Woodstock Wine Estate
The Woodstock Wine Estate, just down the road from your cottage, features The Coterie Restaurant, The Stocks Tasting Room plus their very own wildlife sanctuary!
Fri -Sun | 12.00pm - 4.00pm
Shared Plates $13 - $15 | Grazing Platters $35 (for 2) | Flammekueche from $ 16
Bookings (08) 8383 0156
Just a short 500m from Karawatha Cottages, nestled below huge old gum trees is the Woodstock Wine Estate, featuring a brand-new cellar door, The Stocks Tasting Room (utilising Jarrah timber from vats that have been used for 70+ years in fortified production) and The Coterie Wine Bar & Kitchen. The Coterie was McLaren Vale’s first winery restaurant (or at least one of the very first ones) and has been now relaunched (after a period of hibernation during the winter months in 2020) as a casual eating place, offering regional inspired food on shared plates and grazing platters - plus, in a nod to the French wine region Alsace, a McLaren Vale version of their traditional 'Flammekueche'.
The Coterie Wine Bar & Kitchen is housed in a rammed earth building, with extra high ceilings and the French doors all around give you the feeling of sitting outside, amongst the gum trees at all times.
Coterie means “the gathering of a group of people, or rather a circle of friends, for a specific purpose…” and that’s obviously to enjoy the great food and wines that Woodstock has to offer.
The Woodstock Wine Estate is open on weekends (Fridays to Sundays), with the cellar door starting at 11am for wine tastings ($ 10 pp, for a flight of 10 wines) and the wine bar & kitchen from midday until 4pm.
Choose from a range of shared plates (Pate, cheese and nibbles) and grazing platters or indulge into a Flammekueche (also known as Flammkuchen or Tarte Flambee in the German French border region of Alsace and Saarland), with pizza-like versions as well as a traditional option to choose from. For us it would always be the traditional version, which is essentially a bacon & onion pizza on a white base (sour cream). Might sound simple, with only a few ingredients, but they are transformed into a truly delicious dish - something you will love, guaranteed - in particular when enjoyed with a glass of rose (or two)!
Luckily there is no need to worry about driving, as the Woodstock Wine Estate with their Coterie Wine Bar and Kitchen is all in easy walking distance of your McLaren Vale accommodation at Karawatha Cottages.
And for the young ones (or the young at heart), make sure to stop at the Woodstock Wine Estate Wildlife Sanctuary - with an opportunity to feed the kangaroos at 11.30 am on weekends ($5/adult, $2.50/child).