a place to unwind and escape busy life


Idyllic country holiday Everything was perfect for a peaceful, relaxing weekend away! Accommodation was excellent, fully self contained, wood burner stove, breakfast and cooking materials provided, comfortable bed, board games, great DVD selection, toiletries, and really nice finishing touches like some crackers, cheese and homemade chutney and a little glass of port when we arrived! The location is also excellent, isolated and peaceful, yet only 15/20 min drive to a town! Complete freedom on the property, for us and our dog! Lots of farm animals and 2 lovely dogs who were very friendly! We also saw 5 wombats, which was a treat! Ann and Greg were very welcoming! Would thouroghly recommend! Loved our stay here!

Joanna C

Feels like coming home  We cannot speak highly enough after our stay at the Lyrebird. The peaceful surroundings, the attention and service provided by the hosts and all contributing aspects combined to ensure that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We look forward to the time when we can return.

Grace S


Lyrebird Ridge Organic Winery and Retreat

Lyrebird Ridge Organic Winery and Retreat is a small organic winery situated on 40 acres of bush land only 20 minutes from Kangaroo Valley, 25 minutes to Berry and 20 minutes from Nowra. The winery has been in operation for 25 years with the first vines going in in 1994. Chambourcin has been our main varietal, due to its resilience to disease, essential when growing using organic practices. Over the years we have had many challenges however we continue to produce a small quantity of red wine and fortified wines for sale at our cellar door and for our guests.

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 accommodation

We 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 Environment

Our 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.

Organic Chambourcin: no chemicals, no preservatives

The Chambourcin grape is suitable as a table grape, it is of hybrid heritage and well known for the strong colour and capacity to resist disease, making it ideally suited to organic wine making. Chambourcin is the main grape variety grown with tastings of our available vintages as well as our port available at our cellar door.

From vine to bottle, produced on our premises, our organic wine contains no chemicals and is spray and preservative free. High in anti-oxidants and with no known allergens it can be recommended as a healthier alternative to those preferring chemical free wine.

Our chickens are housed in a combination of chicken tractors and runs in the vineyard. The ever present danger of hawks and eagles means we let them free range when we are working in the vineyard so we can protect them.



Lyrebird Ridge Organic Winery and Retreat

Lyrebird Ridge Organic Winery and Retreat is a small organic winery situated on 40 acres of bush land only 20 minutes from Kangaroo Valley, 25 minutes to Berry and 20 minutes from Nowra. The winery has been in operation for 25 years with the first vines going in in 1994. Chambourcin has been our main varietal, due to its resilience to disease, essential when growing using organic practices. Over the years we have had many challenges however we continue to produce a small quantity of red wine and fortified wines for sale at our cellar door and for our guests.

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 accommodation

We 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 Environment

Our 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.

Organic Chambourcin: no chemicals, no preservatives

The Chambourcin grape is suitable as a table grape, it is of hybrid heritage and well known for the strong colour and capacity to resist disease, making it ideally suited to organic wine making. Chambourcin is the main grape variety grown with tastings of our available vintages as well as our port available at our cellar door.

From vine to bottle, produced on our premises, our organic wine contains no chemicals and is spray and preservative free. High in anti-oxidants and with no known allergens it can be recommended as a healthier alternative to those preferring chemical free wine.

Our chickens are housed in a combination of chicken tractors and runs in the vineyard. The ever present danger of hawks and eagles means we let them free range when we are working in the vineyard so we can protect them.

Idyllic country holiday Everything was perfect for a peaceful, relaxing weekend away! Accommodation was excellent, fully self contained, wood burner stove, breakfast and cooking materials provided, comfortable bed, board games, great DVD selection, toiletries, and really nice finishing touches like some crackers, cheese and homemade chutney and a little glass of port when we arrived! The location is also excellent, isolated and peaceful, yet only 15/20 min drive to a town! Complete freedom on the property, for us and our dog! Lots of farm animals and 2 lovely dogs who were very friendly! We also saw 5 wombats, which was a treat! Ann and Greg were very welcoming! Would thouroghly recommend! Loved our stay here!

Joanna C

Feels like coming home  We cannot speak highly enough after our stay at the Lyrebird. The peaceful surroundings, the attention and service provided by the hosts and all contributing aspects combined to ensure that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We look forward to the time when we can return.

Grace S