Here’s The Bushfire-Affected Wineries Who Need Your Support

Here’s a list of all the bushfire affected wineries in the Adelaide Hills that you can help this Christmas.

With up to twenty wineries affected by the devastating bushfires which ravaged the Adelaide Hills on Friday December 20, the businesses and families impacted need our support more than ever. Countless growers were also hit by the fires, and efforts by the Adelaide Hills Wine Region are underway to fundraise for them.

With only days until Christmas, everyone is searching for ways to help those in need.

Buying a bottle, or a case of wine from the wineries hit by the intense fires, is a step in the right direction. Some of the wineries also have GoFundMe campaigns set up, and fundraising events in the works.

Donate To The CFS Foundation:

The CFS volunteer their time and risk their lives to help save properties, and most importantly, lives. Donations can be made to the CFS Foundation at this link: https://cfsfoundation.org.au/donate

Donate To The Community:

Financial donations are being administered by the St Vincent de Paul Society on behalf of the SA bushfires. Click here to donate.

Scroll down for a list of GoFundMe accounts for families affected by the bushfires below

Support The Wineries Affected:

Here’s a list of the wineries affected by the bushfires, and the ways in which you can help. We’ll be updating this list as new information comes to hand, or feel free to send through any info to [email protected].

We’ve listed the direct shop links where we can (rather than the Dan Murphy or wine merchant links) so that the wineries don’t have to pay a sales commission to them, and all of the much-needed funds go directly to the wineries affected.

You can also subscribe to receive updates of an upcoming major fundraiser to assist the bushfire affected families here.

Tilbrook Estate

On Friday during the devastating bushfires in South Australia, which destroyed 40,000 hectares across SA, and 25,000 hectares in the Cudlee Creek fires, Tilbrook Estate Wines lost their vineyard, winery, all of their wine stock, barrels, equipment, and multiple sheds. Despite the CFS throwing more than 30 appliances and 6 water bombers at it, the fire was out of control in less than an hour and it destroyed everything in front of it.

How you can help:

Donate to their GoFundMe Campaign here.

Register for more info on an upcoming auction of museum wine from James Tilbrook’s personal cellar here.


David Bowley from Vinteloper has lost everything in the fires including his house, business and vineyards.


How you can help:

Buy their wine direct (no commissions): https://www.vinteloper.com.au/collections

Barristers Block

The Cudlee Creek Bush Fire has taken out the entirety of Barristers Block Adelaide Hills Vineyard. Whilst their Lawns, Villa and Cellar Door are still left intact, they are working tirelessly to clean up the damage and install power back to the facilities.

How you can help:

Attend the Down But Not Out Dinner at Stone’s Throw on The Parade, Norwood on January 7th. Details here.

Buy their wine direct (no commissions): https://barristers-block.myshopify.com/

Tomich Wines

With up to half of their vineyards lost to the fires, as well as machinery, Tomich Wines posted on Facebook :

Today one of our ever latent fears was realised. The devastating fire that still burns in the Adelaide Hills has left behind a trail of destruction in its wake. 
We have suffered quite a lot of damage to the property, but thankfully our house and sheds remain untouched. 

Most importantly, we are all safe. We are indebted to the CFS who are still bravely fighting this catastrophic blaze. We are ever grateful and indebted to our own staff who stayed or returned to fight for what was left.

Here’s how you can help:

Buy their wine direct (no commissions): https://www.tomich.com.au/wines

Golding Wines

Golding Wines sustained a lot of damage to their vineyard, and other areas of their property, including our secluded patch of bushland where they located their Nido (nest) Experience, have been burnt almost beyond recognition. On a positive note, their barn, terrace areas and gardens came through Friday’s horrific events with a few minor burns but virtually all intact. As a result, Golding Wines will reopen to the public with the Tasting Room and Market Kitchen open from the 27th-29th of December as they had originally planned. The lawns are still green, the garden is blooming, the wine will be flowing, and good times are there to be had.

How you can help:

Visit the Tasting Room and Market Kitchen between 27th-29th December and spend, spend, spend.

