At Leaning Church Vineyard, we love to exceed your expectations!
You might be taken aback by the way we talk about our wine at Leaning Church - in somewhat racier terms than your average wine buff. It's all because we love our wine, but we've never wanted to be wine snobs!
Many of our visitors, unburdened from the obligation to be solemn and serious about the drop they're tasting, enjoy themselves so much that they write their own descriptions. Most are far too saucy to be repeated!
The vibe at our multi-award-winning Cellar Door, Restaurant, Tastings and Functions centre is fresh, fun and funky - and that's the way we like it! Meet vineyard owners Sarah and Mark Hirst, taste our premium cool-climate wine and graze on Tasmania's best ingredients prepared with love by international chef John T. Bailey...all while absorbing the peace and tranquility in our patch of paradise.
Leaning Church Vineyard, formerly Lalla Gully, nestles in a spectacular natural amphitheatre at the foothills of Mount Arthur. We're just twenty minutes from Launceston at Lalla on the East Tamar, on the Tamar Valley Wine route in Tasmania's stunning North East. It's a beautiful spot for the whole family:
Our functions – from small intimate family gatherings to memory-making weddings and stunning corporate events – are truly unique.
From wine guessing games to gourmet BBQs to grazing feasts to six-course degustation in the church, it’s all possible at Leaning Church Vineyard! Join Mark and Sarah Hirst for your next relaxed, fun, interactive and family-friendly tasting sensation.
"Mind blowing! Like your first morning glory - or a squirrel grip after a vasectomy!"
"Best enjoyed nude
in front of a log fire
with chocolate and cheese..."
John T. Bailey @ Leaning Church
Internationally renowned chef John T. Bailey has brought our new-look cellardoor and kitchen to life with a fabulous menu of local and seasonal ingredients! Cape Grim beef, Midlands Venison, Bass Strait Scallops, home-made terrine, John's own sausages...YUMMO!!!!