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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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      2015 Mystery Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir

      2015 Mystery Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir

      Early winter in 2014 was wetter than usual and the period from August to early January was very dry with above average temperatures. Following some rain and milder temperatures in January, the 2015 harvest started later that month and was quite co...

      Cracka rating0
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2015 Morgan's Reserve Chardonnay

      2015 Morgan's Reserve Chardonnay

      This Morgan's Reserve Chardonnay packs in all of the good bits about Adelaide Hills Chardonnay too. We sold shedloads of this tasty Hills Chardonnay over the years, and boy is it good to have it back again. Made in a modern, delicate and fresh...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2014 Morgan's Reserve Shiraz

      2014 Morgan's Reserve Shiraz

      "The Morgan's is back... The Morgan's is back! The cries could be heard throughout the Cracka Office as the samples were unloaded off the truck. Its not hard to see why we were so excited. Striking a perfect balance of sweet supple fruit and rich...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2015 Morgan's Sauvignon Blanc

      2015 Morgan's Sauvignon Blanc

      After a long hiatus, Morgan's is back on deck and Cracka, and boy have they delivered. This cracking Sauvignon Blanc is packed full of tropical fruit flavours and zippy acidity. A little more generous than it's kiwi cousins, this is the perfect ac...

      Cracka rating80
      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
      2015 Bleeding Heart Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc

      2015 Bleeding Heart Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc

      Super fresh and crackingly aromatic, this is terrific value at under $15. The Adelaide Hills grassiness is there, with stonefruit and citrus coming through strong in the mid palate. The acid is well balanced, and not overpowering at all, which s...

      Cracka rating90
      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
      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
      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
      2015 Petaluma White Label Sauvignon Blanc

      2015 Petaluma White Label Sauvignon Blanc

      A tricky wine this one using both Adelaide Hills and Coonwarra grapes to make for a more interesting take on the style. A lovely balance between fruit and acidity, this is a very tasty modern Savvy B. Marlborough be damned!

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2014 Petaluma White Label Chardonnay

      2014 Petaluma White Label Chardonnay

      Petaluma Piccadilly Chardonnay lite? That's definitely the impression we get with this wine, that creamy, partial malo grapefruitiness a proper Petaluma hallmark. Acidity is the backbone of this wine actually, cleaning everything up very nicely.

      Cracka rating80
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      2013 Riposte The Sabre Pinot Noir

      2013 Riposte The Sabre Pinot Noir

      A lovely fragrant, yet still powerful, Pinot Noir from Tim Knappstein, this carries the richness of the vintage and the all important sappy goodness that fine Adelaide Hills Pinot shows. Very high quality stuff.

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2015 Penny's Hill The Agreement Sauvignon Blanc

      2015 Penny's Hill The Agreement Sauvignon Blanc

      When you taste a distinctive, classic, Sauvignon Blanc you really take notice. We certainly did after trying this 2015 Penny's Hill The Agreement Sauvignon Blanc, which instantly stuck out from the rest with its charismatic herbs and tropical frui...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Adelaide Hills