential part and visitors here can see some historic timber and stone cottages that tells the charm and character of the bygone time. The presence of rose and lavender plantings and red gum kerbing shows the character of the lanes of those times.

Visitors to Coonawarra and Penola will find a wide range of accommodation options that meet every budget and taste and include cozy bed and breakfasts, hotel accommodation, four-star motels, caravan & camping and winning retreats.

The best part of staying here is that due to the compact nature of the region, it is easy to travel between cellar doors, shops, restaurants and other attractions.

Visitors to South Australia looking for accommodation in Coonawarra and Penola, the available tour opportunities and the different holiday packages can contact Coonawarra Discovery to get the best deal available.

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