Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard

A boutique Winery and Cellar Door in the Adelaide Hills

Wine Tasting at Mt Lofty Ranges

Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard, nestled high in the Adelaide Hills at Lenswood, South Australia, is a family-owned boutique winery that has garnered a five-star rating for its commitment to sustainability, quality, and expression of terroir. Established in 1992 on a site once dedicated to apple orcharding, the vineyard has evolved to produce exceptional wines from Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir varieties. The unique sandy, clay loam soil, enriched with quartz, sandstone, and ironstone, coupled with the vineyard's steep slopes, ensures optimal drainage and contributes to the distinct minerality and complexity of their wines. With a history of hand caned pruning and hand picking, Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard exemplifies the labor of love that goes into each bottle, offering a true 'vineyard to glass' experience that reflects the unique characteristics of the Lenswood terroir.

Under the stewardship of Sharon Pearson and Garry Sweeney since 2009, the vineyard has continued to thrive, with half of the property preserved as natural bushland, home to a diverse range of native wildlife. This commitment to environmental stewardship not only enhances the biodiversity of the region but also ensures the sustainability of their viticultural practices. The result is a portfolio of wines that are not only a reflection of the Adelaide Hills' unique climate and soil but also a testament to the vineyard's dedication to quality and environmental responsibility.

Visit Mt Lofty Ranges in Adelaide Hills

The Cellar Door and restaurant at Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard offer an immersive experience into the world of boutique winemaking, set against the picturesque backdrop of the Adelaide Hills. Recognised for its excellence with a consistent 5-star rating by James Halliday, the Cellar Door provides an engaging, hosted tasting experience where guests can delve into the nuances of the vineyard's single estate wines. The restaurant, led by Head Chef Jesse White and Restaurant Supervisor Karli Nicholas, champions a seasonal menu that showcases the best of local and regional South Australian produce, perfectly paired with Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard's wines.

With its stunning design featuring wide timber decks, an open fireplace, and a split-level patio, the venue offers a warm, rustic ambience that complements the breathtaking valley views. Whether enjoying a premium dining experience indoors during the frosty Adelaide winters or basking in the sun on the outdoor patio, visitors are treated to an indulgent sensory experience that marries the estate's award-winning wines with mouth-watering cuisine, all while soaking in the enviable views of the Adelaide Hills.

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Book a tasting at Mt Lofty Ranges

For those seeking a premium Adelaide Hills wine and dining experience, Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard is an essential destination. The vineyard invites guests to explore its acclaimed range of wines through tailored tasting sessions that highlight the vineyard's unique terroir and winemaking philosophy. Open daily for walk-in wine sales and tastings, the Cellar Door is complemented by a chef-hatted restaurant offering a menu inspired by sustainability and the finest local ingredients. Tasting experiences, starting at $15 per person, promise a journey through the vineyard's core offerings, with the option to elevate the experience with selections from their premium small batch Macclesfield Range and Italian varietals.

Whether it's for a casual wine tasting, a gourmet picnic amidst the vineyard's scenic beauty, or a sumptuous meal at the restaurant, Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard provides an unforgettable escape into the heart of South Australia's wine country. With its stunning views, exquisite wines, and a commitment to sustainability and quality, Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard encapsulates the best of the Adelaide Hills, offering a truly immersive vineyard experience.

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