Hahndorf Hill Winery

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Hahndorf Hill Winery
4.5
Wineries & Vineyards
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Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Specialising in delicious Austrian-varietal wines and other cool-climate classics in the beautiful Adelaide Hills wine region. Relax on our viewpoint balcony overlooking the vines and soak up the views, while enjoying a wine flight and cheese plate, or our ChocoVino chocolate and wine matching experience. Open Monday to Saturday (closed on Sunday and Public Holidays).
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Bceeingu
Sydney, Australia735 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
First time visiting this cellar door. We received a warm welcome. We were shown to our table which had lovely views over the vineyard. We chose the white flight and the mixed flight fir our tasting. Our hostess was friendly and very knowledgeable. We chose a white to take home with us. Disappointing that the wine tasting cost is not reduced upon the purchase of wine.
Written March 10, 2022
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Dear Bceeingu, Thank you for visiting our cellar door. As with many cellar doors across the country now, we no longer offer wine tasting as an option. Instead, we offer a relaxed personable seated experience in which visitors can enjoy a wine flight or a glass of wine off our menu, while soaking up the vineyard views. Each wine flight ($12 each) consists of three glasses of different wines, which in total equal a full restaurant serve glass of wine. Like other hospitality venues, we do not reduce the cost of menu experiences off any take-home purchases. I am happy to hear you enjoyed the views and your experience with us and purchased your favourite white wine to take home for future enjoyment. Kind regards, Dee Cellar Door Manager HHW
Written April 21, 2022
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Zack Taylor
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Couples
I couldn't recommend this place more!

My partner and I enjoyed an hour long experience at Hahndorf Hill Winery early in January this year. Our server was very knowledgeable, and a very kind and easy to talk to lady who gave us proper insight into the plates we were enjoying. I had the milk chocolate experience, which was lovely, and her insight into how to properly use the palate cleanser Mt. Lofty water allowed me to really experience each chocolate and enjoy their different qualities, while my partner really enjoyed her beautiful mixed wine flight.

While the experience at the winery was amazing, their efforts didn't stop there! When we realised we had a flat tire upon leaving, Jack, one of the staff at the winery, pulled his car over and took time out of his day to help us change the tire. He was an incredible help and made our lives so much easier.

Thankyou to the brilliant staff at the winery for giving us such a lovely experience, and a special thanks to Jack for being so kind and helpful! We will definitely be back.
Written January 10, 2022
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Dear 116zackt, thank you so much for your kind words. We are very happy that Jack was able to assist you and that you enjoyed your gourmet chocolate tasting experience with us! Kind regards, Dee, Cellar Door Manager, HHW
Written April 21, 2022
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LisaMDL
Adelaide, Australia1,944 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
As lovers of drinking Grüner often in our overseas life, we’d been keen to get to HH to experience their Adelaide Hills offering. We had the white/Grüner flight plus an additional glass of the dessert wine, the Green Angel Late Harvest. The latter was a new experience for us (were we just blind over the years or is the Grüner variety as a dessert wine quite uncommon?) and it was a bit of a revelation! Amazingly good.
The reserve Grüner also had to be purchased.
We actually thought the cheese platter looked pretty lacklustre when it hit the table but each cheese was enjoyable and worked well enough with the wines. As a lover of ginger I was intrigued to see the ginger ‘syrup’ accompaniment. Interesting.
With the covid guidelines our experience felt a little awkward however (and our interaction with the server was equally as awkward and felt quite ‘staged’) but we of course just have to reset our understanding of what wine tasting is like for now (and maybe a long time).
I don’t think there is any reason why the front annex has to feel so blank and bleak though. Not sure if it is normally like this? It was like walking into a clinical surgery. The room should feel more inviting just as those gorgeous gruners are. Lovely wine.
Written July 17, 2020
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Dear LisaMDL, thank you for visiting our cellar door. Gruner Veltliner is such a beautiful food friendly Austrian varietal - I am so glad you were able to come and try the four different styles we produce. The Green Angel late-harvest Gruner Veltliner is pretty special. We agree! We look forward to hosting you on your next visit to the beautiful Adelaide Hills. Kind regards, Dee, Cellar Door Manager, HHW
Written August 9, 2020
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peter s
Adelaide, Australia52 contributions
Mar 2020
what a awesome experience ,we did the choc vino trio and followed by a cheese platter, Dee made our experience equally as good as the wine and chocolates, Dee explained ,educated us so well throughout the tasting. We enjoyed the different cheeses over a lovely glass of their wine. Make sure you book your experience to guarantee a spot as its one on one service.Well done HH and big thank you to Dee who just loves her job as oozes enthusiasm
Written March 11, 2020
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Dear peter s, how lovely to read your review. It was an absolute pleasure to look after you both. You both made my day too! We look forward to seeing you in our cellar door again soon. Kind regards, Dee, Cellar Door Manager, HHW
Written March 17, 2020
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Lily Aziz
Penang Island, Malaysia364 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Must visit! A Must Wine Tasting venue! Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, happy to have had the wine tasting here. We tried around 5 bottles for Aus$ 5 and so pleased with the wines that we bought 2 bottles of crispy whites. View and whole ambience very pleasant and serene. Look for Melanie , super friendly and knowledgeable!
Written February 16, 2020
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Dear LilyanaAziz, so lovely to read your review this morning. I will ensure Melanie reads your kind words. She will be delighted! Thank you for visiting our cellar door and I hope you enjoy the wines you took with you with family and friends. Kind regards, Dee, Cellar Door Manager, HHW
Written February 19, 2020
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Kamila G
4 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
Unique chocolate/cheese/wine tasting experience in Hahndorf