Buy their wine direct (no commissions): https://www.goldingwines.com.au/our-shop/

Anderson Hill

Anderson Hill have posted on their Facebook:

Friday the 20th was truely horrendous with many hills people losing houses, sheds, livestock and vines. Anderson Hill was unfortunately caught in the firing line and lost quite a few vines and infrastructure. 
Because of this we will be closed this weekend and won’t open until after Christmas. All bookings will be notified by Molly this morning (I’m a little too emotional to call everyone!)
We are lucky that we did not lose or have damage to the cellar door, house or sheds due to the tireless work of Ben and James who stayed to defend along with a host of other people offering help. Thank you.
Our region has taken a hit but our hills community is stronger than ever. 
And thank you for all your kind messages and concern, I couldn’t respond to most as were slightly busy!

How you can help:

Buy their wine direct (no commissions): https://andersonhill.worldsecuresystems.com/winery

Bird In Hand

Bird in Hand have posted on their Facebook page:

Message from Andrew Nugent- ‘’Whilst we have had limited damage to the vines, we have been extremely lucky. Our hearts go out to the hills community who have lost their land, homes and lives. Everyone is safe thanks to the tireless work of the local firefighters and volunteers. We will rebuild and recover with the help of our dedicated staff over the next few days’’
We are closed until further notice while we catch our breath. More info to follow. Thank you to everyone for all your messages and well wishes.

How you can help:

Buy their wine direct (no commissions): http://www.birdinhand.com.au/shop

Nova Vita Wines

Nova Vita lost 20% of their vineyard in the fires. They posted on their Facebook page:

I know everyone wants to help and could always start a crowd fo fund me page but the best way to help a winery is to buy their wines in time of devastation. If we could get 1000 cases of our wine over the next 6 months sold direct it would help fund the rebuild costs. Buying our wines through the majors just puts profits into big business. Go online to www.novavitawines.com.au and order a case or 10 and and tell your friends and you will help us rebuild quickly.

Buy their wine direct (no commissions): www.novavitawines.com.au

New Era Vineyards

New Era Vineyards’ family home was saved, but 40 acres of vines were burnt, including posts and droppers. All the wine making equipment is gone, and all wine in oak has been burnt to nothing. Also lost was 1000+ cases of bottled stock, including a personal wine collection. All vineyard equipment, including a new tractor a bike, was also destroyed.

How you can help: Keep up to date on their Facebook page here.


Judy Kelly from Artwine posted this on Facebook:

Yes a very tragic day. We at Artwine lost some vines and it came 10 metres to our home – but seriously we are one of the lucky ones, all buildings and most of the grounds intact. Feeling grateful yet so sad for our wine friends who lost major vineyards and our Hills communities. This was one experience we didn’t need especially at Christmas. But the resilience and community spirit and neighbourly support by all and the messages of support has been overwhelming. It has restored my faith in humanity and community spirit is definitely alive and well. Heartfelt thanks to all and please know that we are here to help in any way we can. 
It will be a long and slow recovery for some and as we left in a panic yesterday as the fireball headed towards us we as so many others had no idea what we would come back to today. 
The Hills wineries are a great group and very supportive which is one of the things we love so much about this region

How you can help:

Buy their wine direct (no commissions): https://www.artwine.com.au/Wines

Turon Wines

Turon Wines posted on their Facebook page:

Yesterday was a devastating day for the hills. We are thankful that many of our community members remained safe as the fire front went through. We are one of the lucky ones. Our neighbours have lost houses, vineyards and businesses. Our property is black but miraculously the winery is still standing. We are so thankful to our neighbours and emergency services. Thank you to everyone who have reached out to us. If you would like to help, please donate to the CFS foundation. The fire has affected a lot of people and our thoughts are with everyone affected, emergency services and those who are still under threat.

How you can help:

Buy their wine direct (no commissions): https://www.turonwines.com.au/cellar

Howard Vineyard

Howard Vineyard lost approximately 30% of its Lobethal Vineyard due to the fires. The winery says this would usually make up to 100 tonnes worth of wine grapes.

