BREAKING the tranquility of soft acoustic tones and conversations over wine, the roar of 25 motorbikes was heard around DiGiorgio Family Wines on Saturday.
The Variety SA V2 Motorcycle Run was passing through Coonawarra, with the convoy making a stop at DiGiorgios' for the second year in a row.
The ride raises money to enrich the lives of SA children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs by helping them to live, laugh and learn.
The stop in Coonawarra was day three of the four-day trip which set out from Adelaide, came down to the SE through Mundulla, onto Dunkeld and them Torquay and back along the Great Ocean Road.
The run's chairman Mark Pickard, although a little saddle sore, was in good spirits at the stop in wine country.
"We're having a whale of a time," he said. "It's been great."
The group of 60 - including riders, some partners, support crew and even their helicopter pilot, have been fundraising on the way and were hoping to raise in excess of $180,000 for the trip.
While at DiGiorgios the group treated people to a ride in their support helicopter, for a donation to the cause.
They spent Saturday night at the Naracoorte Hotel before setting back off on the road.
The V2 Motorcycle run has been going since 2008 and is designed as an "upmarket" event for motorbike enthusiasts who enjoy firing up their bikes for a four day luxury cruise with an emphasis on "good roads, good scenery and good company" according to Mr Pickard, who has been involved in all five rides to date.
So far the run has raised more than $1 million for children in need in SA.