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8 November 2022 | Zema Estate

Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival - Thursday 18 - Sunday 21 May, 2023

The Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival is one for the diary. Celebrating Penola’s rich literary history, artists, live music, performing arts, film, kids activities and Coonawarra’s fine food and wine. This three day festival has been evolving since 1991.

The full program to the Arts Festival will be available in March 2023 - but please encourage friends and families to book accommodation now to avoid disappointment. 

In a nod to our fabulous 2023 logo design - the Festival is embracing all that is Green. Think recycling, upcycling, rejuvenation, environment, renewal, earth, leaves, lush... you get the picture.

Entries to the range of Competitions and Awards are now open - visit artsfestival.com.au for details.

  • John Shaw Neilson Acquisitive Art Prize 2023: $12,000
  • Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival Design Prize – 2023: $1,000
  • Catherine Martin Literary Award
  • Busker & Open Mic Registration

Paint n Sip with Lilli-Mae Bell - Saturday 18 May Unleash your inner artist with a guided painting session with talented local artist Lilli-Mae Bell. Enjoy a fun day out with friends, while creating a work of art you’ll be proud to take home.


Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival 16-19 May 2024 Celebrating literary history, artists, live music, kids activities and Coonawarra’s fine food and wine since 1991.


Matured in Oak Wine Dinner with Zema Estate + DiGiorgio Family Wines + Balnaves of Coonawarra - Thursday, 11th July Three Coonawarra wine icons have teamed up with the Royal Oak Hotel for a wine dinner to celebrate Cellar Dwellers.


Musing in the Museum: Thursday 4 + Friday 12 July Join Winemaker Joe Cory for an informative tasting in our nostalgic museum area, as he takes you through wines from Zema Estate's 2014 vintage.


Cellar Dwellers 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner - Sat 27 July Featuring a decadent menu with exquisite 20-year-old wines, this exclusive dinner event will be a night to remember.


Coonawarra Cellar Dwellers - All July Visit Zema Estate's Cellar Door during July and be treated to rare tastings of our 2004 and 2014 vintages + enjoy a full program of event in Coonawarra.


Coonawarra Wine Tasting Roadshow - August Join Coonawarra this August in ADELAIDE, PERTH, MELBOURNE, SYDNEY, and BRISBANE


Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations - All October You're invited to celebrate, educate and activate your senses with a myriad of food and wine experiences on offer throughout the month in Coonawarra.


True to tradition 40 years ago Demetrio and Francesca Zema purchased our first 20-acre property in Coonawarra. Today we reflect on our past and look towards the future.


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