After being left in ruins after South Australia’s devastating bushfires last December, Tilbrook Estate is showing off the progress that has been made on their new cellar door.
In a post shared to their Facebook page, the Lobethal-based winery has provided a look into the work that has been done so far and detailed plans to make the build 100% sustainable.
The winery will aim to lower carbon emissions of their cellar door by running completely on solar energy, and installing double-glazed windows and an underfloor energy-efficient heat pump.
Tilbrook is also using eco-friendly and responsibly sourced materials for the build.
“Thank you to our sponsors who share the same goal, as us, of showing the world that a comfortable, sustainable building that sits well in the landscape, needn’t cost the earth,” Tilbrook says in the post.
Sponsors and supporters include Revolution Roofing, Adelaide Geo Exchange, Adelaide Brighton Cement, TS4 Living Hills Carpentry and Building.
Much like many other wineries in the area, when the Cudlee Creek bushfires hit Lobethal, it ravaged the Tilbrook property, taking with it the cellar door building, a large portion of the vineyard, and over 21 years of hard work and dedication.
With the construction of the new eco-friendly cellar door, Tilbrook is pushing forward to new beginning.
In the meantime, you can pick up a bottle of Tilbrook Estate’s wine from their temporary shipping container cellar door at 1856 Lobethal Road, Lobethal between 12 and 5 PM on Saturday and Sunday.