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      Adelaide Hills

      Below are details about the Adelaide Hills wine region of SA. You can refine your search results by searching any of the links below.

      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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      2015 Flying Colours Adelaide Hills Fleurieu Pinot Noir

      2015 Flying Colours Adelaide Hills Fleurieu Pinot Noir

      Ze plane ze plane! This is a very easy drinking Pinot Noir that is so easy drinking that you barely realise when the whole bottle is drained. Or at least that is what happened when the bottle was opened at Cracka HQ

      Cracka rating70
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2015 Deer Hill Sauvignon Blanc

      2015 Deer Hill Sauvignon Blanc

      If you’re looking for a top notch wine at an affordable price, this is it. This Sauvignon Blanc is fresh & vibrant with zesty citrus fruit notes. The liveliness is then balanced out with tropical fruits and hints of fresh herbs and dried pepper. A...

      Cracka rating70
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2016 Bleasdale Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris

      2016 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
      2015 Riposte by Tim Knappstein The Dagger Pinot Noir

      2015 Riposte by Tim Knappstein The Dagger Pinot Noir

      Since 1895 the Knappstein's have been leaders in the wine industry and Tim Knappstein is a name that cannot be ignored. He's a true wine making genius who has been honing his craft for many years over in South Australia. His Rieslings are legendar...

      Cracka rating90
      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 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, swapping pu...

      Cracka rating90
      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 benchmar...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2016 Shaw and Smith Sauvignon Blanc

      2016 Shaw and Smith Sauvignon Blanc

      This is arguably Australia’s greatest Sauvignon Blanc and Shaw and Smith have consistently managed to re-create it every vintage to show that the Adelaide Hills is one of the best places to grow Sauvignon. It zings with passionfruit and citrus and...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2015 Bird in Hand Two in the Bush Shiraz

      2015 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 mixing up flavours of blackberry, pepper and mocha chocolate. It’s balanced and long and will keep in...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2016 Bird in Hand Pinot Noir Rose

      2016 Bird in Hand Pinot Noir Rose

      The Bird in Hand Pinot Rose is such an accomplished pink wine that it was the official drink at the Wimbledon Tennis tournament for three consecutive years, we are sure it would have made a fine complement to the hundreds of portions of strawberri...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2016 Zilzie Regional Collection Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris

      2016 Zilzie Regional Collection Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris

      There's lots of crunchy green pears, honeysuckle and subtle stone fruits in this puppy, both on the nose and the palate. It's all supported by richness and creaminess, bright, balanced acidity, and a dry, talcy finish.

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2014 Shaw and Smith Pinot Noir

      2014 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
      2013 Bird in Hand Merlot

      2013 Bird in Hand Merlot

      Merlot is a funny old beast. In Australia it has suffered from a PR crisis but the best ones are worth latching on to and worth shouting about. This one from Adelaide Hills’ legends Bird In Hand shows just how juicy and drinkable this style can be...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2016 O'Leary Walker Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc

      2016 O'Leary Walker Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc

      The combination of winemakers O’Leary Walker, the Adelaide Hills and Sauvignon Blanc is a vinous trifecta and you’ll be the winner when you taste this savva-licious white. The Adelaide Hills continues to turn out the coolest most expressive exampl...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2016 Petaluma White Label Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris

      2016 Petaluma White Label Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris

      A textural dry Pinot Gris that uses some nifty winemaking nous to fill out the middle bits specifically to make the wine less squishy and generally more svelte and crisp. Seems to do all that nicely!

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2016 Riposte by Tim Knappstein The Dagger Pinot Noir

      2016 Riposte by Tim Knappstein The Dagger Pinot Noir

      Since 1895, the Knappstein's have been leaders in the wine industry and Tim Knappstein is a name that cannot be ignored. He's a true wine making genius who has been honing his craft for many years over in South Australia. His Rieslings are legenda...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2016 S.C.Pannell Adelaide Hills Pinot Grigio

      2016 S.C.Pannell Adelaide Hills Pinot Grigio

      This is a stonkingly good Grigio from Steve Pannell that would be great with fish or veggie dishes. Typical PG aromas of pears and apples rise from the glass, along with some intriguing dairy and ginger spice. The palate is quite lush and juicy, w...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2015 Henschke Lenswood Coralinga Sauvignon Blanc

      2015 Henschke Lenswood Coralinga Sauvignon Blanc

      This tight and racy Savvy pays homage to the historic Coralinga homestead that was destroyed by a bushfire in the early 1900's. The fruit comes from the Archer vineyard in the Adelaide Hills, and shows vibrant aromas of citrus, grassiness and trop...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2016 Bird in Hand Sauvignon Blanc

      2016 Bird in Hand Sauvignon Blanc

      Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand might be the most popular choice for many, but when it comes to home grown versions we head straight to the Adelaide Hills. Bird In Hand has worked wonders with pristine savvy fruit to create a scorching match to a...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2015 Teusner Woodside Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc

      2015 Teusner Woodside Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc

      Be gone boring Sauvignon Blanc! It's time for something interesting and this 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, swapping pung...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Adelaide Hills