Lethbridge Wines


Star Rating:


74 Burrows Road, Lethbridge, Vic 3222
Geelong VIC 3332
(03) 5281 7279
(03) 5281 7221
Opening Hours
Mon-Fri 11-3, w'ends 11-5
Ray Nadeson, Maree Collis
10 hectares

James' Review

Lethbridge was founded by scientists Ray Nadeson, Maree Collis and Adrian Thomas. In Ray's words,?Our belief is that the best wines express the unique character of special places.' As well as understanding the importance of terroir, the partners have built a unique straw- bale winery, designed to recreate the controlled environment of cellars and caves in Europe. Winemaking is no less ecological: hand-picking, indigenous yeast fermentation, small open fermenters, pigeage (foot-stomping) and minimal handling of the wines throughout the maturation process are all part and parcel of the highly successful Lethbridge approach. Ray also has a distinctive approach to full-blown chardonnay and pinot noir. There is also a contract winemaking limb to the business. Exports to the UK, Denmark, Singapore, Thailand and China.

Author: James Halliday

About this winery

Established in 1996, Lethbridge Wines has always aimed to produce natural, savoury wines with a real sense of place or terroir.


Chardonnay, Shiraz & Pinot Noir are our flagship wines.
Allegra Chardonnay is sourced from the Rebenberg vineyard at Mt Duneed (planted in 1969), while the Mietta Pinot Noir, Indra Shiraz & Hugo George Sangiovese Merlot are all produced from our home vineyard planted in between 1996 & 2009.

Cellar Door

Sun: 11:00am till 5:00pm
Mon: 10:00am till 3:00pm
Tue: 10:00am till 3:00pm
Wed: 10:00am till 3:00pm
Thu: 10:00am till 3:00pm
Fri: 10:00am till 3:00pm
Sat: 11:00am till 5:00pm

Lethbridge Wins Geelong's Best Small Cellar Door 2016 (Gourmet Traveller Wine Australia)

The Cellar Door experience that we offer at Lethbridge Wines is quite unique. When you visit our strawbale winery you will sit down at the oak tasting table with us, sample our wines and engage in interesting conversation.

We also offer Meredith Dairy Cheese for tasting and sales. If you ring in advance we can prepare a cheese platter for you as a snack or light lunch.

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Distribution Information

NSW, QLD & Victoria - Fesq & Co. (fesq.com.au) - 1300 763 377
WA - The Wine Gang - 0434 726 165
Geelong - White Kat Beverages (whitekat.com.au) - 0401 769 558
SA - Aus Craft Wine (auscraftwine.com.au) - 08 8363 4232

International Sales Information

Village Cellars K.K.

P: +81 766 72 8680

W: www.village-cellars.co.jp
United Kingdom
Berkmann Wine Cellars
P: 020 7609 4711

W: www.berkmann.co.uk
The Corkscrew Wine Merchant

P: 00 353 1 499 1743

W: www.thecorkscrew.ie

P: +45 30352898

W: www.fenswine.dk
Vinicole Asia Pte Ltd

P: +65 6270 1855

W: www.thelifestylecompany.asia/vinicole.html
G Four Fine Wines and Spirits

P: 02-2379831-6

W: www.gfour.co.th
303/63-69 Rouse Street
Port Melbourne VIC 3207
P: +61 450160540
Email: minx@shunau.cn

Information Provided By: Lethbridge Wines
  • Event name:
    2017 Annual Wine Launch
    21 Oct 2017 to 21 Oct 2017
    14:00:PM to 16:00:PM
    Annual Winery Launch: Saturday 21st October 2017, 2:00-4:00 pm. Taste the wines in their natural home at the Lethbridge strawbale winery. We will have at least our whole range of new wines open for you to try. Music and traditional Italian style pizzas will be the order of the day. For more information or to book, check out our website.
  • Event name:
    Dinner with Ray at Centra
    24 Oct 2017 to 24 Oct 2017
    18:30:PM to 22:30:PM
    Join Ray for a wine dinner at Centra in the heart of Geelong. Only the Reserve wines will be opened with a selection of back vintages also available. Paired with the delicious food from Centra head chef Luciano Gandolfo. WINES ON TASTING Dr Nadeson Riesling - 2017 & 2009 Allegra Chardonnay - 2013 & 2007 Mietta Pinot Noir - 2013 & 2009 Hugo George Sangiovese Cabernet Franc - 2012 & 2009 Indra Shiraz - 2013 & 2007 Venue: Centra, 131 Yarra St, Geelong, 3220 Contact: Cam O'Keefe 03 5224 1515, info@centrahotel.com.au
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Outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity. Will have at least two wines rated at 95 points or above, and had a five-star rating for the previous two years. 4.9%. Where the winery name is itself is printed in red, it is a winery generally acknowledged to have a long track record of excellence – truly the best of the best. 3.8%

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