Lobethal Cellar Door & Winery

Cellar Door at Tilbrook Estate Wines, Adelaide Hills

Cellar Door at Tilbrook Estate

where wine is hand made with passion!

Come and visit our rustic cellar door and winery in the old Onkaparinga Woollen Mill. This is in the historic Adelaide Hills town of Lobethal. Built in the late 1890’s, our tall, red brick building previously housed machinery for fluffing up blankets and was known as the “raising room”. It is now home to one of the smallest wineries in the Adelaide Hills. We do the whole process from pressing the grapes, to fermenting & maturing, through to bottling. Plus the cellar door equals a unique experience all under one roof! Please note that we are a working winery and we offer a rustic, authentic, experience.

Tilbrook Estate wines can be purchased from our online wine store, Wines & Shop, or from our cellar door in Lobethal.

Also open to visitors in the Mill are the micro brewery Lobethal Bierhaus, and another cellar door Robert Johnson Vineyards. For those interested in history, there’s The Old Woollen Mill Museum, which is open by appointment.

When you visit us, you can see right into our working winery, talk with the winemaker, and taste wines that are served in some of the best restaurants and independent wine merchants in South Australia. We also export a little to an independent wine merchant in the East of England, called Nethergate Wines, and to a small importer in Singapore, called AscenVines!

 “The cheese platter is incredible and the mulled wine is a must have! “

5-star_fb“Our 2nd time back and brought friend with us. Absolutely lovely afternoon. Great wine and the pizza, best I’ve tasted for a long while. Thanks James. We’ll be back”

 

Wood oven pizzas!

On Fridays, weekends, and Public Holidays, we do wood oven pizzas, and Adelaide Hills gourmet platters. Over 70% of our produce is sourced from growers and producers in the Adelaide Hills! Please see Menu tab for details. If the weather is fine we have seating outside in our courtyard or there is a cosy, rustic, space inside the winery in the barrel “hall” if the weather doesn’t suit. Please make sure to book so you won’t be disappointed if we have run out, or if you require gluten free bases. Please allow 15 minutes for us to make and cook your pizza or platter, unless it is unexpectedly busy in which case it may take longer.                                                                               Please book by Thursday 9.00 AM if possible. We source all our food for the weekend on Thursday and may not be able to accommodate you if you book later than this. Please email your booking to cellar@tilbrookestate.com.au or if you would like further details. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Over the coming weeks we will be investing in email connectivity at our cellar door so that we can process late bookings during our opening hours.

On Fridays we are open 1.00 – 4.00 pm, for lunch, tastings and sales. Please make sure you book on Fridays, as we are only open by appointment. If we have bookings on the day and you are passing on the off chance then you are more than welcome to drop in! Some days during the week, if you are passing by and you see my silver VW Golf parked outside, please drop in. You might find our wine dog, Lucy, is there to greet you as well as the winemaker!

Hills produce platter

 

For groups of six or more Please look at the tab “Groups” which is under “Lobethal Cellar Door & Winery” on the menu.

“We had an incredible time at Tilbrook winery; the pizza was delicious and well worth the distance to get here and the mulled wine made the afternoon sensational. We would highly recommend this winery any day of the week!”

 

 

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“A unique little winery”

5 of 5 bubbles5 stars

I visited this winery for some wine tasting and lunch with friends today. If you want a big flash winery that has all the modern (and expensive) dining and wine tasting facilities, then don’t come here. If you want a unique experience, tasting wine that not only tastes great but is affordable too and at the same time enjoy a great wood fired pizza sitting amongst the wine barrels, or outside if the weather is good, then come to Tilbrook Estate. James really looked us (sic) and is obviously very proud of his wines and so he should be. I will also mention the waitress that also looked after us very well and was very pleasant. A great afternoon, we really loved it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adelaide Hills gourmet foods used in our pizzas and platters. Here’s a list of most of them!

Adelaide Hills Extra Virgin Olive oil. Grown at an olive grove near Gumeracha.

Lenswood Garlic. Organically grown purple variety by a very near neighbour to our Lenswood vineyard. How good is that!!

Udder Delights I am sorry we no longer use their cheeses on our platters.

La Vera peppato, haloumi, bocconcini  and mozzarella. Made in the Adelaide Foothills between Newton and Athelstone

B-d Farm Paris Creek fetta and sometimes their brie. Biodynamic dairy on the South Eastern edge of the Adelaide Hills.

Milano Olives king kalamata. Succulent black olives which are not too salty grown between Gumeracha and Birdwood.

Adelaide Hills Dips poppy seed skordahlia. Made in Uraidla.

Beerenberg Caramelized fig jam and onion jam. Beerenberg are an iconic Hills brand based in Hahndorf

Milano Olives. Kalamata olives grown, picked and packed at a now 20 year old grove between Gumeracha and Birdwood.

Harris smoked salmon from Hahndorf. We use their premium sliced salmon for our platters and their trimmings for our Salmon pizza. Their origins date back to a tiny coastal village in Suffolk called Orford where Richard Pinney set up a smokehouse in 1959, then his grandson moved to Australia and set up Springs Smoked Salmon in Mt Barker. Then he established Harris in Hahndorf and the quality is the best! Orford is also famed for its castle, which Henry II built, and also having TV star Ruth Watson’s Crown and Castle hotel. I am from Suffolk and I love Orford. I highly recommend visiting next time you are in England!

Skara hungarian salami and chorizo is made in Mt Barker, by Anthony Skara and his team.

Baylies plain lavash. Baylies started in Strathalbyn but moved to Woodside 10 years ago.

 

 

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