James and Annabelle Tilbrook established Tilbrook Estate in 1999, after an extensive search of Australian cool climate regions led them to Lenswood - one of the coolest wine grape growing areas in the Adelaide Hills and Australia.
Our philosophy was simple: “Hand made by our hands”. We were one of only a few Adelaide Hills wineries that did everything from growing the grapes, to making the wine to bottling it ourselves. Our winery and cellar door were originally located in the old Onkaparinga Woollen Mill, in the nearby town of Lobethal. We relocated both the winery and cellar door in 2018 to our vineyard, while we began to realise our dream of building an environmentally friendly cellar door.
Inspired by the classic French wine regions, we set up our vineyard using ideas and practices common in the French wine regions but far from common here.
Eight acres of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir were initially planted in 1999. Then one acre of Sauvignon Blanc in 2003, an acre of Chardonnay for sparkling wine base in 2004, and in 2006 an acre of Pinot Gris for our popular dessert wine.
This is our Hope! range, which is generously being supplied to us by two local wineries so we can continue to trade, until we can start making our own wine again.
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Due to current space restrictions, bookings are now essential for wine tastings.
Please note that children and non-drinkers are included in your group size as they contribute to our capacity.
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