Nov 19, 2012

Walkabout, Tilbrook Estate

Located in the historic Adelaide Hills town of Lobethal, in the old Onkaparinga Woollen Mill is the home of one of the smallest “grape to bottle” wineries in the Adelaide Hills, Tilbrook Estate. Don’t be put off by its small size. James hand crafts some wonderful wines in the style of, and drawing inspiration from, the classic French wine regions of Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and Alsace. James Tilbrook and his wife Annabelle planted their first eight acres in 1999 after being involved in wine making as far afield as Oregon in the United States.

James tries to allow the vineyard to do the talking and to interfere as little as possible with the winemaking process. “Wine should be a reflection of place if at all possible” says James.
With the advent of warmer weather, it’s time to fire up the wood fired brick oven. With a new page called “Menu” under the “Visit our Cellar Door” page. This lists what is offered, including their popular Adelaide Hills Gourmet platter and of course, those great Wood Oven Pizzas to enjoy while sitting in the lovely courtyard area.

With the famous Lobethal Markets starting back up now is the perfect time to visit Tilbrook Estate for some good wine and food and check out the market and make a day of it in the Adelaide Hill’s.

The Cellar door is open during the week 10 – 3, weekends 11 – 5, closed Wednesday. If you would like to go and see them outside these hours please give them a call at 08 8389 5318! 1 Adelaide Lobethal Road, Lobethal SA 5241.

Koala ‘Recomends” you stop by and say hi to James.

Happy tasting,

Kiwi & Koala

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