Address: 74 Burrows Rd, Lethbridge, Victoria 3332
Phone: 03 5281 7279 | Mobile: 0429 030 699 | Fax: 03 5281 7221
At Lethbridge Wines 'real wine' is their passion, wines that are produced from fruit off carefully grown vines and made using traditional techniques allowing the true terroir to be expressed.
The cellar door experience offered is quite unique. They have done away with the traditional bar and instead prefer to sit down with their visitors and show them their wines in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. They like to be directly involved with their visitors and so it is usually Ray or Maree (owners and winemakers) who will take you through the range of wines providing first hand information on styles and winemaking techniques.
Groups of eight or more and tours are welcome, although bookings are essential. Often the groups enjoy some special barrels tastings and a behind the scenes winery tour, so if you are interested in this then please mention this at the time of booking.
As the wines are made to be enjoyed with food, they offer a selection of local award winning Meredith Dairy farmhouse cheeses which can be tasted together with the wines. For those who would like to linger, they also offer Meredith cheese platters matched with a flight of wines which can be enjoyed in the outdoor seating area looking onto the heritage rose garden.
'Lethbridge Wines pursues ecologically sound principles across viticulture and winemaking, and the straw bale construction of the winery seems to reinforce the commitment. The Euro-accented wines are among the region's best. Complex Chardonnay, forceful Pinot Noir, savoury Shiraz, and an unusual, sweetish Riesling are high points. Cheese from nearby Meredith keeps good company with the wines, and recent recognition via a clean sweep of wine show trophies at Geelong and nomination as Australian Winemaker of the Year has cemented Lethbridge's place as a winery to watch.' Ralph Kyte-Powell
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Appointments welcome at other times
Thursday to Sunday
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News And Reviews
"I was really impressed with the whole range when I visited, particularly the fragrant, herbal Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, textural Pinot Gris, crisp, scintillating Chardonnay, spicy juicy Indra (reserve) Shiraz and a zinfandel with extraordinary complex flavours of mint, rhubarb and chocolate." Lethbridge Wines - a name to watch. Max Allen, June 2005 "Lethbridge Wines is one of the most ecologically friendly wineries in Australia, with affable winemaker Ray Nadeson a keen advocate of organic, minimalist principles in the vineyard and winery. The result is a range of European accented wines of high quality, with the Geelong regional specialities of Pinot Noir and Shiraz leading the way. Ralph Kyte-Powell, Nov 2004 Lethbridge Wines - Four and half stars (extremely good; virtually on a par with a five star winery). James Halliday 2004 Australian Wine Companion. "When travelling between Geelong and Ballarat take the time to slow down and there is a hidden treasure in Lethbridge. Murray Almond (wine writer, Winestar)
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