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 biodynamically, 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 are certainly gaining attention from wine enthusiasts and are regularly sighted on the wine lists of Australia’s top restaurants. You can taste these wines by appointment and can find out more in the Highbank Wines section of this site.
Honeysuckle Rise is the accommodation arm of Highbank Wines and 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’ with its spacious upstairs apartment and 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 Honeysuckle Rise for your own experience of “Tuscanny on the Limestone Coast”!
Highbank as featured on Getaway
The team from Australia’s longest running and highest-rating travel show, Getaway, has visited Highbank Wines and captured some of the essence and character of this family winery. In keeping with the relaxed and gentle nature of Highbank and its cottage/villa accommodation, the small crew took time to soak up the Highbank way and share it with millions of viewers in 35 countries around the world.