We went to try something different to just tasting wine. We went this winery as they advertised a chocolate or cheese AND wine flight options.
We tried both the mixed wine and white flights ( 3 different types of wine with each glass 1/3 full) with a lovely cheese platter. We were particularly impressed with the Gru Gruner Veltliner 2020.
The restaurant overlooks beautiful rolling hills and the service is first class. The staff are very knowledgeable about the wines, and we were very impressed with Dee who has worked there for over 15 years.
If you are looking for friendly service, award winning wines and a decent variety of tastes, you won't be disappointed.
Written April 16, 2021
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Dear Kamila, what a lovely heading for your review! Thank you! We are always happy to hear that our staff are instrumental in providing such a lovely experience for our customers I was very happy to share my passion of the winery and our wines with you. I am so glad you enjoyed our Gru - Gruner Veltliner which is our flagship white wine. I wish to be here for another round of 15 years or more, so I hope to see you again next time! Kind regards Dee Cellar Door Manager, HHW
Written May 5, 2021
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Mish S
Sydney, Australia172 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Great winery with lovely views. We had the chocolate and wine tasting (tried the white wine flight and dark chocolate Flight). Excellent chocolates and wines, would have liked to have the discount with purchase as well.
Written March 30, 2022
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Dear swishmishS, It is lovely to hear that you indulged in our gourmet chocolate and wine experience, and I am delighted you enjoyed the products we served. The ChocoVino menu items include a full restaurant serve of wine, with gourmet chocolate sourced from top chocolate houses and a bottle of palate cleansing water. Purchasing wine is an option offered to all customers, but we do not reduce the cost of menu experiences off any take-home purchases. Kind regards, Dee, Cellar Door Manager
Written April 22, 2022
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Debra
Adelaide Hills, Australia56 contributions
Sep 2020
Had a lovely chocovino experience. Really enjoyed it. I booked it as first day of husbands retirement so wanted some special. Greeting was lovely and warmly welcomed into balcony area. Very relaxing and enjoyable. Everything was explained thoroughly and not rushed at all. Memorable experience. Enjoyed chatting with our server who was knowledgeable. Thank you.
Written September 12, 2020
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Dear Debbiedog118, what a perfect way to start your husband's retirement. It was a pleasure to look after you. We hope you both enjoy many more memorable experiences and we look forward to your next visit with us. Kind regards. Dee, Cellar Door Manager, HHW
Written September 18, 2020
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SheThorn
Perth, Australia6 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
My husband & I came to taste this winery's red wine(Specifically).
In spite of a number of their (red) wines on the tasting list being sold out, leaving only x2 for us to try - of which we only wanted a shared taste of x1, we were still charged $5 tasting fee.... for 1/2 a mouthful of wine!! (Which we didn't even swallow!!)
The friendly lady behind the counter became quite cold & crisp & condescending when my husband questioned her about this.....
Make sure you taste the list from beginning to end - Avid wine drinkers & fans lost for $5!!
Written December 9, 2016
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Dear SheThorn, As the co-owner of Hahndorf Hill Winery, I wish to address your review and comments. In line with all other cellar doors in the Hahndorf area, our cellar door does indeed charge for tastings, and our $5 charge per person is one of the cheapest tasting charges and is also fully redeemable on any wine purchased to take home. The charge applies whether you taste only our white wines or our red wines or our whole range on offer. Yes, the amount of wine poured to you and your husband was small because you chose to share between two people what is designed for one. And yes, our female staff member unfortunately did drop her smile, only because she felt threatened and confronted by your husband’s anger and resentment at having to pay $2.50 each to taste our wines. No cellar door wants to provide its visitors with an unhappy experience, so this is my suggestion. The next time you visit a cellar door where tasting charges apply, rather than become embittered about having to pay the charge, simply walk out the door, get back into your car and drive off to the nearest cellar door that can offer you a free tasting. The wonderful thing about wine tasting in South Australia is that there is a beautiful cellar door around every corner to fit every kind of customer. Best wishes, Marc Dobson
Written December 10, 2016
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NikkiiFresh
Adelaide, Australia106 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
I’ve been here quite a few times. I’ve done the wine and chocolate board, wine and cheese board, and general wine tasting. The staff are always friendly and knowledgeable and the wine is of excellent quality.
Written October 29, 2019
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Dear NikkiiFresh, thank you for your continual support of HHW. It is always lovely to see our customers return again & again and to hear such warm comments. We hope to see you in our cellar door soon. Kind regards, Dee, Cellar Door Manager, HHW
Written October 31, 2019
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