Starting out in 1994 with just 24 hectares of vines, Nepenthe was driven to become one of the Adelaide Hills’ benchmark wineries. Now, Nepenthe oversees three vineyards and is widely recognised for producing premium wines that showcase the diverse and wild nature of the region.

Nepenthe’s vineyards consist of proven varieties such as pinot noir, chardonnay, shiraz and sauvignon blanc, as well as emerging varieties like grüner veltliner, arneis and zinfandel.

Nepenthe approaches winemaking with a minimal intervention philosophy, and the team believe that good-quality wine is made in the vineyard. Nepenthe sources fruit from a variety of sites throughout the Adelaide Hills, which achieves complexity in its wines. Never one to rest on its laurels, Nepenthe is constantly Contact Details    exploring new techniques to capture the essence of the region’s distinct micro-climates and varieties. Created by master craftsmen, Nepenthe’s wines are vibrant, fresh and textural.

Available throughout Australia and exported to select international markets, Nepenthe’s wines are celebrated for their quality and regional expression, and have impressed both the media and public throughout the world.

Nepenthe specialises in cool-climate, fruit-driven wines that are known for their elegant aromatics and textural palates. At Nepenthe’s cellar door in Balhannah, you can enjoy a guided tasting session of these unique wines, many of which are only available at the cellar door.

Boasting stunning views of the vineyard and the Mount Lofty ranges, Nepenthe’s cellar door is a warm and cosy environment in winter and a wonderful entertainment facility in summer. To complete the experience, the cellar door also offers antipasto options, which can be enjoyed on the deck or as a picnic on the lawns.

Nepenthe warmly invites you to discover its award-winning range of wines, which exemplify the versatility and scope of the Adelaide Hills wine region.




Nepenthe Winemaker’s Selection Grüner Veltliner

An emerging variety, grüner veltliner has found its home in the Adelaide Hills. Only available at Nepenthe’s cellar door, this wine displays notes of spice and white nectarines with subtle hints of wild honey. There is also a generous palate weight and length, with grapefruit and pineapple acidity.

Nepenthe Winemaker’s Selection Arneis

Arneis is a wonderful option for people who prefer a wine with bright acidity that’s backed by a fantastic fruit lift and palate texture. This wine exhibits pear and almonds on the nose, and apple and spiced pear on the palate, and finishes delightfully nutty and dry. This wine is only available at Nepenthe’s cellar door.

Nepenthe Pinnacle Ithaca Chardonnay

The high altitude, ancient terroir and pristine air of the Adelaide Hills produces chardonnay grapes with amazing purity, and Nepenthe’s aim is to craft wines that demonstrate the affinity between this variety and the region. This chardonnay exhibits lemon blossom, grapefruit and nectarine flavours with subtle oak complexity, and has exceptional length and natural acidity.

Nepenthe Pinnacle Good Doctor Pinot Noir

It may not be possible to cure all ailments, but premium pinot noir will bring you joy. Made with handpicked fruit and displaying brooding purple fruits and spice on the nose, this wine has a rich and powerful palate with bright herbal tones that are matched by strawberry and black cherry characters.




  • Getting There: 93 Jones Road,
  • Suburb: Balhannah
  • Phone: (08) 8398 8899
  • Email: [javascript protected email address]
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  • Cellar Door: Open 10:00am–4:00pm, Monday to Sunday daily excluding Good Friday and Christmas Day
  • Restaurant: No
  • Weddings & Functions: Yes (By appointment only)
  • Accommodation: No
  • Additional Features: Seasonal wine offers, winery memberships, and online wine sales.

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