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 ‘Upstairs with a View’ which is a spacious second floor Suite with 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.

The 2016 and 2017 vintages were released late June 2020. Stocks of the 2014 and 2015 vintages are still available.  Purchase direct from Highbank here.

Highbank Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc (Coonawarra, SA)

The 2013 vintage of this wine is gorgeous: pretty, floral cabernet fruit lift, fine and supple tannins. The 2014 is more savoury and reserved, with elegant dusty tannins, for lovers of old-fashioned claret. Both will age superbly well in the cellar.

Highbank Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Coonawarra, SA)

Again, the 2013 is the more approachable and eager-to-please vintage: quite plush and voluptuous mulberry fruit framed by firm but yielding tannins. And the 2014 is more restrained and shy, with tight little blackcurrant fruit flavours and cedary, savoury tannin. It needs time in the cellar to reveal all its glorious complexity.

The Cottage and Room With A View are both 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.

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!