Somerled Wines

About

Compact, high end range with a shiraz that has been likened to Penfolds Grange! Such an elegant cellar door, brimming with locals and visitors alike. Let the Moody family make a fuss of you with platters, wines and cheer.

Location Description

Somerled Cellar Door is situated at the entrance to the leafy, historic village of Hahndorf. It is a 30 minute drive from Adelaide’s CBD, or you can take the 45-minutes bus trip to Hahndorf via picturesque Hills villages.

Features

  • Welcoming and elegant.

Additional Information

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Winemaker

Rob Moody:

Rob’s 40 year winemaking career started in 1969.

He was employed at Penfold’s by Max Schubert, the ‘father’ of Penfolds Grange, when Penfolds was still a family owned company.

Rob continued working on iconic South Australian wines at Penfolds and Wynns until 2001.

Quiet, unassuming and profoundly talented and patient in his profession, Rob’s greatest delight currently is producing this compact, super premium range, with absolute consistency, in close connection with his family.

History

Founded in 2001.

The Team

Heather Moody:

In the cellar door, Heather will be seen providing guests with her home-roasted and salted almonds (at every opportunity), and preparing her now well-known Spanish platters with flare. At Somerled Wines, Heather helps with directing packaging and logistics, and was responsible for driving the cellar door to the elegant and welcoming hub that it now is on Hahndorf’s Main Street.

Prior to Somerled’s arrival to the scene in the Adelaide Hills, Heather was a secondary French teacher. After 20 years in that role, she was Features Editor of embroidery magazine ‘Inspirations’ at Country Bumpkin Publications.

Lucy Moody:

Lucy has found her home in Hahndorf managing Somerled Cellar Door, taking care of the marketing and promotions that it entails.

Like Heather and Rob, she has great satisfaction in pouring the range and chatting to Somerled’s customers, face to face.

Lucy has worked in wine export, distribution, packaging and logistics for most of her working life, both in Australia and Hong Kong, and now absolutely embraces the beauty and vibrancy of the Adelaide Hills Wine Region.

Emma Moody:

Life in New York as the Wall Street Journal Markets Editor might seem a million miles from Somerled Cellar Door in Hahndorf.

However, our cellar door in this little Hills hamlet is never far from Emma’s mind. Emma has lived in New York for eleven years.

Somerled Wines was the creation of Emma and Rob. Emma keeps a keen eye on our developments from her busy office in one of the most vibrant cities in the world.

On arrival in Australia for holidays, her cellar door apron is donned within minutes!

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Hours

Thurs – Mon: 11-6pm

Address

89 Main St
Hahndorf , South Australia 5245
Australia

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