Welcome to Highbank

If you want to understand “Coonawarra” you simply must arrange a visit and wine tasting at Highbank Wines.

When you walk on the hallowed Terra Rossa earth, see the vines grown sustainably, taste the wines and then immerse yourself in the whole experience by staying on-site in luxury, you will be able to tell the world you have truly “lived” the Coonawarra lifestyle.

Owners Dennis and Bonnie Vice believe, as custodians of the land, that it is their responsibility to farm it carefully, harvesting the fruit gently and nurturing the wines, with as little intervention as possible through a very natural wine making process.

Highbank’s premium handcrafted wines have gained attention from wine enthusiasts and are regularly sighted on the wine lists of Australia’s top restaurants. Find out more about our unique wines and make an appointment to come and taste them.

Highbank Country Accommodation offers two beautifully appointed self-contained facilities, which offer privacy and style in the heart of the Coonawarra wine region.

There is a choice of two romantic guest retreats; the spacious ‘Cottage’ where privacy is emphasised with its own vineyard setting, or the ‘Villa’ which also has a spacious separate second floor Suite that has picturesque views of the vines from every room.

Make your Coonawarra visit an event to remember by booking your accommodation early to ensure you can stay at Highbank Country Accommodation for your own experience of “Tuscany on the Limestone Coast”!

Our Wines

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Highbank’s vines are grown without the use of chemical herbicides or insecticides or fertilisers, and have been farmed according to biodynamic principles for more than 25 years.

The family vineyards are located only on the highest banks of terra rossa soil, overlaying the cigar shaped limestone ridge of the renowned Coonawarra wine region.

Our latest release is the 2013 Highbank ‘Single Vineyard’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc which is available for purchase here.

Medium deep colour. Fresh rose garden, plum, slight rhubarb maraschino cherry aromas. Sweet fruit, rhubarb, red cherry flavours, fine chalky tannins. Finishes al dente firm and long. Very attractive wine. 94 points.

Andrew Caillard - Master of WineNovember 2015

The Cottage and The Villa are located within the vineyards of Highbank Wines and affords guests the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere of our naturally beautiful biodynamic vineyards from every window.

Perfect for a romantic getaway amongst the Coonawarra vines and with the delights of the Limestone Coast and Penola right on your doorstep, come for a weekend and you will want to stay for a week.

Surrounded by vines, the sounds of birds and picturesque gum trees just outside the window, it is the perfect place to base a romantic getaway.

Sam CSecond Honeymoon

The Cottage felt very private tucked away in the vines, and the views from every window and door were just lovely. We will definitely be back one day!

Annie PWonderful Weekend Away!