Buy their wine direct (no commissions): https://www.howardvineyard.com/store/


Buy their wine direct (no commissions): https://www.petaluma.com.au/Shop/All-Wines

Geoff Weaver

Buy their wine direct (no commissions): https://www.geoffweaver.com.au/sales/buy-direct/

Simon Tolley Wines

Here’s what Simon Tolley Wines posted on Facebook:

This was the moment before hell broke lose…Our hearts and thanks go out to all the amazing people who helped us through this terrible time, especially my dedicated employees 🙏🙏🙏 Thanks for the calls and texts from wine industry colleagues, friends and family, I can’t get back to everyone because we’ve had no power and network issues… Amazingly our accommodation has been left untouched but loss to about 80% of the vineyard. Once again thanks for everybody who helped fight the fire #amazing #cfs #volunteers #neighbors

Here’s how you can help:

Buy their wine direct (no commissions): https://www.simontolley.com.au/buy

Adam Loveys Wines

Adam’s vineyard and all equipment was destroyed by the fires around Woodside on Friday. The future is uncertain at this stage. He makes some pretty amazing wine which is available for purchase.

How you can help:

Please message his sister who has offered to arrange delivery – via the post below.

He current has:18 Tannat $25 ea or $250/doz (very special rare finite involuntarily discontinued); 18 Shiraz Mondeuse $15 or $150/doz SOLD OUT….but will replace with another blend ASAP watch this space; 18 Mondeuse rosè $15 ea or $150/doz.


Buy their wine direct (no commissions): https://www.henschke.com.au/store/

Riposte Wines

Buy their wine direct (no commissions): https://timknappstein.com.au/collections/all-wines

Emmeline Wines

Keep an eye on their Facebook page for ways to support! https://www.facebook.com/emmelinewines/

How Else Can You Help?

SA Recovery Facebook page for latest updates for the community. This includes grants, community meetings, donations etc.
The website is www.dhs.sa.gov.au/recovery

The donation of goods isn’t encouraged as they often don’t match the needs of the community and can pose challenges to administer, store, distribute and dispose of.​ Money is the best contribution because it lets the community buy exactly what they need and spend locally – helping the community support locals.

For the latest bushfire updates and community assistance, you can also head to this Facebook group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/3258049114270257/

More Adelaide Hills GoFundMe Fundraisers For Those Affected

Here’s a list of the GoFundMe pages that have been created for families that have lost their homes.

Below is a quick link guide, or scroll down for details on each of the GoFundMe accounts.

For further additions, please email, [email protected].

NEW: Bushfire Relief and Medical Bills For Jenni & Robert Wyrsta

My grandfather and his wife have become yet more victims of the bushfires. They decided to risk their lives to save their land and animals. Unfortunately the fire hit their land from two directions at once and they lost nearly everything, including their animals. My grandfather barely escaped the flames and has already had two surgeries. Thankfully the CFS arrived before the flames took them as well.

Support the Ward Family

Janelle (Nell) and James Ward and their three young children from Lobethal, SA lost their beautiful family home in the fires.

Smart’s farm damage

My brother and Tara and the boys have been hit really hard in the fires yesterday. Losing everything on his farm except his house. He has no fences, no sheds, no tractor, no feed for his cows and sheep. They have no power and no water either. I’m asking kindly if you could help out so he can get some fencing up to be able to keep his stock on his property. And they lost 200 bales of hay all his rain water tanks.

Immediate help for the Seebohm family

(Currently Closed to Donations)

Gemma received the devastating news that their family home and property have all been lost in the fires on Friday. Not even a week before Christmas, Gemma, husband Andrew and three children Chloe (6), Ava (3) and Jai (1) have lost absolutely everything. Gemma wears her heart on her sleeve and helps anyone in need. It breaks our hearts to see them all go through this and desperately want to help provide some financial support during this time. We all know how long insurance claims take!

