Coriole & the Community
Donations and Sponsorship
Coriole makes a number of donations to community events. In addition sponsorship is an important part of Coriole's marketing and PR activities. We currently sponsor of a number of organisations including State Opera of SA, Seraphim Trio, the Independent Weekly and the Scotch College Art Show. Find out more about Coriole sponsorships.
Coriole Zoo project
Zoos SA in conjunction with Coriole Vineyards is pleased to announce the first in the 'Wild Wine' series. This 2006 Cabernet Sangiovese was supplied by Coriole with proceeds going to Conservation Ark, the conservation arm of Zoos SA.
Anna Chang, Visual Communications student from the University of South Australia, designed the label which depicts the corroboree frog, one of the many programs to benefit from the sale of the wine. The wine is being sold in packs of six for $90, so why not have a drink and help save animals from extinction at the same time?
Simply download an order form and send it into the address provided.
The Second Poet Series featuring Peter Goldsworthy
The Coriole Poet Series highlights leading contemporary poets - a stimulating blend of lively words and substantial wine. It aims to encourage the enjoyment of both. Six pack includes: Six bottles of Cabernet Barbera 2005, each with a different poem as a back label. The Inaugural Poet Series featured the poems of Jude Aquilina.
Coriole has a commitment to sustainability at many levels. For many years we have been working to regenerate native vegetation areas on the property. We do not use mains water; all water on the property is recycled, rain and bore. Viticulture and wine-making processes are achieved with minimal intervention.
Our organic vegetable garden grows produce for the restaurant. We are increasingly interested in bio management of the soil with compost teas and green manures.
We also take a keen interest in broader sustainability issues such as the state of our unique region and the impact of urban sprawl, infrastructure for the expanding population and town planning in and around McLaren Vale and neighbouring townships.
Local community news
Coriole has supported the establishment of a small community garden for the tenants of Common Ground Adelaide - a housing initiative for people at risk of homelessness and people on low incomes funded by the Adelaide City Council. Coriole recycled wine barrels now host an array of young fruit trees and a flourishing vegetable garden and recycled buckets are used to make Bokashi compost for the garden.