Christmas Eve 10am - 3pm

Christmas Day CLOSED
Boxing Day CLOSED
New Year’s Eve 10am - 3pm
New Year’s Day CLOSED
Good Friday - CLOSED
Anzac Day 12pm - 5pm

Experience our Home in the Coonawarra

Getaway to our stunning Menzies Vineyard Retreat & Wine Room

With a long history as a part of the wine-growing community in the Coonawarra, Menzies Wine Room and Vineyard Retreat is Yalumba Family Winemaker’s home in the Limestone Coast. Immerse yourself in a cosy stay amongst the vineyards.

An intimate cellar door experience

Taste our premium Coonawarra wines, learn about the vineyard from our friendly Wine Ambassador or take a stroll along the natural re-vegetation trail. The Menzies Wine Room is open by appointment only, so please email or call us before stopping by.

Nestled amidst the vines

Nestled amongst the vines

When in a wine region there is nothing better than waking up amongst the vines. Our Menzies Vineyard Retreat is an idyllic location for a private escape.

A comfortable getaway for friends, couples and families, lovely rammed- earth walls and exposed beams make for a cosy stay. Enjoy a glass or two of The Menzies by Yalumba as you look out over the very vineyards that go in to making the wonderful Menzie’s Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon.

Take a stroll along the natural re-vegetation trail, delightful backdrop to the Retreat, you may even spot a kangaroo or two and if you’re really lucky an echidna.

We’ve taken the hard work out of things for you, with breakfast provisions provided for your first night’s stay; no need to get up early or even get dressed.

Features and facilities

Menzies Vineyard Retreat can house a maximum of four people (1 x Queen and 1 x King). There is a shared bathroom , with separate toilet. Other conveniences to ensure your stay is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible include:

- Continental breakfast provisions for first night’s stay
- Spacious open plan living
- Reverse cycle air-conditioning
- Open wood fireplace
- Free Wifi
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Riedel decanter and glassware
- Quality cheese board and knives
- Espresso coffee machine
- Iron
- Hairdryer
- Free parking
- Gas BBQ
- Toiletries
- Wineries within walking distance
- Linen and towels
- Flat screen TV

  • Who can stay at The Menzies Retreat?

    We welcome all guests. Unfortunately we do not have bassinets for babies and suggest you bring your own if required. Ideal for children to explore the surrounds and play. The Coonawarra is a great stop to base yourself when exploring the Limestone Coast.

  • Can I bring my pet to the retreat?

    Unfortunately, we do not have facilities for pets at the retreat. Service animals are welcome.

  • How do we check in?

    Check in is any time after 2pm. There is a lock-box with keys onsite, a code will be sent to you prior to your arrival, along with information and details for your stay. Check out is at 10am, a late check out can be arranged, subject to availablity. Please confirm when making your booking menzies@​yalumba.​com.

  • What other attractions can I explore while I am staying at the retreat?

    Menzies Vineyard Retreat and Wine Room is ideally situated only minutes away from townships of Connawarra and Penola, along with award winning wineries and restaurants.

    Some of our favourites include:


    - Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre
    - Petticoat Lane
    - Naracoorte Caves
    - Mayura Station
    - Umpherston Sinkhole


    - Coonawarra Experiences

    Where to eat
    - Pipers of Penola
    - Upstairs at Hollicks
    - Fodder
    - Café in the Vines

Perfectly Situated

Located at 15542 Riddoch Highway, Coonawarra, the Menzies Vineyard Retreat and Wine Room adjoin each other. 

The Retreat is located on the outskirts of Penola amongst Yalumba Family Maker’s Menzies vineyards.

Naracoorte Caves Wonambi Fossil Centre is located 30-minute drive north, take a detour to Bool Lagoon for an idyllic walk and view some native birdlife.

Balnaves of Coonawarra and Patrick of Coonawarra are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area’s natural beauty can explore Nangwarry Forest Reserve and Round Waterhole Forest Reserve.

Mary MacKillop Interpretative Centre is a 6‑minute drive away, learn more about Australia’s first Saint and her contribution to education and welfare programs.

Menzies Vineyard Retreat is a 4‑minute drive from Penola, 3.6km and 30-minute drive from Naracoorte, 46.5km

What’s nearby:

- Balnaves of Connawarra — 7 min walk

- Patrick of Coonawarra — 8 min walk

- Bowen Estate — 9 min walk

- Hollick Wines — 9 min walk

- Parker Coonawarra Estate — 17 min walk

Start planning your visit

The Menzies Wine Room is open by appointment only. To check availability or make a booking, at either the Wine Room or Vineyard Retreat please get in contact with our friendly team or Book the retreat online.