About the Limestone Coast
Water and layers of limestone laid down over centuries form the heart of the Limestone Coast. The limestone feeds rich pastures and fine wines, the water nurtures seafood – and the locals nurture visitors.
Reaching from the Coorong at the Murray River mouth to the Glenelg River in the east, the Limestone Coast is known for its seafaring past and natural wonders, with over 20 national and internationally heritage listed sites dotted throughout the region. The Limestone Coast is where you can see and taste the nature of local because this is the home of the world famous Coonawarra wine region. Just 12km of terra rossa soil over that limestone bed produces wines with a character found nowhere else.
And to go along with those wines, this is also the home of a thriving gourmet food industry, including local honeys, native preserves, pickled walnuts and emu mettwurst. Amongst these local enterprises are many award-winning producers. Here you will find the famed lobsters that are a favourite with the locals and the renowned wagyu beef is also raised on these pastures along with lamb, kangaroo, duck and venison.
Relaxed and welcoming, the Limestone Coast brings nature’s bounty to your plate. All you have to do is enjoy yourself.