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Woodstock Wines Coterie

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!


Wed - Sun | 12:00 - 15:00




cellar door open daily

Modern Australian

$30 - $38 | mains

$60 | chef's selection


08 8383 0156

215 Douglas Gully Rd | Blewitt Springs


Just a short 500m from Karawatha Cottages, nestled below huge old gum trees is the Woodstock Wine Estate, featuring their 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 with a full kitchen (after a offering a reduced menu only for much of 2021 and 2022).

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. During the warmer months, you will find picnic tables set up throughout the extensive garden - perfect for a leisurely afternoon lunch.

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 cellar door is open daily (1am-4pm) for wine tastings ( from $10 pp) and the wine bar & kitchen is open Wednesday to Sundays, from midday until 3pm.

The menu is all created with sharing in mind. There is a large range of 'small plates', featuring delicious staples like grilled haloumi, shiraz glazed pan fried chorizo and more. Best of all -- the famous Woodstock Pate is back! Definitely something not to miss.

As you would expect for a winery restaurant, the mains (or larger plates as they are called) include wine inspired dishes, from black mussels in Riesling to braised beef cheeks in Cabernet sauce.  All very tasty when we enjoyed them on our last visit, even despite a few short falls - like the gluten-free requirement was missed (fortunately we double checked when the food arrived - and the extra wait was easily forgiven thanks to a glass of complimentary wine).

Compared to other fine dining restaurants in the region, the larger plates are a bit pricy, in particular as you will need to add some of the sides to actually feed you; we recommend to choose the Coterie Seasonal Table and enjoy the Chef's selection of a range of smaller and larger plates.

Or alternatively, on weekends from October through to April, our favourite is what they call the Pergola Bar - outdoor seating in the garden, and you choose from the bar menu ... which includes an really outstanding Flammekuchen: a baked flat bread from the Alscace region, traditionally topped with diced speck, leek and sourcream. Pairs just perfectly with a glass of white or rose! 

And as always at a winery restaurant, it's great to taste a few wines before picking 'the one' to enjoy for lunch. 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 per person).

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At Karawatha Cottages you can choose from three luxurious cottages - each individually furnished and fully equipped - ideal for a short-break or weekend getaway in McLaren Vale - or a longer stay to explore all the food & wine, our beaches and the Fleurieu Peninsula

Already decided on your favourite cottage? 

There is no better place to book your McLaren Vale accommodation than direct with us - better rates, later check-out, a complimentary set of wine pourer and the opportunity to organise extras (from cheese platters and bubbles to bespoke experiences) already today.  

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