About Us

ilya Vineyards

Adelaide Hills Wine Region

Paul and Sharon Bushell acquired 66 hectares of magnificent Adelaide Hills country in 1997, and in 1999 the first vines were planted. ILYA Vineyards was the realization of a dream to produce outstanding cool climate wines from 100% estate grown grapes. Single vineyard hand crafted wines that showcase the unique terroir of the property.


Nestled on top of The Range at Kuitpo (Ki-po) South Australia, the vineyards are at the southern end of the Adelaide Hills Wine Region. Climate is distinctly cooler and wetter than most wine regions with four distinct seasons, each season heralding its own beauty and character. Winter dominant rain with cold temperatures, rain tapering off and temperature increasing with chilly mornings in Spring, warm to hot in Summer with cool evenings and the occasional "summer rain", and Autumn, ushering in milder days with cool to crisp mornings, ideal for slow, steady ripening.

"Welcome to our world", enjoy browsing through this website. ILYA wines can be purchased online through our secure e-commerce "shop" and we welcome any enquiries you may have.

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From our family to yours

ILYA Vineyards .... Located at the Southern reaches of South Australia's Adelaide Hills Wine Region - Meticulously managed vineyards, ancient ironstone soils, artisan wine created from a single vineyard.
"Our terroir in a bottle"

— Paul and Sharon Bushell

Tractor In Vineyard
Feature Wine

2021 ILYA Pinot Noir

A judicious confluence of bunchy clove, sarsaprarilla and dill accents with a core of red cherry sappiness, briary tannins stemming any excess. A free flow of herbs, spices and fruit from attack to finish. A beautifully composed wine and at the price, stellar value.

Ned Goodwin MW
Published 25 February 2023

Harvest date 19 March 2021
Alc/vol 13.3%
P.H. 3.50
T.A. 7.50
Ilya 2021 Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir