The Adelaide Hills are renowned for their excellent and varied wines. Most of these vineyards are a stone’s throw from Mount Lofty House, so when you visit, you can make a short trip and indulge yourself with a wine tasting, and take home a few bottles, too!
SINCLAIR GULLY 2013 WOODED CHARDONNAY
This single vineyard, new French oak barrel fermented wine is created from grapes from Sinclair Gully’s Norton Summit winery. It has alternating scent notes of pear, citrus and biscuit, a concentrated palate and crisp finish, making a beautifully refreshing and sophisticated wine. If you love a good modern chardonnay, you’ll love this one from Sinclair Gully.
PIKE AND JOYCE 2015 VUE DU NORD PINOT NOIR
This stunning red has earthy herbal, bush and forest notes of rosemary, thyme and eucalypt, reminiscent of a sojourn in natural environs, like that of Mount Lofty House. It has a solid weight and structure, along with a profile containing blacker fruits. If you love an intensely luxurious pinot noir, the Vue Du Nord’s for you.
HAHNDORF HILL WINERY GRU GRUNER VELTLINER 2016
This illustrious wine is a vision. Being praised as authentic and fresh by revered wine critics, it has won several gold medals at prestigious wine competitions, including a Double Gold Medal at the Six Nations Wine Challenge. Originating from a unique terroir of an old slate mine upon which the vineyard lies in the Adelaide Hills, this wine reflects that unique minerality. Don’t miss out on tasting a winner with the Gruner Veltliner!
THE LANE VINEYARD 2010 JC SHIRAZ CABERNET SAUVIGNON
This single winery shiraz cabernet is a beautiful blend, fermented in French oak using wines from the oldest vines at The Lane. This divine drop evokes beautiful fruits and has strong structure and power, as well as an elegant mouthfeel. If you’re after a shiraz cabernet with elegance and authority, the JC Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon is one to try.
2016 HOWARD VINEYARD ROSÉ
This innovative wine leaves one feeling as bright and fresh as its vibrant salmon colour. With a light aromatic profile and aromas of strawberry, cherry and musk, which leads on to a palate of strawberry and cherries, it makes a beautiful dry wine for a spring or summer picnic.
When you stay at Mount Lofty House, you have the luxury of having the wineries of the Adelaide Hills within close proximity. Take a tour to a few of these wineries to sample their award-winning wines, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings with a glass in your hand.