The Knappstein name has been involved in the wine business in South Australia since 1895.

Tim became a third generation vigneron when he commenced his career in the family company, Stanley Wines, making his first wine in 1966, after graduating from the Roseworthy College Oenology course.

In 1981 Tim was the first to plant a vineyard in the Lenswood area of the Adelaide Hills, where he still lives. He has since sold the vineyards and works with a range of dedicated growers within the region.

As the enormous potential of the Lenswood fruit emerged, the Tim Knappstein sold all his Clare interests in 1995 to concentrate solely on the fruit and wines from this exciting new viticulture region of the Adelaide Hills.

To the present day the accolades continue, with Tim having won awards for his Pinot Noir seven of the eleven times he has entered the Adelaide Hyatt Advertiser Wine Awards, plus consistently achieving gold medals for his Sabre Pinot Noir.