Winery in Coonawarra, South Australia


Photo by Images by Ottelia


Photo by Images by Ottelia


Photo by Images by Ottelia


Photo by Images by Ottelia


Photo by Images by Ottelia

Best Regional Restaurant

Gourmet Traveller WINE Cellar Door with Best Food 2020 – Fodder.

It was only ever supposed to be temporary. Owners John and Melissa moved to the iconic Coonawarra region 30 years ago intending, in John’s words, “to stay a little while”.

They bought a parcel of land ringed by tall Red Gum Eucalypts, and with natural wetlands dotted with Ottelia Ovalifolia, a native waterlily. All these years later John and Melissa are still there.

Together they have spent nearly half a lifetime in the Limestone coast region, John working as a winemaker and consultant across its unique wine regions, and Melissa establishing a restaurant.

Their lasting connection to the region and infatuation for wine has produced Ottelia, drawn from the best vineyards of the Limestone Coast.

They’re now joined by the second generation, their eldest daughter Matilda and her partner, a chef, Paul.


Contact Information

Monday: 10AM-4PM Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: Closed Thursday: 10AM-4PM Friday: 10AM-4PM Saturday: 10AM-4PM Sunday: 10AM-4PM

Restaurant is open 10:30am to 3:00pm Thursday through to Monday.

Ottelia, 5 Memorial Drive, Coonawarra, South Australia, 5263

08 8736 3170

Winery Facilities

Wine Tasting

Not included

BBQ Facilities
Disability Access
Private Tastings
Art Gallery
Free Tastings
Winery Tours
Local Produce
Picnic Area
Group Bookings
Tasting Platters
Appointment Needed

Varieties include

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Pinot Noir Sangiovese Shiraz Chardonnay Pinot Gris Riesling Sauvignon Blanc

Coonawarra, South Australia