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      Adelaide Hills

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      Adelaide Hills
      Latitude
      Altitude
      400-500m
      Growing Season Rainfall
      310mm
      Mean January Temperature
      19.1°C
      Harvest
      Mid March to late April
      Wineries
      100
      Website
      Cracka Rating 0

      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 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.

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      2013 Beresford Beacon Hill Chardonnay

      2013 Beresford Beacon Hill Chardonnay

      Chardonnay has changed, no really, take our word for it, because it’s back in vogue in a big way. The funny thing is, for many of us it never went away. So, if you are looking for a wine that delivers, structure, flavour, balance at a more than re...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2013 Mystery 93 Point Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc

      2013 Mystery 93 Point Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc

      This wine is in such great condition, its scary. Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc at its peak, to be consumed now, this ludicrously priced Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from two premium vineyards in the Nairne and Lobethal sub-districts of the Adelai...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2013 Griffin Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc

      2013 Griffin Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc

      This fragrant savvy, hailing from the Adelaide Hills, has plenty of fresh fruit on the nose, apples and passionfruit, with a gorgeous floral lift. Juicy, mouth-watering acid fills out the palate, finely interwoven with a balanced textural finish.

      Cracka rating70
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2015 Bleasdale Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris

      2015 Bleasdale Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris

      This is a pretty nifty little PG that is great value, and it's adorned with a bit of gold bling from some wine shows. It's a lighter-bodied, subtle style of wine that has seen a touch of oak, and displays typical gris nashi pears, apples and ginge...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2013 Geoff Hardy GMH Cabernet Sauvignon

      2013 Geoff Hardy GMH Cabernet Sauvignon

      This fulsome red is right in the drinking zone, and a couple of years have helped to settle it down. There's lots of dark, choc-coated berries on the nose, along with hints of mint and crushed leaves. The palate is full and juicy, with plummy and ...

      Cracka rating70
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2012 Longview Devils Elbow Cabernet Sauvignon

      2012 Longview Devils Elbow Cabernet Sauvignon

      High up in the Adelaide Hills is a picture perfect vineyard and cellar door that belongs to Longview. The wines being produced here are bold examples of what the Adelaide Hills can do and although Cabernet is not that common, it’s fair to say the ...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2013 Shaw and Smith Pinot Noir

      2013 Shaw and Smith Pinot Noir

      This is Shaw + Smith's newest member of the family - a delightfully plush and juicy Pinot Noir sourced from the higher, cooler bits of the Adelaide Hills. Delicious, vibrant Pinot Noir that is immediately drinkable.

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2012 Longview Yakka Shiraz

      2012 Longview Yakka Shiraz

      The Yakka picked up Gold at this years Sydney wine show and is matured on 40% new French oak and 60% old for 12 months. It shows Plum, red berries, coffee, eucalyptus, and that typical spicy white pepper character that you find in Macclesfield fru...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2010 Henschke Lenswood Abbotts Prayer Merlot Cabernet

      2010 Henschke Lenswood Abbotts Prayer Merlot Cabernet

      Smells of red fruits, plums, and licks of dried herbs and earthy spice waft out of the glass, whilst the palate is graceful and juicy, with a spiced plum centre, fine, dusty tannins, and a smooth, slinky finish.Try it with some braised beef short ...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2015 Geoff Hardy GMH Rose

      2015 Geoff Hardy GMH Rose

      The GMH Rose 2015 was grown on the K1 by Geoff Hardy vineyard in Kuitpo, located in the southern Adelaide Hills just above McLaren Vale. It is made from the red grape variety Durif. Appearance: A vibrant pink rosé Nose: Forest berry frui...

      Cracka rating0
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2014 Teusner Woodside Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc

      2014 Teusner Woodside Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc

      Be gone boring Sauvignon Blanc! It's time for something interesting. This 2014 Teusner Woodside Sauvignon Blanc is just the ticket. Made by the ever cool Teusner crew, this is a wine that deliberately aims for more texture and finesse, swappin...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2014 Bird in Hand Honeysuckle Riesling

      2014 Bird in Hand Honeysuckle Riesling

      The Honeysuckle in the title should give you a hint that this is a sweeter style of Riesling. Bird in Hand has taken pristine fruit to create a wine that is mouth-watering with impressive palate weight and just the thing to pair with Asian-spiced ...

      Cracka rating70
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2009 Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz

      2009 Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz

      The Whalebone is named after fossels of whalebones found on the Wrattonbully vineyard site many moons ago. It's a fuller-bodied number that shows aromas of plums, violets and lots of cedary oak adorn the nose showing this wine is no wallflower. Th...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2012 Tapanappa Fleurieu Peninsula Pinot Noir

      2012 Tapanappa Fleurieu Peninsula Pinot Noir

      This is a super-cool pinot noir from the Foggy Hill vineyard that will blow your mind! Aromas of dark berries, cherries and plums open up in the glass, along with some earthy spoces and rose florals. The palate is medium-bodied, taut, tight and te...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      NV Petaluma Croser Sparkling

      NV Petaluma Croser Sparkling

      The Croser sparkling is one of the most reliable bottle of bubbles you can get. It rarely misses a beat, and this NV offering would be the perfect way to kick you next dinner party off. Ripe stone fruits and whiffs of apple pie waft out of the gla...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2014 Cork Cutters Adelaide Hills Merlot

      2014 Cork Cutters Adelaide Hills Merlot

      This merlot out of the Adelaide Hills is quite a sultry, medium-bodied minx that has a splash of cab sav and petit verdot in the mix for added structure and colour. Smells of plums, violets and crushed leaves waft out of the glass, along with a sl...

      Cracka rating70
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2012 Henschke Lenswood Giles Pinot Noir

      2012 Henschke Lenswood Giles Pinot Noir

      From a cracking vintage comes this lush, juicy pinot noir out of the Adelaide Hills from Aussie icons, Henschke. Smells of red berries and cherries jump out of the glass, along with soft spices and dairy. The palate is medium-bodied, rich and ripe...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2013 Shaw and Smith M3 Chardonnay

      2013 Shaw and Smith M3 Chardonnay

      Some may well argue the point, but we think that this is one of the finest Chardonnays in Australia. Admittedly this is a warmer vintage for the wine, but no questioning the glory on show here. So what makes it so good you ask? Refinement. Foll...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2014 Bleasdale Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

      2014 Bleasdale Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

      This wine displays a lightly-oaked style that shows lots of white nectarines and peaches on the nose, along with hints of yellow citrus and dairy. The palate is light to medium-bodied, with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel, balanced lemony acidity, and ...

      Cracka rating70
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2014 Shaw and Smith Shiraz

      2014 Shaw and Smith Shiraz

      A winery partnership that began over a long lunch? That's the kind of partnership we at Cracka can really get behind. Back in 1989 cousins martin Shaw & Michael Hill Smith decided to make make some wine together and have quickly become a benchmark...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Adelaide Hills