Adelaide Hills Wine Region

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Adelaide Hills
Latitude 34°50'S
Altitude 400-500m
Growing Season Rainfall 310mm
Mean January Temperature 19.1°C
Harvest Mid March to late April
Wineries 114
Website www.southaustralia.com/AdelaideHills.aspx
Principle Grape Varieties Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Merlot, Semillon, Riesling, Viognier

About Adelaide Hills

The picturesque Adelaide Hills wine region runs along the top of the Mount Lofty Ranges from Mount Pleasant in the north to Mount Compass in the south. It is a cool climate region driven by altitudes of 350-700 metres above sea level. The focus i...

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The picturesque Adelaide Hills wine region runs along the top of the Mount Lofty Ranges from Mount Pleasant in the north to Mount Compass in the south. It is a cool climate region driven by altitudes of 350-700 metres above sea level.

The focus is on premium styles of sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot noir and sparkling wine. They show vibrant character, elegance and fresh natural acidity. The Adelaide Hills is leading the charge for chardonnay in South Australia. Impressive, modern chardonnay styles show bright citrus fruit with subtle oak integration, complexity and minerality. Sauvignon blanc makes zesty wines of passionfruit and tropicals, while sensuous pinot noir is coming into its own. Sparkling wine styles range from fresh and fruit driven, to complex and creamy. Bigger reds like shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc ripen successfully on the warmer sites. Hills growers are also having success with tempranillo, nebbiolo, sangiovese, arneis, and gruner veltliner.

The Adelaide Hills is home to over 50 wine producers. 3,700 ha of vineyard rise and fall through the twisting valleys of the range in multiple pockets of soil and aspect. The great diversity of terroir includes grey and brown loams, weathered schists, skeletal quartzites, sandstones and podsols. Lenswood and Piccadilly Valley are recognised sub regions.

Reaching 727 metres at the summit, the Mount Lofty Ranges stretch for over 300km from Cape Jervis at the tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula to Peterborough in the north of the state. The lush green vines and candlebark eucalypts of the Adelaide Hills are an easy 20min from Adelaide CBD, with lots of gorgeous picnic spots along the way.

Vintage Ratings

1996
9
EXCELLENT
9
EXCELLENT
1997
7
VERY GOOD
7
VERY GOOD
1998
7
VERY GOOD
7
VERY GOOD
1999
7
VERY GOOD
8
GREAT
2000
5
AVERAGE
6
GOOD
2001
8
GREAT
8
GREAT
2002
9
EXCELLENT
9
EXCELLENT
2003
8
GREAT
8
GREAT
2004
8
GREAT
7
VERY GOOD
2005
7
VERY GOOD
8
GREAT
2006
7
VERY GOOD
9
EXCELLENT
2007
8
GREAT
6
GOOD
2008
7
VERY GOOD
7
VERY GOOD
2009
9
EXCELLENT
9
EXCELLENT
2010
9
EXCELLENT
9
EXCELLENT
2011
3
DIFFICULT
6
GOOD
2012
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data
2013
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data
2014
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data

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Wineries

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2011 Scotchmans Hill The Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

Here we have a mellow, goes down easy style of cab sav that you could put a slight chill on if the day is a bit warm. It's a soft, easy going wine ...

Winery: Scotchmans Hill | Region: Adelaide Hills| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $15.00 | OUR PRICE : $12.50
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2012 Cape Barren Wines Silly Goose Sauvignon Blanc

This bright and breezy sav blanc from Cape Barren is just the ticket for quenching a Summer thirst. Smells of tropical fruit salad and apples adorn...

Winery: Cape Barren Wines | Region: Adelaide Hills| Cracka Rating: 3.0/5
RRP: $19.95 | OUR PRICE : $15.99
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2012 Longview Red Bucket Shiraz Cabernet

Longview is run by brothers Peter and Mark Saturno, who returned from the hustle and bustle of New York to the relative calm of the Adelaide Hills ...

Winery: Longview Vineyard | Region: Adelaide Hills| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $19.50 | OUR PRICE : $14.99
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2012 Chain of Ponds Section 400 Pinot Noir

The Adelaide Hills is cementing itself a reputation for top notch Pinot Noir and if you’ve not tried any from the region here’s your chance, as we ...

Winery: Chain of Ponds | Region: Adelaide Hills| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $23.00 | OUR PRICE : $17.99
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2009 Riposte The Rapier Traminer

Gewurztraminer is SO underrated it's not funny. There's plenty of things to like about the variety, plus it's great with Asian-inspired food. This ...

Winery: Riposte | Region: Adelaide Hills| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $21.95 | OUR PRICE : $17.99
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2013 Riposte The Foil Sauvignon Blanc

This cheeky little Riposte savvy is made by one of Australia's legen - 'wait for it' - dary winemakers, Tim Knappstein. It is very much a retort to...

Winery: Riposte | Region: Adelaide Hills| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2012 Bird in Hand Two in the Bush Shiraz

What you have here is a slurpable Shiraz that everyone wants to refill their glasses with. It kicks off with exotic fruit and spice aromas before m...

Winery: Bird in Hand | Region: Adelaide Hills| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $23.00 | OUR PRICE : $18.99
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2013 Pike & Joyce Pinot Gris

When you taste this Pinot Gris from the Adelaide Hills you may pass on the Sauvignon Blanc of the region in favour of this cheeky aromatic white. P...

Winery: Pike Joyce | Region: Adelaide Hills| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $24.99 | OUR PRICE : $18.99
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2011 Mr. Riggs Yacca Paddock Tempranillo

As Tempranillo goes, this would be the Mac truck version! It's a big, butch 15%-er that shows ultra-ripe red berries and dark plums on the nose, al...

Winery: Mr Riggs | Region: Adelaide Hills| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $30.00 | OUR PRICE : $25.99
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2012 Casa Freschi Altezza Chardonnay

Our philosophy is to bottle under this label only when we consider the result to have great complexity, finesse, elegance, purity and potential lon...

Winery: Casa Freschi | Region: Adelaide Hills
RRP: $46.00 | OUR PRICE : $37.99
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2012 S.C.Pannell Adelaide Hills Syrah

If anyone knows what they are doing with shiraz, it's Steve Pannell. This 2012 version is a truly medium-bodied style that shows pretty aromas of b...

Winery: S C Pannell | Region: Adelaide Hills| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $27.99 | OUR PRICE : $25.99
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2012 d'Arenberg The Broken Fishplate Sauvignon Blanc

We have no idea how D'Arenberg comes up with these weird names, but perhaps it's best not to ask! This bright young savvy is like plunging your fac...

Winery: d Arenberg | Region: Adelaide Hills| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $23.00 | OUR PRICE : $19.99
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2009 Chain of Ponds The Amadeus Cabernet Sauvignon

This Cabernet is not named after Mozart but it’s a fine and harmonious orchestration of flavours that hums an elegiac tune. The Adelaide Hills is n...

Winery: Chain of Ponds | Region: Adelaide Hills| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $34.95 | OUR PRICE : $28.99
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2010 Wolf Blass Gold Label Adelaide Hills Shiraz Viognier

The highly acclaimed Wolf Blass Gold Label Riesling was launched in 1985, and inspired our winemaking team to develop a range of wines that provid...

Winery: Wolf Blass | Region: Adelaide Hills
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2011 The Other Woman Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc

Adelaide must be the best damn place for Sauvignon Blanc in the country because the wines are just so pure, so elegant and so delicious. This one h...

Winery: Kakaba Wines | Region: Adelaide Hills| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $20.00 | OUR PRICE : $12.99 (35% OFF)
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2011 Gipsie Jack Wine Co Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc

Named after John Glaetzer's Jack Russell dog, this savvy out of the Adelaide Hills does have a touch of the Marlboroughs about it. There's plenty o...

Winery: Gipsie Jack Wine Co | Region: Adelaide Hills| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $23.00 | OUR PRICE : $17.99
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2013 Mike Press Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc

Is this the best value Sauvignon Blanc in Australia? It’s hard to beat Adelaide Hills producer Mike Press when it comes to value for money. You...

Winery: Mike Press Wines | Region: Adelaide Hills| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2011 Chain of Ponds Grave's Gate Shiraz

The Grave’s Gate is a fairly solemn sounding name for a wine, but there’s no need to get morose because this is a joyous red. It’s actually a trib...

Winery: Chain of Ponds | Region: Adelaide Hills| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $22.00 | OUR PRICE : $17.99
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2010 Howard Vineyard Amos Cabernet Sauvignon

This is the top shelf wine from Howard Vineyard, and it hails from a single vineyard as you would expect. It smells deep and dense, with brooding d...

Winery: Howard Vineyard | Region: Adelaide Hills| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $50.00 | OUR PRICE : $44.99
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2011 Mr. Riggs Montepulciano d'Adelaide Hills

Here we have a homage to Italy. Montepulciano is a town in Tuscany, as well as being a native grape variety, and this version shows aromas of red b...

Winery: Mr Riggs | Region: Adelaide Hills| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $30.00 | OUR PRICE : $25.99
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