Zema Estate
3 May 2022 | News | Zema Estate

Zema Estate 40-year Celebration Dinner - Saturday 1st October



The Zema family invites you to help them celebrate 40 years as a family-owned and independent winery. 

Our 'Celebrating 40 years of Zema' commemorative dinner will be held in the Cellar at Zema Estate in Coonawarra, with limited tickets available. 

Hosted by the Zema family along with close friend and wine columnist Nick Ryan, the dinner will feature our newly released vintages with some extremely rare wines from our 40-year history.

The evening will be catered for by prominent Limestone Coast chef Kirby Shearing, from Soul Projects. With a long career at notable restaurants including Mayura Station, and Noma restaurant in Denmark - Kirby is passionate about sourcing locally grown and foraged foods from the region.

Kirby has prepared a mouth-watering menu:

  • Appetisers on arrival – Mortadella & Fennell / Octopus skewers / Pumpkin “Arancini di riso”
  • 3 Seated Course Dinner - Duck Ravioli / Lamb Shoulder Roll / Grilled Striploin Steak
  • Shared cheese with flat bread / pickles and condiments

Date/time: Saturday 1 October 2022, 6.30pm for 7pm start
Location: Zema Estate Cellar - 14944 Riddoch Highway, Coonawarra 
Ticket price: $220 / per person | Our Family Members: $199 / per person
Group ticket price: $995 for a group of 5 people (save $105) - if you would like to order 5+ tickets please call the office on 08 8736 3219 for the special price of $199 each.
Dress code: Smart / Cocktail. For women, an above-the-knee hem is appropriate. Men can wear a suit (tie optional but preferred) or a shirt and suit pants.
Tables: Round tables of 10 

Limited tickets are available. Please advise us by the 20th of September of any special dietary requirements or particular seating arrangements. Guests will be seated at round tables of 10.


Our commemorative dinner will be held on the October long weekend. While the long weekend is convenient for transport to Coonawarra, it also means that accommodation may be hard to find. We have listed some options in Penola and Coonawarra, Naracoorte, and Mount Gambier. Depending on demand, we will run busses to and from the event from these locations. 

Penola / Coonawarra accommodation can be difficult during Cabernet Celebration month in October. Please refer to this list provided to us by the Penola Tourist Information Centre.

Naracoorte is located 27 min (41 km) via Riddoch Hwy and has several accommodation options, a return bus will be available to book.

Mount Gambier is accessible by air with REX and Qantas. Mount Gambier is just 41 min (61.6 km) from Zema Estate via Riddoch Hwy, and South Australia's second-largest city with lots of accommodation options. The Commodore or The Henty are good options and are a short 3-minute walk to the Lady Nelson Tourist Information Centre (our return bus departure location).

Transport to and from the dinner

We appreciate the effort people will make to join us for our 40-year Celebration Dinner. Depending on demand, we'll have buses running to and from the dinner. Tickets are $15 return.

Penola and Coonawarra bus click HERE
Naracoorte bus click HERE
Mount Gambier bus click HERE

Get in touch

If you have any questions regards our 40-year Celebration Dinner, accommodation, or transport we would love to hear from you. Please email friends@zema.com.au or call us on 08 8736 3219.

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 SYDNEY + NOOSA + BRISBANE + GEELONG + MELBOURNE + ADELAIDE


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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