A rural town on the way up (what a rarity!), Penola (population 1710) is the kind of place where you walk down the main street and three people say 'Hello!' to you before you reach the pub. The town is famous for two things: first, for its association with the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, cofounded in 1867 by Australia's first saint, Mary MacKillop; and second, for being smack-bang in the middle of the Coonawarra wine region (killer cabernets).
Top experiences in Penola & the Coonawarra Wine Region