Furnished in style with so many original Burge family pieces from its 101 years of history – you’ll marvel at the antique earthenware, the original floorboards, unique artwork, walking canes of generations past, and so much more.
But don’t feel that you’ll be stepping into a time warp.
The home has so much historic charm, and has been beautifully complimented by modern pieces that have all been sourced entirely from the Barossa.
You’ll also love the luxury addition of three indulgent ensuites, one for each of the spacious bedroom suites each named after Burge family members.
Colin & Ethel Nancy Suite
The most versatile suite in the house is named after fourth generation, Colin Burge and his beloved wife Nancy. Colin and Nancy married in 1945 when Colin came out of the Army following his war posting in Darwin.
Colin was a visionary winemaker, he expanded Wilsford Winery which was established by his father, Percival. The original winery can be seen next to the house and this was where Colin spent most of his time. In the 1940’s and 1950’s it flourished, specialising in fortified wines as he delivered them door to door.
Ethel Nancy Burge (better known as Nancy) was a hardworking wife and mother. She was a certified nurse and left her mark on Lyndoch as a vital and energetic member of the community. She started the Lyndoch Tennis Club on her very own backyard grass court at Wilsford House. She also became involved with the famous Barossa Vintage Festival from its inception in 1947.
This magnificent bedroom which was Colin & Nancy’s all their married life, features two single beds or one king bed (adaptable) with an adorning ensuite, double amenity and shower.
Grant Walker Suite
This suite is dedicated to Grant Burge, the famous winemaker and reputable vigneron who grew up at Wilsford House.
Grant was three years old when his parents inherited the property and this particular bedroom was his. He was the last person in the Barossa to ride his horse to school at nearby town, Rowland Flat and his childhood memories of Wilsford House are vivid.
He has spent his life dedicated to the Barossa, having built successful award-winning wine brands and operating one of the largest vineyard portfolio’s in the Barossa and Eden Valley. Together with his family who are now 6th generation winemakers, he continues to build his legacy in the Barossa.
This comfortable suite features a luxurious queen size bed. The charming ensuite features a double amenity and shower surrounded by the homestead’s original exposed brick wall.
Percival Norman Suite
Percival Norman Burge is a third generation of the family in the Barossa and the founder of Wilsford Wines which he built in 1919. Percy was quite the property developer, having purchased the property from the Kennedy family in 1908.
Percival planted the vineyards we see here today, and his steady determination quickly grew the reputation for the quality of his wine. He was an avid church-goer and was also well-known for writing poems and letters, some of which were published in The Advertiser newspaper.
This stunning bedroom is the largest of the estate, featuring a luxurious king bed and ensuite with double amenity and shower.