Linda, Jordi & the kids

Linda, Jordi & the kids lost their home yesterday. It is a very sad & stressful time. Let’s help them! If we all put in a couple of dollars we won’t bring their house, car & belongings back but we can help bring Christmas to the kids. My name is Lorraine, from Adelaide SA and I am Linda’s sister *& the one organising the fundraiser). The raised funds will be transferred to Linda’s bank account. The donations will be used to re-buy Christmas gifts for their 4 children and will also go towards re-starting their lives due to losing everything in the bushfire.

The Pullen Family

On the 20th of December 2019 The Pullen family became victims of the horrific and extremely fast acting Adelaide hills bushfires in Mt Torrens SA, losing their home and many possessions. The Pullens are an extremely generous, loving family and they have agreed to allow us to form this page to help them get by during this busy Christmas period. All Donations will go towards helping the family with day to day expenses and costs until they are able to assess the damage and recuperate. 

Goodger Family

Luke and Sierra have lost their family home with all their belongings, near Mt Torrens in the catastrophic bushfire on December 20th. With 3 young boys aged 7, 5 and 1, this is completely devastating for their family just before Christmas. Any donation would be appreciated to help this hardworking family get through the festive season. 

The Webb/Nelson Family Bushfire Support Fundraiser

In September my family moved from Cudlee Creek Rd, Lobethal… to the Southern suburbs.. We were the lucky ones.. so we would like to give back. We are so saddened to hear that the new tenants of our old home (after living there for only 3 months) have had to evacuate, leaving their horses behind and now their home is burnt to the ground.. they have lost everything. So my family have started this GoFundMe to support the Nelson family, the tenants of 631 Cudlee Creek Rd, Lobethal… who just took over our lease and were literally only just getting settled into their new home. AS WELL as the Webb family that only moved to Cudlee Creek in August and who have also lost everything.. Marc Webb was medically discharged from the military in June and bought his place on Langley Rd to help with his recovery, a true hero who has served our country.. He and his wife also have a 12 year old daughter who is devastated… this family need all the help we can give right now!! All proceeds raised will be split between these two families; Cudlee Creeks most recent residents.

Ervin and Belinda’s phoenix fund

Much loved Lobethal creatives Belinda Broughton and Ervin Janek have lost almost everything in the bushfire on the 20th of December 2019 and you can help. Their house and studio are gone, leaving nothing but rubble,  twisted iron and a useless set of keys. Escaping to safety with only their citizenship documents, camera, computers and a treasure trove of digital poetry and photography, they have lost everything else: art tools, 30-years of journals, the potato peeler and pyjamas…everything that makes a life and the means to live it. Only Belinda could keep her dark sense of humour at such a time, describing the devastating loss as an “exceptionally good decluttering” and a tabla rasa – clean slate.

Leanne and Nils Family Fundraiser

On Friday 20th December 2019, Leanne and Nil’s lost their family home to devastating bushfires in the Adelaide Hills. Leanne and Nils have two beautiful young children, Morgana (6) and Fynn (4). The family have been left with only the clothes on their back. All funds raised will be donated to the family to start rebuilding their lives.

Alyson and Caitlin

Our dearest and closest friends Alyson and Caitlin, have lost their home in the devastating Cudlee Creek bush fires 20/12/19. Please help us raise funds to get these beautiful women back on their feet. Any donation would be greatly appreciated to buy essentials like toiletries, bedding and clothes at this difficult time.

The Markham Bushfire Fund

My friend and colleague has just lost her home and some of her pets to the Cudlee Creek bushfires.

Support The Mcintosh Family

This photo was taken before the beloved home of the local Mcintosh’s family’s house was completely destroyed by the fire, after catching light during the Adelaide Hills bushfires on the 20th of December.

Nicole, Brent, Lachlan and Ella are Lobethal locals, well known in the wider hills community for their kindness and reliability, running the Balhannah Cafe and catering business; The Olive Branch. With their years of friendship and service in the Adelaide hills, hosting a number of fundraisers in their café and brightening people’s days, they are an integral part of our community. 
Though thankfully all safe and unharmed, the family of 4 face a devastating new task of starting from scratch after losing their home so suddenly and unexpectedly.  In the spirit of Christmas, we ask that you share this campaign and donate what you are able to, or pop in to The Olive Branch to support their business in trying times.

