Sustainable, Eco, Organic, Biodynamic and Natural Winemakers in the Adelaide Hills

Food and Wine
Chances are, if you’ve stumbled onto this page you love your Adelaide Hills wine as much as we do. But before you start quaffing, swirling and swilling that glass of grape-fuelled goodness, you might be keen to know about its environmental footprint, and where it actually came from. Luckily, there’s a barrel-load of local wineries that specialise in sustainable, eco, organic, biodynamic and natural wines, so you can feel safe in the knowledge that both earth and body are top of mind when reaching for your next bottle.
CRFT Winery Cellar Door, Carey Gully, Adelaide Hills

Sinclair’s Gully in Norton Summit lives, drinks and breathes its ‘conservation in a glass’ philosophy, with a selection of small batch, hand-crafted artisanal wines that are lovingly produced by strict biodynamic viticultural practices and a zero waste mantra. With its water self-sufficient cellar door set amongst a cacophony of birds and age-old candlebark gums, you’ll find sanctuary in knowing its premium wines are cultivated with a conscience.

Winemaker Sean Delaney at Sinclair's Gully, Norton Summit
Winemaker Sean Delaney at Sinclair's Gully, Norton Summit

Ngeringa in Mount Barker is known for its minimal intervention farming techniques and sustainable production, resulting in hand-crafted biodynamic wines that are nurtured by nature. Considered pioneers of the biodynamic winegrowing business, this amazing acreage was originally part of the world-renowned Jurlique herb farm, and having been certified biodynamic for over 20 years its healthy soils also churn out fine foods for restaurants.

Mt Bera Vineyards in Gumeracha is a natural wonderland, set amongst stunning park-like gardens and surrounded by vines cascading down steep slopes and valleys. While not officially certified, the winery has adopted a range of organic, biodynamic and biological practices that aim to enhance soil health, and ensure its delicious drops are based on a privileged foundation.

Mt Bera Vineyards Winery Cellar Door and Restaurant, Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills
Mt Bera Vineyards, Gumeracha

Nepenthe Wines in Balhannah became a certified B Corp (via parent company, Australian Vintage) in 2024, being fully committed to improving soil, water use and biodiversity to increase vineyard health and decrease greenhouse gas emissions. They're are also taking large strides towards 100% recyclable packaging and full carbon neutrality, and as of 2024, all of Nepenthe's wine is sourced from Sustainable Winegrowing Australia certified vineyards.

Nepenthe Wins, Balhannah

Elysian Springs in Mount Pleasant borders the Eden Valley, being perfectly perched in the northernmost reaches of the Adelaide Hills Wine Region. With a passion for the land and a focus on sustainable viticulture, both biodynamic and organic principles fuse to produce wines with a true sense of place, and reflective of their stunning backdrop. A great spot to soak in the view over a glass or two!

CRFT in Carey Gully’s philosophy is simple: preserve what the vines produce, create balance and harmony, and leave a minimal winemaking footprint. Its vineyard, winery and Arranmore label wines are all NASAA certified organic, producing minimal intervention ‘wild-ferment’ wines that champion the single vineyards from which they grow.

CRFT Winery Cellar Door, Carey Gully, Adelaide Hills
CRFT, Carey Gully

Tilbrook Estate sustained significant damage in the December 2019 bushfires, but that’s done nothing to dampen the spirit of South Australia's first zero net carbon cellar door, located between Lobethal and Lenswood. Eco friendly, small, and rustic, wine lovers can expect environmentally conscious wines served with amazing views.

Tilbrook Estate, Lenswood

With a reputation for progressive vino and a distinctly bohemian vibe, you’ll also find the eclectic community of winemakers both in and around Basket Range are at the forefront of the natural wine movement. Keep your eyes peeled for local labels including Commune of Buttons, Lucy M Wines, BK Wines, The Other Right, and Gentle Folk, while priming your palate for amazing food, wine and conversation at The Uraidla Hotel.

The Tank at The Uraidla Hotel, Uraidla, Adelaide Hills
The Tank at The Uraidla Hotel, Uraidla

Finally, if you’re a vino-loving vegan, you’ll also find more than a few spots to sit down and wet your whistle. Notable locals include Paracombe Wines, whose entire range is vegan friendly and Artwine, whose single-vineyard wine is produced with passion, and vegan at its core. Other top drops to look out for include those from Barristers Block, Nova Vita, Turon Wines and Vinteloper.

Artwine Winery Cellar Door, Woodside, Adelaide Hills
Artwine, Woodside
Barristers Block Winery Cellar Door, Woodside, Adelaide Hills
Barristers Block, Woodside