Adelaide Hills Wine

This is a region of rapidly growing importance for the production of super-premium table and sparkling wine. The only limitation on its potential growth is that imposed by water conservation and alternative land use requirements. It is a very beautiful area, particularly in autumn, and is still a largely undiscovered treasure. Twisting and turning, rising and falling, the roads throughout the Adelaide Hills offer cameo vistas with bewildering frequency. But no one should venture into this region without a detailed road map, for it is impossible to navigate by simply using one's sense of direction. Altitude is the key to the climate. Mount Lofty and the Piccadilly Valley are a bare 25 minutes drive from the centre of Adelaide, but the contrast in climate throughout much of summer has to be experienced to be believed. The veritable maze of valleys and sub-valleys, with slopes offering every conceivable aspect, means there is as much mesoclimatic variation as one can find anywhere in Australia Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

Popular Wineries in Adelaide Hills View all

  • Shaw and Smith Pty Ltd

    Shaw + Smith began over a long lunch in 1989 when cousins Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith deci...

  • Penfolds Magill Estate

    Established in 1844, PEN FOLDS has long been cherished by wine-lovers the world over. A lucky few...

  • Dominic Versace

    The origins of Dominic Versace wines date back to 1950 when Carmine Versace migrated from Italy t...

  • Johnston Oakbank

    William and Janet Johnston migrated from Campbeltown, Scotland to South Australia in 1839, when t...

  • Wicks Estate Wines

    Wicks Estate Wines is a family owned and operated wine company producing premium wines from their...

  • Starvedog Lane

    Our wines are made with fruit purity and elegance foremost in mind. Each vintage we strive to pro...

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  • Yes Emark, baseball is played here in Australia, and the left field is the same ... ... of the Yarra Valley, and Adelaide Hills were represented by Coldstream Hills and Shaw &Smith, respectively. Notably absent were Mornington Peninsula, Macedon, Geelong (?Too snobby or ?too short of wine to send up to Queensland.)Alas I didn't get to the Shira... Read More

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  • DMCKER,there are a couple of Steven Harvey's in Australia, however I ... ... I ... Vallety Riesling, Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir, Chardonnay et al,Mclaren Vale reds, Margaret River Cabernet/Merlot, Chardonnay and SSB, Great Southern, Riesling,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir, Tasmanian Sparkling, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay So you better stay for sev... Read More

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  • I am another Aussie and I think you may have drunk your Leeuwin too young, or ... day trips to the Barossa, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale, and a 2 to 3 day trip to Coonawarra, then to Melbourne and day trips to the Yarra, Mornington Peninsula,Geelong, then a several day trip to Rutherglen, the Alpine Valleys, then fly to Canberra, and a few ... Read More

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  • I'm an Aussie and though I haven't tried the Art Series Chardy, like ... ... Smith M3 Chardonnay from Adelaide Hills. Even though it's in the same state as Barossa, it's a much cooler area, more like Margaret River, and at less than half the price of the Art Series, it's really hard to go past.Out of curiosity, does the Art Series come with co... Read More

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  • Shaw and Smith M3 Chardonnay 2012

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  • Lenswood Hills Pinot Noir 2011

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  • Shaw and Smith Shiraz Adelaide Hills 2010

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    Wine review by BradoP


  • I'm not sure how much Australian sparkling wine gets sold in the USA. ... ... ... regions of Henty (70%), Adelaide Hills (25%) and Mornington (5%). The wine is left to rest and develop in the underground cellars at Seppelt Great Western (VIC) for a minimum of three years before release. AUD$26. Clear, pale straw yellow colour. Youthful aromas... Read More

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  • Being one of the largest privately owned winery, Scotchman’s Hill is one ... ... states (McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley, Mornington Peninsula), and even into New Zealand (Marlborough). Since they are a Victorian winery, I’ll focus on their ‘local’ wines from the Scotchman’s Hill label. Astute readers will know that the 2011 vintag... Read More

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  • Bird In Hand Pinot Noir Adelaide Hills Sparkling 2011

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    I purchased this wine in British Columbia for $34 CDN and I feel like this wine represents a really good value. A lovely crisp, refreshing dry rose wine with a fine bead. Smells of strawberry + slightly herbaceous (strawberry fields) and a slight yeasty character. Strawberry and cherry on the palate with lovely acidity. Not as simple and sweet a... Read More

    Wine review by JenniferT


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