Goona Warra Vineyard was founded in 1863 by an early Premier of the State of Victoria.
The name "Goona Warra" translated from the local Indigenous dialect as "resting place of black swan", and our labels still proudly display the original black swan logo.
Goona Warra should not be confused with the much larger "Coonawarra" region in South Australia where vines were first planted in the 1890's. "Coonawarra" translated from the regional aboriginal dialect as "honeysuckle".
Sunbury's unique microclimate, where maritime and mountain climes converge, produces elegant cool climate table wines. Recognition of excellence has been afforded to these wines by the granting of the Geographic Indication of "Sunbury" to wines of the region. This classification carries the protection of international law.
Goona Warra is a small estate where wines are hand made from hand-picked fruit to reflect the philosophy of the owners. Our wines express the ”terroir” of this historic site and are true to our motto: Tradition - Authenticity - Integrity. Estate grown varieties include Semillon, Chardonnay, Roussanne, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Shiraz and the rare Cabernet Franc.