Established in 1896, Horndale Distillery & Wine Cellars is one of the oldest vineyards/wineries in South Australia, owned and operated since 1984 by the Albrecht family. One acre of the original vineyard remains - planted with red Frontignac grapes. These grapes are used to make Horndale’s feature wine Old Horndale Brandy Wood Frontignac. In addition to this small crush, additional grapes are purchased from premium grape growing areas such as McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek.
Phil & Nolleen Albrecht are the second generation owners with first gen'er, Jean, still happy to pour a sample for visitors and locals alike.
Our cellar door is open:
Monday to Friday: 10 am to 6 pm.
Saturday, Sundays and Public Holidays: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
We are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday and ANZAC Day.
"Can I Phil your glass?"
Fantastic Tawnies! The Choc Orange Liqueur and the Coffee Tawny are to die for. We had great service too, despite the owners being Sturt supporters!
I'll certainly go there again soon.
M Branson, Adelaide
The Horndale is a place of magic with a magician for a winemaker and a magician for a chef. I have been a customer of the Horndale for almost 30 years and cannot see myself ever stop being a patron. If you only have time to visit one winery in the Vale, you must make it to the Horndale. Not only will you not regret it, I believe like me, you will remain a customer until the day you stop enjoying a red and a port.
S Reiche, Adelaide