South Australia | Adelaide Hills

James' Review

Tim Knappstein is a third-generation vigneron, his winemaking lineage dating back to 1893 in the Clare Valley. He made his first wines at the family's Stanley Wine Company, and established his own wine company in the Clare Valley in 1976. After the sale of that company in 1981, Tim relocated to Lenswood in the Adelaide Hills to make cool climate wines lead by Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. His quest has now been achieved, with consistently excellent wines reflected in the winery's 5-star rating since the 2012 Wine Companion. Exports to the UK, the US, Switzerland, Denmark, Indonesia and China.


Tim, a fourth generation vingeron, has been making wine for over 45 years. In 1981 a passion for cool climate wines led Tim, from the Clare Valley to the Adelaide Hills, where he planted the first vineyard in the Lenswood district.
Riposte is now acclaimed as a skillfully crafted, value for money wine which delivers everything that is expected of a boutique wine brand. One of the first wineries to be established in the premier cool climate Adelaide Hills region, Riposte’s mission is to produce wines of great distinction that reflect the character of the region


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Winemaker Tim Knappstein
Established 2006
Dozens 11 000
Vineyards (area) N/A
Opening Hours Not
Address PO Box 256, Lobethal, SA 5241
Telephone (08) 8389 8149