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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 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
      2014 Mystery Iconic Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir

      2014 Mystery Iconic Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir

      It is not very often we get to offer a wine like this at a price like this especially from the Adelaide Hills. 'The Hills' is fast becoming a premium wine producing region and the prices for their wines are continually getting higher and higher so...

      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
      2013 Shaw and Smith Shiraz

      2013 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
      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
      2014 94 Point Mystery Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc

      2014 94 Point Mystery Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc

      Ok, so - this could very well be the nicest Aussie Sauv we have tried at Cracka HQ in some time. This Sauvignon Blanc is the sort of crisp, intensely flavoured white that made the Adealaide Hills famous for their zesty and bright expression of ...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Adelaide Hills
      2014 Murdoch Hill Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

      2014 Murdoch Hill Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

      This fine complex wine exhibits all the typically characters of Adelaide Hills Chardonnay. With typical white peach and citrus fruits supported by a fine acid line, with hints of complexity such as nuttiness and structural support from the French...

      Cracka rating0
      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 Shaw and Smith Sauvignon Blanc

      2015 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
      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 Penfolds Bin 23 Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir

      2010 Penfolds Bin 23 Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir

      In typical Penfolds style, this is a butch, brash pinot noir that takes no prisoners. Super-ripe strawberries, florals and baked spices fill the nostrils, whilst the palate is quite ripe but soft, with fleshy red berry and cherry flavours, generou...

      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      2008 Wolf Blass Gold Label Adelaide Hills Vintage Sparkling

      2008 Wolf Blass Gold Label Adelaide Hills Vintage Sparkling

      Made the same way as Champagne, this will please the masses at any time, and any occasion. It's quite a rich, slightly sweet style of bubbly that shows peaches, strawberries, lemons and crushed biscuits on the nose, along with a hint of dairy, the...

      Cracka rating80
      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