Down The Rabbit Hole’s beautiful blue bus is the definition of a unique cellar door

The contemporary wine label now has a cellar door. And yes, that cellar door happens to be in a very blue, very beautiful, double decker bus named Lennon.

Images by Frankie The Creative

There’s no shortage of cellar doors in McLaren Vale, that’s for certain.

What it hasn’t had, up until now, is a cellar door in a very blue, very beautiful, double decker bus.

This is where Down The Rabbit Hole comes in.

The contemporary wine label, headed by Elise Cook and Dom Palumbo, finally has a cellar door, and it’s in a bus called Lennon.

Acquiring Lennon was no easy feat for Elise and Dom.

The couple purchased the vintage bus on eBay just before leaving for a trip to India.

Word on the street is that Lennon came to Australia from Scotland, some fifteen years ago.

Collecting Lennon was an adventure in itself, requiring a three-day trip across Australia to pick him up, before venturing home and beginning the process of renovating the old bus into the elegant, aesthetically delightful tasting room it is today. 


Down The Rabbit Hole’s vineyard, as well as the cellar door (aka Lennon), is located in McLaren Vale.

Their head winemaker is the award-winning Walter Clappis, and the rest of the team includes creative young winemakers and wine lovers.

Dom and Elise have long cheered a philosophy of imagination and adventure, and it is for this reason amongst others that Lennon seems to be the perfect fit to showcase their wine. 

After closing due to COVID-19 restrictions, Down The Rabbit Hole’s cellar door finally has a reopening date.

As of July 30, you’ll be able to visit, and the Down The Rabbit Hole team seem pretty excited about that.

For everything Down The Rabbit Hole, see the website here. 

You can find Down The Rabbit Hole Wines at 233 Binney Rd, McLaren Vale.

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