South Australia | Adelaide Hills

Our Review

Nepenthe quickly established its reputation as a producer of high quality wines, but founder Ed Tweddell died unexpectedly in 2006 and the business was purchased by Australian Vintage Limited the following year. The winery was closed in ’09 and winemaking operations transferred to McGuigan Wines (Barossa Valley). The Nepenthe winery has since been purchased by Peter Leske and Mark Kozned, and provides contract winemaking services via their Revenir venture. Nepenthe has 93ha of close-planted vines in the Adelaide Hills, with an exotic array of varieties. Exports to all major markets.


Nepenthe Wines was established in 1994, with just 24 hectares under vine, driven by the vision to become one of the region’s benchmark wineries, known for producing premium wines that showcase the unique nature of the wild and diverse Adelaide Hills. Our vineyards consist of traditional varietals such as Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc as well as emerging grapes such as Gruner Veltliner, Arneis and Zinfandel.

We adopt a minimal intervention approach to winemaking, believing good wine is made in the vineyard. We source from a variety of sites throughout the Adelaide Hills to achieve complexity and great quality in our wines. Never one to rest on our laurels, we are constantly exploring new vineyards and techniques to capture the essence of our micro-climates and varietals.

Our wines are vibrant, fresh and textural. Nepenthe’s wines have been recognised as benchmark examples of quality and regional expression throughout the world, impressing both critics and consumers.


Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Gruner Veltliner, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc

Cellar Door


Nepenthe’s cellar door offers stunning views over our Balhannah vineyard, where visitors are guided through a tasting of wines, many exclusive to our cellar door. We specialise in cool climate, fruit driven wines known for their elegant aromatics and textural complexities. To complete the experience deli boards of local cheeses and charcuterie are available to be enjoyed on our deck or visitors are welcome to bring their own picnics to have on our lawns while admiring the breathtaking view.


Monday – Sunday 10am – 5pm

Details are correct at time of writing

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Charcuterie and cheese boards sourced from local producers in the Adelaide Hills are available to be enjoyed on our deck or on our lawns while admiring the beautiful vista over our vineyards.

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

For all sales, distribution and marketing enquiries contact us on:
Cellar Door: (08) 8398 8899
Adelaide Office: (08) 8172 8333


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Winemaker James Evers
Established 1994
Dozens 44 000
Vineyards (area) 93 ha
Opening Hours 7 days 10-5
Address 93 Jones Road, Balhannah, SA 5242
Telephone (08) 8398 8899