a place to unwind and escape busy life
Lyrebird Ridge Organic Winery and RetreatSmall organic winery situated on 40 acres of pristine bush land about halfway between Kangaroo Valley and Nowra - Lyrebird Ridge Organic Winery and Retreat is a place to unwind and escape busy life. Operating since 1994, Chambourcin has been our main varietal. Organically grown grapes, hand-picked, basket pressed and made with no added preservatives.
Why are we a retreat?Coming to our property means having a break from the everyday connection to technology. There is no internet, phone or television reception in our accommodation. We find this helps people to unwind and relax for the duration of their stay.
Of course, we can provide guests with the necessary facilities if needed, although we don’t reveal the ‘hot spot’ for your mobile unless requested.
A pet friendly accommodationWe are very happy to have you bring your pet along to the property, for a visit or a stay. We simply ask you to let us know, when you book your stay.
Our resident pets are Molly, the Border Collie and Rosie May, a Golden Retriever. Both are very friendly and love sharing the property. Molly is the worker and Rosie is the social coordinator.
Sustainability and The EnvironmentOur plan is to be as self-sufficient as possible for both our business and personal life.
Our electricity requirements are met by a substantial Solar Power System. We operate a generator if needed, and our hot water and cooking is gas. We use naturally fallen trees on our property to provide wood for slow combustion fireplaces in both our home and the guest accommodation.
Rain water tanks collect 70 000 litres of water for drinking and five dams provide irrigation for our vineyard, fruit trees and vegetable beds. Compost and chickens dispose of any food scraps. Other recyclables are collected, sorted and removed to the local recycle centre.
We try our best to minimise our impact on the native flora and fauna. Along with our ducks and chickens, wombats and wallabies graze throughout the property. Click here to read more about our organic chambourcin with no chemicals and no preservatives.
our guests speak
We throughly enjoyed our stay at lyrebird. Beautiful location, great wine and 2 very cute puppies. Anne was lovely, attentive and always checking if we needed anything but also gave us our space on the property. It was nice to have no wifi/reception and the room had a nice choice of DVDs, books and games.
Our stay here exceeded our expectations, the property the hospitality and the overall humble environment was truly perfect. Beautiful starry skies and woodfired fires, an abundance of walks and sightseeing. Anne and Greg and especially Rosie and Molly(2 beautiful dogs) welcomed us, and we will definitely be back, thank you for a lovely weekend.
such a beautiful farm/vineyard, Anne and Greg were fantastic hosts, the food and wine are delicious. My only regret is that the cottage doesn't have double glazing and we got quite cold at night, despite the fireplace in the living room and hot bottles in bed. We would love to come back but maybe in spring or autumn when the nights are a bit warmer...
Absolutely beautiful, Anne and her family are so kind and really made the stay enjoyable. Lovely personal touches through the space and the location is wonderful. So nice to turn off from all the electronics and just relax. Anne was also very gracious and kind regarding our anxious French bulldog. Thank you so much for our stay. Looking forward to returning again.
We had the best mini break we've had in years at Anne and Greg's beautiful property! I could not rate it highly enough. Anne's attention to detail on absolutely everything was amazing - from the decor in the rooms, to the incredible hospitality. Nothing was too much trouble, and both Anne & Greg were so great with our sons and took them out to feed the animals which was an absolute highlight. They've not stopped talking about "Annes House" and asking to go back since. The property is absolutely stunning, so much space to roam around, have a BBQ, sit and watch the kids play, and even managed to sneak in a wine tasting. The wine was divine, cant wait to come back & try the Chambertin in the future - we will definitely return. Thanks again for such a lovely stay - I cant recommend the Lyrebird Organic winery to anyone looking for an off grid holiday to re-connect more highly.
We had a great 2 night stay at Anne’s farm. Anne was a great host and went above and beyond to ensure we had everything we needed. The cottage we stayed in was super clean, and felt like a home away from home. Anne went out of her way to take the kids around the farm and introduce them to the animals. The kids loved feeding the chicken’s and ducks and collecting the eggs, which we cooked up for dinner. We did a wine tasting and cheese platter which was great. If you are looking for a couple of days away surrounded by beautiful countryside, lovely hosts and fun for the kids this is the place.
We absolutely loved our stay at Lyrebird Organic Retreat. The accomodation was beautiful and Anne was such a welcoming host. She has added little touches that make your stay feel just that little bit more special and we couldn’t have been happier with how accomodating she was for our dogs.
We just came back from a very quiet and peaceful long weekend at Anne's. Her property was gorgeous and great for the pups to roam around. Dams to swim in, heaps of wildlife and a very tranquil spot. House was exactly as advertised and Anne was easy to work with and very helpful.
Anne's hideaway gives 'taking a break' it's true meaning. This was exactly what the doctor ordered. The cottage was the perfect stay for our family. The cellar was the perfect treat for us adults. And Anne, Greg, Rosie and Molly were the perfect hosts. This region is a gem this close to Sydney. I hope everyone gets to visit and taste. And if you do, give The Lyrebird Ridge organic winery a go. Fully recommend.
Anne is a gracious and generous host. The accommodation was clean and relaxed with plenty of things to do. The breakfast was generous, there were lots of books, games etc to access and enjoy and the farm was beautiful. Kids enjoyed feeding chooks etc. great escape from technology and a wonderful relaxing environment. Highly recommend.
What a beautiful place. Anne is such a lovely person and she takes such a wonderful care of her place. It was always such a pleasure to talk to her. The place is wonderful with everything you need, lots of animals and walks around. Nowra is only 20min away so and there is a new Budenon Art gallery just 7min away.
Anne was very friendly and it was a wonderful stay off grid and with the beach and everything close by. The property was beautiful and we loved relaxing here.
Anne was extremely friendly and hospitable. The studio was perfect, just what I needed for my stay. I especially loved the kitchen already stocked with the locally made wine, pantry items and the fresh loaf of sour dough delivered personally by Anne. Thank you Anne.
Really happy we stayed the extra night. Great to break up our trip in such a peaceful spot. Anne even opened the Cellar Door at late notice so we could have a tasting of their wines that they make on the property.
Very, very nice place to stay. The property is beautifully located away from the hustle, perfect to unwind and relax. The cottage was charming, comfortable and spotless. It provided everything you need including many books to read while there. Anne was a wonderful host, she went out of her way to make us feel comfortable. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to return someday.
Lovely hidden spot away from hustle and bustle. Charming treescapes and cottage feel. The cellar door and optional cheese platters is a great aspect to enjoy during your stay. Do your shopping before coming as it’s a little out of town mind you.
Lovely studio, easy check-in, but the gem was the secluded location, my family and I enjoyed our stay and would be happy to come back anytime. Also, you have to try Anne's wines, the Cabernet was 10/10!