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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2010 Griffin Adelaide Hills Shiraz

2010 Griffin Adelaide Hills Shiraz

Traditionally made, Adelaide Hills Shiraz. Basket pressed into French oak barrels, this elegant, balanced Shiraz combines dark fruit characteristics, chocolate and white pepper, fine tannins and good length, to delivering a fine, savoury example o...

Cracka rating80
Region: Adelaide Hills
2013 Mystery Premium Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc

2013 Mystery Premium Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc

Righto, so you know this winery - they're a well known name. Famous even. And this Sauvignon Blanc is the sort of crisp, intensely flavoured white that made them famous! Lively passionfruit and gooseberrry aromatics on a palate that is so intense ...

Cracka rating90
Region: Adelaide Hills
2013 Bimbadgen Regions Pinot Gris

2013 Bimbadgen Regions Pinot Gris

Forget Pinot Grigio when you can have a proper Gris like this. It is aromatic and perfumed with fresh pear and red apple aromatics on a creamy palate which is screaming out for terrine or even a little pork knuckle.

Cracka rating70
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
2013 Two Italian Boys Sangiovese

2013 Two Italian Boys Sangiovese

An Italian grape variety fashioned into wine by Italian boys, who could resist! This wine is certainly made in the fun and fruity vein, with smells and flavours of black cherries, plums, soft spice and a twist of earth and leather armchairs. The p...

Cracka rating90
Region: Adelaide Hills
2013 Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

2013 Tapanappa Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay

From industry legend Brian Croser, comes this voluptuous chardy from a region he practically founded - Piccadilly Valley. It's a real cool dude style of wine that shows lots of attractive white stone fruits, melons and yellow citrus on the nose, m...

Cracka rating90
Region: Adelaide Hills
2014 Henschke Lenswood Coralinga Sauvignon Blanc

2014 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 1900s. The fruit comes from the Archer vineyard in the Adelaide Hills, and shows vibrant aromas of citrus, grassiness and tropi...

Cracka rating90
Region: Adelaide Hills
2014 Longview Boat Shed Nebbiolo Rose

2014 Longview Boat Shed Nebbiolo Rose

The folk at Longview are proudly Italian and wear their heritage on their sleeve. Which means when it came to making a Rosé they chose the Italian native Nebbiolo. The resultant wine is the kind of thirst-quenching pink style you need with a heavi...

Cracka rating80
Region: Adelaide Hills
2010 Geoff Hardy GMH Noble Sweet White

2010 Geoff Hardy GMH Noble Sweet White

The GMH Noble Sweet White 2010 is a result of the wet end to the already excellent 2010 growing season, which created near perfect conditions to allow the natural inoculation of botrytis. Appearance: Clear golden. Nose: Enticing aromas...

Cracka rating0
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
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
2013 Bird in Hand Two in the Bush Shiraz

2013 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
2013 Mike Press Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc

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 always get plenty of flavour and immediate drinkability from Mr Press, as you can see in this brand...

Cracka rating80
Region: Adelaide Hills
2013 Shaw and Smith Shiraz

2013 Shaw and Smith Shiraz

In the scheme of things you'd probably call Shaw and Smith one of the more established Adelaide Hills producers, with some 20 years worth of wine now produced under the label. Interestingly enough it is this Shiraz that has garnered the most atten...

Cracka rating90
Region: Adelaide Hills
2013 Cork Cutters Adelaide Hills Merlot

2013 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
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
2013 Beresford Highwood Pinot Grigio

2013 Beresford Highwood Pinot Grigio

What does Pinot Grigio mean? Well I’ll tell you – fresh, light weight, easy drinking, dry white with elegant restrained fruit. In fact it is the perfect wine for the Australian climate – made with a warm afternoon in mind. This Langhorne Creek exa...

Cracka rating70
Region: Adelaide Hills
2013 Chain of Ponds Novello Rose

2013 Chain of Ponds Novello Rose

Chain of Ponds are one of the quiet achievers of the Adelaide Hills region but this Rosé is far from just achieving, it literally kicks goals. From the moment it comes out of the fridge, blushing pink and dripping in condensation you’ll be left mo...

Cracka rating70
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
2009 K1 by Geoff Hardy Tzimmukin Shiraz Cabernet

2009 K1 by Geoff Hardy Tzimmukin Shiraz Cabernet

This is Geoff Hardys top wine - a super rich, super intense red with huge inky flavour and lots of them. An icon level red for oak and sheer impact alone, needing a huge steak to match those flavours.

Cracka rating100
Region: Adelaide Hills