Cabernet golf tees off

GOLF DAY: The DiGiorgio Family Wines Team will be 1 of 9 Coonawarra Winery Teams to take to the greens.

WINE lovers and golf enthusiasts are in for a treat this month with the return of the Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations Golf Day.

Returning as a feature in the month-long festival calendar, the first of five weekend event teed off today.

25 registered teams are set to play across the month with Coonawarra Vignerons marketing and events officer Heidi Eldridgeexcited at its return.

“It is a fabulous networking event, as well as being an all-round great day out with Coonawarra wines being showcased throughout the day,” Ms Eldridge said.

“Once again, we have had a tremendous response to this year’s Golf Day with a mix of Coonawarra Wine Industry teams, sponsor teams, and public teams set to participate.”

Even during Covid-19 times, the event has been a drawcard for those outside the Limestone Coast and is anticipated to grow even further in future years.

“Following the success of the 2020 event we have increased the registration numbers to welcome greater participation,” Ms Eldgridge said.

“We can only imagine how many more teams may have registered if border restrictions with Victoria weren’t in place.

“Our Western Border and greater Victorian neighbours are exceptionally loyal to Coonawarra and they love any opportunity they get to experience Coonawarra on the ground.

“The golf day is one of these unique and authentic days that allows people the opportunity to mingle and network with the wine community, while enjoying some great food and of course our premium wines.”

Teams will be vying for a chance to claim the title of Coonawarra Golf Day Champions and to wear the coveted perpetual ‘Red Jackets’, along with other novelty prizes throughout the day.

The Ambrose event is open to teams of 4, and all interested golfers, be it novice or pro are encouraged to take part.