Nepenthe Wines

+61883884439 Vickers Road
Lenswood, SA 5240
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In 1994, the Tweddell family purchased a premium property in the sub-region of Lenswood in the Adelaide Hills. The property was carefully selected and planted to 24 hectares of vines with the intent of producing premium wine. Proven varieties such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc were planted, as well as interesting varieties such as Zinfandel and Pinot Gris. In 1996, Nepenthe ed-james-smallreceived approval to build its winery, only the second in the Adelaide hills at the time (the first being Petaluma in 1978). In the backdrop of the cool heights of the Adelaide Hills, we started producing some soul reposing potions of our own: uncompromising wines of outstanding quality and internationally recognised distinction. Wines that, strangely enough, have been impressing both critics and consumers with their varietal faithfulness and subtle Adelaide Hills nuances. From the beginning, our wines have received positive review from the press and numerous medals on the show circuit. In the first Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

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  • Not like it is an original idea, but I am thinking about starting a wine blog.  I have been really interested in comparing wines from different regions by matching my wine selections to the pro cycling tour as it navigates the globe.The premise for my blog will be a weekly comparison of wines from Washington State to wines from regions around th... Read More

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  • With a little prompting from Vellovino, I am starting a thread about the Tour Down Under which is a bicycle race in South Australia which forms part of the Pro Tour leading ultimately to the Tour de France.Many of the top teams use the Adelaide race as their season starter and often an important part of trying out new riders, bikes etc.Lance Arm... Read More

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  • Nepenthe Petraea Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2009

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    Nose: passionfruit, stone fruit, tropical fruit, mango, citrus fruit. Palate: passionfruit, pineapple, tropical fruit, mango, orange peel/citrus fruit. Rich and creamy, oak integration very subtle. Good fresh acidity. Long on the palate. Read More

    Wine review by penguinoid


  • This CA girl tasted a pretty decent NZ sauv blanc at a gallery opening in SF last nite.  It was not an expensive wine... was a Koura Bay Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2009.  Looked it up... was abt. $12, nothing exceptional.  But it piqued my curiosity...Any recommendations for a wonderful NZ Sauv Blanc?  This one had lots of citrus, pineapple,... Read More

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  • So I'm just wondering......what's everyone's take on the old screw caps vs cork debate....?  How would you best describe the role of each, and overcome perceptual barriers....? Read More

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  • Nepenthe Red Blend Adelaide Hills Tryst 2005

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    Love it! Not too sweet or dry. Very drinkable. Also visited the winery, great people! Read More

    Wine review by Lori Dekan


  • Nepenthe Wines the Pinnacle Range the Fugue 1997

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    A very drinkable and inexpensive red. Right out of the screw cap bottle, this wine has a pleasant nose, and full mouth feel. For under $10, you can't go wrong. Read More

    Wine review by wortles


  • Nepenthe Cabernet-Merlot-Shiraz the Rogue 2003

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    Very hot ! Read More

    Wine review by chicoboymax


  • Nepenthe Sauvignon Blanc Adelaide Hills 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by Salmanazar47


  • Nepenthe Red Blend Adelaide Hills Tryst 2004

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    it picks me up like a grassy, fruity friend, turns me upside down and shakess me out. Me likey for the price. Helped August evenings after work go by easier. Read More

    Wine review by jasonkauf


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