Woolly Villain

A boutique Winery and Cellar Door in the Adelaide Hills

Wine Tasting at Woolly Villain

Woolly Villain, an Adelaide Hills winery, embodies a spirit of experimentation and boldness, diverging from traditional winemaking norms to offer a unique viticultural adventure. Established on the Kenton Creek Estate, the winery draws inspiration from the cantankerous Suffolk sheep that roam its vineyards, symbolising the brand's penchant for pushing boundaries and challenging conventional expectations. Since its inception in 2014, Woolly Villain has focused on producing small-batch wines that are quintessentially Adelaide Hills, with a twist on classic varieties such as Chardonnay, Rose, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Merlot, Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Pinot Noir Rose.

The winery prides itself on crafting wines that incorporate unexpected flavours and characteristics, offering a refreshing take on well-loved varietals. By adhering to biodynamic practices as much as possible and minimising the use of sulphides, Woolly Villain ensures that its wines are a true expression of the region’s terroir, with each glass inviting drinkers to experience the rich soil of Kenton Valley.

Visit Woolly Villain in Adelaide Hills

Woolly Villain's Cellar Door experience is uniquely integrated with Emma & Ivy, a local food, wine, and plant studio that features Woolly Villain wines. This collaboration provides visitors with a casual yet immersive wine and food experience, where the winery's offerings can be enjoyed alongside a variety of dishes throughout the day. Whether it's a post-brunch wine or a relaxing evening drink, Emma & Ivy creates a welcoming atmosphere for tasting Woolly Villain wines. For those looking to enjoy Woolly Villain's wines at home, options include online purchases, local retailer pickups, or indulgent hampers available from Emma & Ivy.

With an emphasis on community and accessibility, Woolly Villain and Emma & Ivy invite everyone, regardless of their wine knowledge, to partake in the joy of wine tasting and discovery. This approach demystifies the wine experience, encouraging gatherings, conversations, and the shared pleasure of exploring innovative wines without the pretense often associated with wine culture.

You can expect the following from a tasting at Woolly Villain:

Book a tasting at Woolly Villain

Bookings at Woolly Villain's Cellar Door, through Emma & Ivy, are recommended for all tasting experiences, ensuring guests can fully engage with the winery's diverse range of wines. This booking policy facilitates a smooth and enjoyable visit, allowing visitors to delve into the experimental and surprising aspects of Woolly Villain's offerings in a relaxed setting. Through its partnership with Emma & Ivy, Woolly Villain extends an invitation to explore its bold and creative wines, emphasising good company, laughter, and the simple pleasures of wine tasting. The winery stands as a testament to the innovative spirit of the Adelaide Hills, offering a wine experience that is both tantalizingly undefinable and distinctly accessible.

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