“Winella” lifestyle property; Stylish home, exceptional vineyard, unique history – all on 16 acres hidden in Penola.

This unique story starts back in 1866, when Mary MacKillop’s first school was housed in the historic “Winella Cottage” on the grounds of the property. While that particular cottage hasn’t lasted the test of time, within the grounds remains the freestone fettler cottages; a reminder of a bygone era and a tribute to the pioneers of the South East.

Today “Winella” is one of Penola’s most prestigious properties. Hidden away, a design inspired home with stunning garden and vineyard surroundings; A rural life within walking distance to the heart of town.

The home;

On approach, past the orchard and at the end of the meandering white metal driveway awaits the home; Worthy of a cover of any lifestyle magazine.

Beyond the iceberg roses and the immaculately maintained box hedging a grand double door entry presents itself. Step inside and you are in the heart of this country luxe home; An expansive open plan space filled with the warmth of jarrah floorboards and natural light from the Northerly aspect.

What an entertainer’s delight; A kitchen equipped with Euro appliances, stone benchtops, walk-in pantry and huge underground wine cellar. A choice of casual or formal dining, or better still dine outdoors and take in the absolute delight of the surrounding all season garden and picturesque vineyards.

The design is smart; Perfect for families or couples who love to have guests. A master suite at one end with WIR and spa ensuite. The remainder of the bedrooms, all very spacious are at the opposite end of the house together with a second living area which makes for a quiet retreat and place to contemplate.  

The house has been meticulously well thought through making this home so easy to live in. Comfortable all year round with ducted heating and cooling throughout. And for those who like the romance, a wood slow combustion fireplace, almost essential for those cold South East winter evenings.

The vineyard;

10 acres established, irrigated Cabernet Sauvignon situated in the famous Coonawarra GI. Vines with proven history of producing exceptional fruit, reflected by the continued interest with the wine industry heavy weights. What a set up; A 5 bay shed and workshop, three-phase power and three bores all add weight to this outstanding asset. A 6.74ML taking licence is also included.

There is so much more to love about this property;

-          3 toilets.

-          Formal dining room / office.

-          Woolen carpets to all bedrooms.

-          Incredible amount of storage.

-          Huge laundry with more storage and fold down ironing station.

-          Solar hot water.

-          90,000L rainwater.

-          Pergola.

-          Outdoor BBQ area / fire pit.

-          Fruit orchard.

-          Chook & dog yards.

This idyllic country lifestyle is awaiting you now.


5 2 5
Address 8 Robe Rd, Penola
Price SOLD
Property Type residential
Property ID 625
Category Acreage Semi-rural
Land Area 16.26 ac
Floor Area 367 m2

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