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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
      2013 Sidewood Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris 12pks

      2013 Sidewood Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris 12pks

      Pale straw with copper-pink hues, this wine displays vibrant aromas of guava and passionfruit on the nose. This leads to an intense flavour of nashi pear and tropical fruits on the palate with great structure from the crisp and well balanced acid....

      Cracka rating0
      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
      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
      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 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 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
      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
      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
      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
      2014 Longview Whippet Sauvignon Blanc

      2014 Longview Whippet Sauvignon Blanc

      Stepping up against the Marlborough Savvy onslaught is hard work, but wines like this Whippet are sleek, lean and powerful enough to smash so many of them. All it needs is a chance! So, what has Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc got going for it t...

      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
      2013 Murdoch Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

      2013 Murdoch Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

      This medium to fuller-bodied style of cab sav out of the Adelaide Hills represents great value for money for the contents of the bottle. Smells of blackcurrant, raspberries and dried herbs lift from the glass, whilst the palate is nicely fruited w...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2014 Bird in Hand Two in the Bush Chardonnay

      2014 Bird in Hand Two in the Bush Chardonnay

      This Bird In the Hand is definitely worth two in the bush as the saying goes. But honestly, this Adelaide Hills Chardonnay consistently over-delivers and makes us marvel at how they do it. It mixes up pure stone fruit with complexed nutty oak befo...

      Cracka rating70
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2013 Longview Epitome Late Harvest Riesling (375ml)

      2013 Longview Epitome Late Harvest Riesling (375ml)

      The Epitome by definition is the best expression of quality so when the winemakers at Longview could not make a normal dry style Riesling they decide to make a late picked style and it turned out to be the Epitome. It’s the kind of dessert style ...

      Cracka rating60
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2013 Geoff Hardy GMH Family Selection White Blend

      2013 Geoff Hardy GMH Family Selection White Blend

      The GMH Family Selection White Blend 2013 is a blend of Verdelho, Arneis and Semillon from Geoff’s vineyards around South Australia. Appearance: Clear, pale lemon. Nose: Tropical aromas of passion fruit and mango are complemented by fl...

      Cracka rating0
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2010 K1 by Geoff Hardy Vintage Sparkling

      2010 K1 by Geoff Hardy Vintage Sparkling

      The Vintage Sparkling 2010 is the second vintage of the first ever sparkling that has been produced under the K1 label. The grapes were lightly pressed to extract clean, zesty juice followed by a rapid warm fermentation in tank . The wine was ...

      Cracka rating0
      Region: Adelaide Hills