Terri Thiel Bushfire recovery fund

The home Terri has lived in for years is gone. She has lost everything: her pet cats, prized possessions from her Nan and pretty much everything in the house. She is safe now, but been evacuated to Edithburgh jetty as the wind has swung around and the fire is headed for Sultana point and Edithburgh today (21/11/19). For those of you who know Terri Thiel, please send her your love, thoughts and help. She is always volunteering at the netty/footy club and now she will be the one who needs some support.

Tracey and Sean start again

Friday (21/12/19) was a very difficult day for many Adelaide Hills residents. Unfortunately my Mum (Tracey), her partner Sean and my sister (Esther) lost their home.  There are so many layers to what they lost – the everyday necessities like clothing and bedding, the little luxuries that get us through the day like our favourite coffee mug or your favourite chair, kitchen utensils, furniture and of course the things you can’t replace like photos, baby blankets and keepsakes. They also lost the safety and security of having a place to call home. Mum and Sean aren’t the type of people who ask for help.  They’re the kind of people who are constantly helping others –  people who drop round food when you’re stressed, people who baby sit when you have gastro (even if your child also has gastro and they know they’re both going to get sick), people who adopt a greyhound with mental health issues, people who get things done. Many people have asked in the last 24 hours how they can help and at this stage we don’t really know what the process is. It will be a long road back to normal life. I set up this page to try a ease some of the stress of worrying about money over the next few weeks as Mum (Tracey) and Sean start rebuilding their lives.

Bushfire relief for Geoff and Priscilla

Geoff and Priscilla lost their home and all their possessions in the Kangaroo Island bushfires. https://www.gofundme.com/f/bushfire-relief-for-geoff-and-priscilla?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

Cudlee Creek Bushfire Victims

Megan and Kirstie’s parents lost their home in the devastating Cudlee Creek fires. https://fundrazr.com/CuddlyCreekFires?ref=ab_5V0S9N1HPmm5V0S9N1HPmm

Lost House Adelaide Bush Fires

Tammy’s close friends lost their home in the catastrophic fires. https://www.gofundme.com/f/lost-house-adelaide-bush-fires

160 years of family history lost

In the devastating Cuddlee Creek bushfires, Sally’s parents lost the family home in Woodside. It had been in the family for 160 years. Her parents got out with the clothes on their backs, and their dogs. https://www.gofundme.com/f/160-years-of-family-history-lost

Aristaeus Farms

As you’re all aware, the Cudlee Creek bushfire has devastated the Adelaide hills and a result of the fires our friends, Marc, Rhiann & Estelle at Aristaeus Farms have lost everything! Their house sadly went up in flames in the evening of Friday 19th December. Absolutely everything has gone including their bee keeping equipment & all business related items. As the fires took every piece of equipment they owned we would like you to help us raise money to go towards the purchase of new equipment. Thankfully the bees & other animals survived but some spare hives etc were also lost. If we’re able to pull together & help Marc, Rhiann & Estelle of  Aristaeus Farms out we would be more than appreciative. In dreadful times like these we must pull together & help our fellow man out. You can read all about Aristaeus Farms here https://www.aristaeusfarms.com/ 
Donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/aristaeus-farms

Bushfire relief for Deb and Mick

My Aunty Deb and her partner lost their home and all their possessions  yesterday in the Gumeracha fire.

As a newly bought home, contents insurance hadn’t been finalised and they have been left to rebuild just days out from Christmas.

We understand that this is a difficult time of year and many people across Australia are facing similar hardships but if you could spare any amount to aid them through this it would be deeply appreciated. Even a little will go a long way in helping them to buy the essentials.

Donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/bushfire-relief-for-deb-and-mike?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

SA fires: Ian and Kathy – family home up in smoke!

