We finished building our environmentally / eco-friendly cellar door in 2021. It 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, as well as renewable energy.
Thermal modelling on our cellar door, which is partially sunk into a hillside, shows a mean annual temperature of around 22℃. Part of our aim in building this cellar door is to show people that building sustainably needn’t cost the earth and ongoing energy cost can be minimal. You’ll be amazed to learn that the whole build was done for $275,000! Plus our average energy bill is just $200 (bearing in mind our kitchen is all electrical), because we use the solar PV whilst we are open and then pump the rest back into the grid.
Our beautiful Kauri pine tables were crafted by Roger Dyer, a Ballarat artisan and long time friend, from old vinegar vats. You’ll also be treated to amazing views over the upper Onkaparinga Valley. You’ll see orchards, vineyards, pastures, kangaroos, cattle, native birds plus be “up in the clouds” on a wet, wintry day, or in amongst it on a sunny day with nature all around!
Bookings are highly recommended. All tastings are seated hosted tastings. We offer you the whole of our wine range to taste . This includes our new Estate wines and our hope! range. After the bushfire these were wines were sold to us at cost, so we could get back on our feet. We had no grapes in Vintage 2020, less than a tonne in 2021 and a third of our usual in 2022. We are on the path to recovery but it takes time.
The name came from all the amazing acts of generosity from individuals and companies that gave us “hope!” that we would be able to carry on. Now visitors to our cellar door are doing the same by contributing to the rejuvenation and replanting of our vineyard and rebuilding of our winery.
Tastings are between 45 minutes long and an hour. Please book here for tastings for groups less than 9 people. For larger groups between 9 and 30 people, please contact us. If you would like to have a tasting followed by lunch, this is now only available to groups of up to 8 people: – please go to the Book Now button under the Lunch heading. We are open Saturday and Sunday and most Public Holidays for tastings, sales and Italian food by internationally awarded pizza guru, Enrico Sgarbossa. We are also open Fridays for tastings and small eats 12 to 4 pm, and then dinner 5 to 9 pm (see below to book)Book Now
Enjoy lunch by the fire in our beautiful cellar door with amazing views or relax outside during the warmer months. We are now open Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays for tastings and sales and we serve stone cooked pizzas, made by internationally awarded pizza guru, Enrico Sgarbossa, between 12 and 3.30pm on weekends. Read here for an amazing review of the cellar door, the food and the wine.
Bookings are highly recommended. Based on experience we have allowed up to 2 hours for a lunch booking. Please book here for for groups less than 9 people and if you would like to do a tasting followed by lunch. If you would like to book a birthday party, special occasion party or wedding please contact us direct with the form on that page. If you want to make a last minute booking on the day, after we open, you can ring us on 0450 151 770 and we will try to fit you in.Book Now
Friday night dinners at the cellar door are the perfect way to start your weekend. Doors open from 5.00 till 8.30 pm. Dine In or Takeaway! Last orders 7.45pm.Book Now
12 Sourdough Bruschetta /Organic tomato , Garlic and Origano ( 2 pieces )
15 “Farinata” / Flat chickpea bread served with butter and black pepper. ( GF )
15 Antipasto / Mix of salami and Cheeses board served with our homemade sourdough bread (pp)
24 Margherita / Tomato, fior di latte mozzarella, fresh basil emulsion (add buffalo $6) (veg)
24 Vegan Margherita / Tomato, Home made Tofu emulsion, Basil (vegan)
29 Cotto e Carciofi / Tomato, fior di latte mozzarella, triple smoked Ham, provolone cheese, artichoke cream.
29 Diavola / Tomato, fior di latte mozzarella, casalingo salami, local made chili salsa emulsion .
29 Eggplant Parmi/ Sugo di pomodoro, Eggplant “chips” , fresh mozzarella, ricotta & parmesan cheese and mix infusion oil .(veg)
29 Porchetta e capsicum / Tomato , fior di latte mozzarella, local made porchetta and capscium emulsion.
29 Ortolana / Tomato, fior di latte mozzarella, mix organic seasonal veggies. (veg)
29 Romana / Tomato , spanish anchovies , capers, olives, confit garlic , oregano.
6 Home made Gluten free base available.
5 Add salami / cheeses
29 Special pasta of the week, please ask the waiter .
18 Caprese Salad ( Fresh local tomato, buffalo mozzarella and basil. )
15 Organic Spinach and pear salad with balsamic vinegar and Feta cheese .
5 per scoop / Local made GELATO Vanilla or Dark chocolate .
20 Calzone with Nutella .
10 “Affogato” Vanilla gelato with espresso coffee.
We now offer gift cards! Ideal as presents these can be redeemed for anything we sell in the cellar door: tastings, lunch and wine. Please have a look on our wine store: – tastings are $10 pp and for lunch look at the menu then decide how much you would like to give. For example two tastings, antipasto for two and a Margherita and Diavolo pizza come to $100, so you could buy two $50 vouchers to cover that cost.Book Now