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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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 Ciders



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

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

Sidewood Basket Pressed Pear Cider is bright, delicious and refreshing with a divine balance of ripe pear sweetness and crisp 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

  • King of the Hills – More for Mappinga

    May 18, 2016

    Sidewood’s 2013 Mappinga Shiraz has further cemented its place as one of the world’s finest wines with The International Wine Challenge (IWC) in London this week awarding it two Trophies for Best Regional Shiraz, Adelaide Hills and Best Regional Shiraz, South Australia

    The IWC is generally accepted as the world’s finest and most meticulously judged wine competition.  Every entry is blind tested assessed for its faithfulness to style, region and vintage. A rigorous judging process sees each medal-winning wine being tasted on three separate occasions by at least 10 different judges.

    These two new trophies add to the global recognition received for the 2013 Mappinga Shiraz (of which less than 1000 dozen was produced). It has also been awarded arguably the world’s greatest accolade, The 2015 Decanter International Trophy for “Best Rhone Varietal over £15.00”. Gold medals were received from the Royal Hobart Wine Show, The San Francisco International Wine Show, and the San Diego Wine Makers Challenge.  It was also afforded 97 points by James Halliday.

    Sidewood owner Owen Inglis said “this is a great result for Sidewood.  We’re a relatively young and small winery with an ever strengthening reputation for being one of the world’s top producers of super premium Shiraz.  To be officially recognised by both the IWC and Decanter the two largest and most influential shows in the world is sensational for both Sidewood and the Adelaide Hills.

    “Our greatest issue with our Shiraz has been our inability to meet demand, and to this end, we’ve recently purchased a further 25 hectares of land and doubled the production capability at our winery.”

    Sidewood entered two wines in to the IWC competition, in addition to the Mappinga Shiraz, their entry for the Sidewood 2015 Sauvignon Blanc was awarded a silver medal - the highest medal provided to any Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc. This wine has also been widely recognised with Gold Medals being received from The Royal Melbourne Wine Competition, Mundus Vini in Germany and Catavinum in Spain.  It has a 95 point score from James Halliday

    A 2014 Mappinga Shiraz was not produced, the 2015 vintage is due for release in mid 2017.


  • Maximilians / Sidewood Cellar Door Saturday’s – 9 April 2016

    April 14, 2016
    Maximilians, Saturday, winery, wines, adelaide hills

  • Food & Wine Pairing – Pan Seared Tommy Ruff

    April 6, 2016
    People toasting wine glasses at outdoor dinner party


    Mappinga Sauvignon Blanc

    Pan Seared SA Tommy Ruff, Celeriac Remoulade, Chorizo, Soft Herbs

  • Sidewood Cellar Door Saturday’s – 2 April 2016

    April 6, 2016

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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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