Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard

Established in 1992, Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard is an award-winning boutique winery that has been given a prestigious 5-star rating by James Halliday for six consecutive years. Located in Lenswood – just 35 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD – Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard is nestled high in the Adelaide Hills and offers sweeping views of the stunning natural surroundings. With a cellar door and restaurant on-site, the winery is the perfect location for small and intimate functions, special occasions and corporate events.

The steeply sloping vineyard is home to 19,000 vines, which are planted in soil that’s rich with white quartz and sandstone. Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard specialise in cool-climate wines, including sauvignon blanc, riesling, chardonnay, rosé, méthode traditionelle sparkling, pinot noir and shiraz, along with a premium-wine series. To achieve the high-quality wines for which Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard is so well-renowned, the vineyard is hand-pruned and all the grapes are handpicked.

The cellar door and chef-hatted restaurant are open seven days a week, and offer wine tastings and lunch. The provenance of wine and food is an important part of Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard’s philosophy. The restaurant’s menu showcases modern Australian cuisine, and is defined by seasonal and locally grown produce that heroes the Adelaide Hills region.

Constructed with largely eco-friendly building materials, the rustic cellar door features recycled timber beams from the old Port Adelaide wool store, recycled jarrah floorboards and large bi-fold timber doors and windows. With a spectacular 360-degree open fireplace, the cellar door provides the perfect escape during the cooler months. Overlooking the breathtaking surrounding ranges, the expansive eucalypt-shaded lawn and three-tiered timber deck area are ideal spaces in which visitors can enjoy a relaxed glass of wine with family and friends.

 

 

TASTING NOTES

2016 Hand Picked Riesling

Produced from five different clones that enhance the continued varietal flavours, this brilliantly clear riesling has a steely crispness. Initial light floral aromas give way to juicy citrus flavours, accompanied by the slightest hint of musk.

2016 Old Apple Block Chardonnay

Made with fruit from the winery’s highest-yielding vineyard and kept in French oak for ten months, this straw green chardonnay displays light citrus aromas combined with nectarine and hints of toasty cashew. With a wonderfully creamy, multi- tiered finish from extended time spent on lees, this wine has excellent cellaring potential.

2016 Old Pump Shed Pinot Noir

Deep crimson in colour, the perfumed bouquet displays aromas of strawberries and herbs with hints of rhubarb and dark cherry. Firm, well-balanced tannins and the masterful use of French oak add to the complexity and deliver a rich and savoury wine that will reward patient cellaring.

2016 Shiraz

Displaying the true characteristics of a cool-climate shiraz, this wine has flavours of red and blue berries with hints of white pepper and spice, while gentle tannins emanate from time spent in French oak. A wine with elegance, poise and wonderful length, it will only get better with careful cellaring.

 

 

  • Getting There: 166 Harris Road,
  • Suburb: Lenswood
  • Phone: (08) 8389 8339
  • Email: [javascript protected email address]
  • Website: www.mtloftyrangesvineyard.com.au
  • Cellar Door: Open 11:00am–6:00pm Friday to Sunday and public holidays Other times by appointment
  • Restaurant: Rustic gourmet cuisine
  • Weddings & Functions: Yes
  • Accommodation: No
  • Additional Features: Vineyard tours, wine flights matched with local artisan cheese, wine club and online wine sales



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