Tilbrook Estate

South Australia | Adelaide Hills

Our Review

James and Annabelle Tilbrook have almost 5ha of multi-clone chardonnay and pinot noir, plus sauvignon blanc and pinot gris, at Lenswood. The winery and cellar door are in the old Onkaparinga Woollen Mills building in Lobethal; this not only provides an atmospheric home, but also helps meet the very strict environmental requirements of the Adelaide Hills in dealing with winery waste water. English-born James came to Australia in 1986, aged 22, but a car accident led to his return to England. Working for Oddbins and passing the WSET diploma set his future course. He returned to Australia, met Annabelle, purchased the vineyard and began planting it in '99. Exports to the UK and Singapore. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Winemaker James Tilbrook
Region Adelaide Hills
Address 1856 Lobethal Road, Lobethal, SA 5241
Established 1999
Dozens 1000
Vineyards (area) 3.97 ha
Opening Hours Fri-Sun & public hols 11-5
Telephone (08) 8389 5318
Website tilbrookestate.com.au/