Many moons ago, or many wines ago shall we say, I was introduced to a boutique winery which was bursting with warmth, personality and incredible platters. It’s my mums local, and I kinda wish it was mine to because it’s divine.
The cellar door I’m talking about is home of Lobethal Road.
Whether your after a cheeky wine, a extended brunch by the fire or just want somewhere to sit in the sun and take in the view then look no further than this little beauty. Every time we visit we are made to feel at home, Inga, Dave and the cellar door girls always welcome us with a massive smile and are happy to pour out tastings (decent size ones at that) and talk you through their latest and greatest.
While you stand there and have a taste you can admire all the lovely artwork that hangs on the hand built mudbrick walls, read the paper or hang out with resident wine dog Flynn in the outdoor area surrounded by the vines. Something else that I highly recommend when visiting the cellar door is to get yourself a platter, or in my case, two.
They have a cheese and a tasting platter available to suit all your foodie needs. The cheese platter is filled with Adelaide blue, Udder Delights brie and crackers and comes with the most delicious muscatels and quince. The tasting platter on the other hand comes with fresh salad greens, prosciutto, sopressa, metwurst, smoked salmon, marinated white anchovies, skordalia, aged cheddar, olives and pickles and a variety of crackers and bread to pile it all on top of. Now i’m sure you’ll understand why I had to get both.
To wash it all down with we snaffled a bottle of the Bacchant Shiraz. I’m not a big red wine drinker but I found this one to be very palatable and tasted a treat with a berry flavour. They also released a Sauvignon Blanc the day we attended and it tasted delightful, with flavours of passionfruit.
Lobethal Road wines also regularly partakes in the Adelaide Hills Crush Festival, and in the warmer months is home to local musicians where they offer some fabulous music on the weekends while your snacking and drinking away. The fabulous Ali Seedsman of “walk the talk” catering has also made regular appearances here when it comes to set menus and functions, dishing up incredible meals.
The cellar door is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 5pm.
You can find the Lobethal Road cellar door at 2254 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Mt Torrens.