Cellar Door & Winery

where wine is hand made with passion!

The new, temporary, cellar door

Since March 2018 we have been located at our vineyard which is at 1856 Lobethal Road, about halfway between Lobethal and Lenswood on the main road.

For 16 years our rustic cellar door and winery was in 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 old cellar door in Lobethal

the “raising room”. Since we left it has become home to part of Udder Delights cheese factory. At the moment the Tasmanian oak doors which we put in as the entrance are still there because we have to get Heritage approval to remove them!

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

When you visit us, you can see the magnificent view over our vineyard and the Onkaparinga Valley, talk with the winemaker, and taste wines that are served in some of the best restaurants and independent wine merchants around Australia. We also export a little to an independent wine merchant in the East of England, called Nethergate Wines! Just recently The Wine Stable, in Singapore, also took on our wines.

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“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.”

On weekends, and Public Holidays, we do a small menu of wood oven pizzas. Over 70% of our produce is sourced from growers and producers in the Adelaide Hills! Please see Menu tab for details. Because we only have outdoors seating, please make sure to book in case the weather is forecasted to be inclement  and 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, unless it is unexpectedly busy in which case it may take longer. For groups please allow a minimum of 30 minutes to bring your freshly made food out.

On Fridays we are open 1pm – 4pm by appointment, for tastings and sales. However, it is best to book to make sure we are there! During the week James is often there, especially during Vintage or when he is bottling the next fabulous wine. If you see his Golf or the A board is out, please drop in, or give us a call! Some days our wine dog, Lucy, is there to greet you as well  as the winemaker!

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“A unique and quirky little winery”  – Visited October 2016

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.

Hills produce platter

Please make sure to book by Thursday 9.00 am if at all possible. We source all our produce on Thursdays so we may not be able to take your booking after this, if we don’t have enough food to go around!

For groups of eight 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!”

Adelaide Hills gourmet foods used in our pizzas and platters are available from our new display fridge:

Harris smoked salmon from Hahndorf. 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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