My father in law Ian, and partner Kathy lost their home when the fire tore through the Adelaide hills. This photo is of them absolutely devastated looking at the remains. They are the sort of people who would never ask for any help at this tough time. I can’t even imagine how they must feel losing there home this close to Christmas. So I’ve decided to organise this go fund me to help them in this tough time. Any little bit would help. Thanks for taking the time to read this xxxx https://www.gofundme.com/f/sa-fires-family-home-gone

Rising from the ashes – Juliet & Darren Schultz

This precious family with three young girls lost everything during the Cudlee Creek fires.

Darren and Juliet Shultz are the first to give and the last to ask for anything. While their immediate needs have been taken care of, and they were fully insured, the weeks and months between now and when they can start to rebuild their lives will be tough. Your support, however big or small, will help them through one of the toughest times of their lives Thank you, and may you be blessed for your generous donation x https://www.gofundme.com/f/ff2s7-rising-from-the-ashes

Helen and Geoff Glanville

A couple who have worked with prisoner’s families for years, Helen and Geoff Glanville have been left with nothing but their car after fire took their Gumeracha home. This fundraiser has been created by another couple who are actually victims of the same bushfire themselves.


Jordan & Steph

Jordan and his friend Steph and their cats have been living a quiet life in Lobethal, both coping with mental health and other health concerns, until the fires took their home. Full details on the link:


Dauchier Family

The Cuddlee Creek bushfire has devastated the Adelaide hills and the Dauchier Family is one of the many that not only lost their Family home, but all of their belongings and their memorabilia.

If you have a couple of dollars to spare this Christmas to help this family re build their home and get their feet back on the ground. 


Cynthia’s home burned down in SA bushfires

Our friend Cynthia Gilles has had her house completely burnt down in the recent bushfires in Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills SA. She has evacuated with nothing but the clothes on her back. Any contribution to help her and her senior close friend and housemate Roger get back on their feet would be very much appreciated. Both are in their 80’s and have been seriously affected.


Tina and Christel 

The Lobethal fire came through so quickly, Christel and her daughter Tina had no time to grab more than essential documents. By the time the fire trucks arrived the house was well ablaze.  Tina’s son battled through the night to fight the blaze, finally falling asleep on the driveway, Tina and Christel have lost everything, including precious family memories. Your donation of any amount would be thankfully received as they try to rebuild their lives from the ashes.

Promnitz Family

The devastating Cuddlee Creek fires have destroyed my father-in-laws house. Hayden, his partner and my husband tried to stay and defend until it was too unsafe to stay. They left when the flames were on the top of the hill across the gully. They got out with the clothes on their back leaving behind everything else. If you can, please help these beautiful people to get back on their feet and rebuild their home. 

Sue The Foster Mum

Unfortunately today a beautiful local mum who goes above and beyond for anyone and everyone has lost her home and everything they own in the fires here in the hills at Harrogate she has 6 beautiful children a foster mum for many many years. At this time of year such a horrible thing to experience my heart breaks to even write this. I would love to be able to raise the funds to help them get started again from scratch and make things a little easier and possibly a little Merrier for Christmas.

Elderly Couple Who Have Lost Everything

My parents in their 70s have a particularly heartbreaking story and the unluckiest of circumstances.  They have been working exceptionally hard trying finalise renovations of the family home with the last of their life savings.  You see they no longer receive any income and have never received a pension.  They were days of finishing the property when the fire struck and burnt their house to the ground.  The house was due to go on the market in the coming months hopefully after some rain, to clear debt part due to the banks terrible mismanagement.  We all know about the royal commission into Australia’s major financial institutions right?  Well the bank also lapsed their home insurance, the house was no longer insured after some 25 years of always being insured, and they now have NOTHING… To add to this my father has also being battling illness and is being dragged and stretched to his limits with WorkCover.  He has a debilitating disease called Q Fever that has robbed him of his physical fitness and often his mental stamina.  A virus contracted when working with farm or wild animals that has symptoms similar to chronic fatigue but also attacks the brain stem and heart.  

For further additions, please email, [email protected].

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