Lofty Valley Artisan Wool and weaving Studio

Piccadilly Valley Boutique Winery and Cellar Door

Our piece of paradise..

It all began in September 2004 as a new beginning for Brian Gilbert, a medical doctor who’d been looking for land for vines and fine wine for some time.

Vineyards were planted, a house finished, and the plot thickened in 2007 when Brian’s love Lani (a Canadian artist) arrived.

Piccadilly Valley, Adelaide Hills

Our vineyard is just 20 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD, between Summertown, Ashton and Uraidla, and only 500m from the now wine-famous Piccadilly Valley in the Adelaide Hills.

You’ll find us at 100 Collins Road, Ashton — when the road turns to dirt, you’ll know you’ve almost arrived.

A true boutique winery

Our little vineyard means production is limited to only 500 to 800 cases each year, small by anyone’s standards.

We make, in various styles and combinations: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Rosé and Sparkling. (Well, with one exception of a parcel of Shiraz for a possible future Sparkling…)

Cellar Door opening soon

We’re currently building a new Cellar Door and can’t wait show you this beautiful slice of the Piccadilly Valley in the Adelaide Hills

In the meantime, you are welcome to visit our vineyards by appointment, to have a squiz and try our wines. Bookings by appointment only.

Buy Lofty Valley Wines Online

Specials on our older wines are now available in the online shop — don’t miss out as they are moving fast. Once our Cellar Door opens, these prices will end — some of the prices are plain silly! None of the wine is past its prime, that we promise. Quality is our thing.

Visit Our Vineyards

Our new Cellar Door is currently under construction. For now, you are welcome to visit our vineyards by appointment.

Lofty Valley Estate

Lofty Valley Estate is set on 32 acres of quite steep country in the Piccadilly Valley of the Adelaide Hills

There are 4 acres of Chardonnay planted in 2005 and 2.5 acres of Pinot Noir planted in 2007.

The climate is similar to Burgundy as are the slopes, however they are if anything, a bit steeper.

Set in a valley there is quite a large daily temperature variation which aids in flavour development for the finished product.

Brian Gilbert manages this project and his wife Lani Ramsey is a fibre artist and works with wool and silk in the main to produce garments of all types for your enjoyment.

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