About Us

Estate Grown | Hand Crafted | Adelaide Hills

Our Story

Sidewood is a privately owned vineyard, nestled in the cool climate region of the Adelaide Hills, the heart of Australian premium wine. Owners and Vignerons Owen and Cassandra Inglis, who have owned the estate since 2004, aim to create stylish, elegant wines with a focus on high quality from estate grown fruit.

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The Sidewood Winery is a state of the art winery that was the original site of Mayhem and Co. Sidewood Wines are made by internationally acclaimed winemakers Natasha Mooney and Darryl Catlin. The Sidewood Winery is managed by Darryl who’s work was recently awarded ‘Best Red Wine in Australia’ from 2014 International Wine Challenge.

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The Sidewood Vineyard is canvas of art, carefully manicured to perfection to ensure the fruit flavour profile at its peak. Directors of Vitiworks, Mark Vella and Peter McIntyre have been a vital part of the Sidewood Team since 2009. Mark and Peter have a combined experience of 32 years in the wine industry with over 21 years in the Adelaide Hills.

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Our Wines

Stable Hill

Award winning wines that offer excellent value at an exceptional price.

  • TROPHY | 2012 Stable Hill Shiraz | Adelaide Hills Wine Show
  • TROPHY | 2010 Stable Hill Shiraz | International Cool Climate Wine Show


Sidewood Estate

Multiple award winning wines that are produced from hand picked, single vineyard estate grown vines, resulting in quality in every bottle.

  • TROPHY | 2013 Sidewood Estate Sauvignon Blanc | Adelaide Hills Wine Show
  • TROPHY | 2013 Sidewood Estate Sauvignon Blanc | Winewise Small Vigneron Awards
  • GOLD | 2013 Sidewood Estate Sauvignon Blanc | National Wine Show of Australia
  • GOLD | 2013 Sidewood Estate Sauvignon Blanc | Royal Adelaide Wine Show
  • TOP 100 | 2013 Sidewood Estate Pinot Gris | Huon Hooke New Release Wines

Mappinga Reserve

Ultra premium reserve range from our low yield, premium single vineyard estate grown vines, hand picked, whole bunch pressed and barrel fermented.

  • TROPHY | 2012 Sidewood Estate Mappinga Shiraz | Winestate Magazine
  • BLUE-GOLD | 2012 Sidewood Estate Mappinga Shiraz | Sydney International Wine Challenge
  • TOP 100 | 2012 Sidewood Estate Mappinga Shiraz | Sydney International Wine Challengea

Our Cider



Our hand-crafted premium apple cider is sourced only from orchards in the cool climate of the Adelaide Hills. The eight week  process starts  within  the  orchards as  the apples  are  carefully  hand  selected  for  flavour and acidity. To retain the fresh natural apple flavours the fruit is crushed and then cool fermented at the Sidewood Cidery within hours of picking.

Sidewood Apple Cider is super fresh, clean and fruit driven whilst retaining the perfect balance of sweetness and refreshing acidity. A premium natural cider.


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Cellar Door | Sidewood at Maximilian's

Sidewood Cellar Door
Experience Sidewood Cellar Door at Maximilian’s Restaurant with the surrounding rural views of the Adelaide Hills. Taste the Sidewood wines that impress the judges with consistent trophies and gold medals. Casual dining available on the Sidewood deck, overlooking the floating golf green. Yes, take the Sidewood Golf Challenge to hit a hole-in-one! Sidewood Cellar Door, an Adelaide Hills destination that you’ll be back to visit.

Maximilian’s Restaurant
Adelaide Hills iconic restaurant Maximilian’s is the premier destination for an exceptional dining experience. Delight in the sweeping views over the lake and vineyard; be enchanted by the warm ambiance; savour the superb menu celebrating season and region. Just some of the reasons why we were nominated ‘Best Regional Restaurant’ – Advertiser Food Awards 2013.

Nestled amongst vineyards with country panorama it’s outstanding that we’re located only 12 minutes from the Toll Gate and 25 minutes from King William Street, Adelaide.

We are open Wednesday to Sunday 11am till 5pm.

15 Onkaparinga Valley Road
Verdun, South Australia 5245

T: +61 (08) 8388 7777
E: cellardoor@sidewood.com.au


News & Reviews

  • Sidewood Estate – Orchards to Trophy within months!

    July 21, 2014

    Within six months of the initial release SIDEWOOD APPLE CIDER was awarded CHAMPION SOUTH AUSTRALIAN EXHIBIT and received ‘The Winequip Trophy’ from the 2014 Royal Adelaide Show Cider Competition.

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  • The 2K Golf Challenge!

    June 1, 2014

    The first of FIVE $2,000 prizes was won over the June long weekend. Over 800 SWINGERS have taken the challenge to land a hole-in-one and earn the title of a SIDEWOOD CHAMPION!

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  • Sidewood Estate – The next big step!

    March 27, 2014

    Sidewood Estate are proud to announce that we have purchased the ADELAIDE HILLS WINERY in Nairne.

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  • 2012 Mapping Shiraz Awarded Winestate Top 5 Shiraz – Wine of the Year

    December 13, 2013
    SW MAPP SHZ 2012

    WINESTATE MAGAZINE award the 2012 MAPPINGA RESERVE Adelaide Hills Shiraz as a TOP 5 SHIRAZ in their prestigious ‘WINE OF THE YEAR AWARDS’.

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There are many perks of joining our Sidewood Swingers Wine Club? In joining our Sidewood Wine Club you have access to member benefits:

  • Exclusive member only wine offers
  • Pre-release & museum wines, not available to the general public
  • Members only events at the Cellar Door
  • VIP tastings
  • Sidewood Golf Challenges with our floating golf green!


Sidewood is passionate about supporting our community and proudly sponsors the following events, local sporting groups and charities.


Cellar Door
Sidewood at Maximilian's

15 Onkaparinga Valley Road
Verdun, South Australia 5245

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T: +61 (08) 8388 7777
E: cellardoor@sidewood.com.au

Head Office
Vineyard & Stables

92 Mappinga Road
Oakbank, South Australia 5243

T: +61 (08) 8389 9234

F: +61 (08) 8388 1752
E: enquiries@sidewood.com.au

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