Lenswood Cellar Door

where wine is hand made with passion!

Come and visit our rustic cellar door and winery in our Lenswood vineyard. This used to be in the old Onkaparinga Woollen Mill in the historic Adelaide Hills town of Lobethal. Our vineyard 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 “pop up” cellar door, which is next door in a side opening shipping container, equals a unique experience all in the one place! We are a working vineyard and 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 halfway between Lobethal and Lenswood, at 1856 Lobethal Road

When you visit us, you can 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 mulled wine is a must have! “

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

 

 

We are open Thursday to Monday 12 noon to 5 pm (closed Tuesday and Wednesday) for tastings and sales. Occasionally you might find our wine dog, Lucy, is there to greet you as well as the winemaker! Please wear warm and sensible clothing when visiting as there can be a breeze sometimes. Also please note we are closed when it is wet or very windy.

Over Winter we are offering a wine and wood fired pizza on a Saturday or Sunday, whenever the weather is forecast to be good . This means mainly sunny, dry and with light winds. We will be offering a choice of two of our most popular pizzas from when we were in the Old Mill: Our Burra Black Sheep pizza and our Caramelized Onion pizza. Please see the menu for details (choices highlighted in red). Please contact us via email if you would like to go on our contact list, and we will let you know when the next event is on (when the weather is good enough!!)

 

 

 

Over the coming 6 to 8 months we are building an environmentally / eco friendly cellar door that is zero net carbon and powered by solar pv and thermal. Second to our passion for wine is our passion for sustainable building design and materials, and renewable energy and storage. Zero net carbon is harder to achieve than carbon neutral although the two sound similar. ZNC means we look at the carbon content of everything in the build and include the “grey” content which includes the transport to get it to our site. We aim to start with as low a total as possible. We can then offset this with a wood lot that we are planting as a carbon storage site as well as a habitat for native animals and a wildlife corridor. On top of that comes the solar pv, solar thermal and potentially a wind turbine. Initially we will be grid connected so that we can pay back the carbon used in the construction. Once we hit zero net carbon we will disconnect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come and see our plans, watch this exciting project as it takes shape and talk to James about the ideas and products that he has woven into it.

As we are passionate about sustainability we will be having a Tesla destination charger and another EV charge point. You can bring your Electric Vehicle and recharge whilst having a tasting, having lunch or at a function or event we are holding!

We have done thermal modeling on our cellar door, which is partially sunk into a hillside, and it maintains an even temperature year round of around 20 degrees C. Part of our aim in building this cellar door is to show people a model of how to build sustainably and with no ongoing energy costs, at a price that most people can afford.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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5 of 5 bubblesI 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, 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. A great afternoon, we really loved it.

 

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