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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  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

Popular Wineries in Adelaide Hills View all

  • Starvedog Lane

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

  • Wicks Estate Wines

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

  • Longview Vineyard Pty Ltd

    Longview is a stunning family owned Australian vineyard located just outside the historic townshi...

  • 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...

  • Shaw and Smith Pty Ltd

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

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Adelaide Hills on Snooth

  • Wolf Blass White Label is ok Piccadilly Valley - do you have more details ... excellent sub region in the Adelaide Hills for CHardonn Read More

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  • GregDean is a good bloke and yes does make some good wineUnfortunately history ... ... - Cabernet SauvignonAdelaide Hills - Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon BlancPLus the Riverland which is our Bulk Wine regionWA has Margaret river which is Cabernet and CHardonnayVictoria has many small regions  - Yarra Valley, Mornington, Macedon Ranges,... Read More

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  • STEPEN cousin's husband's brother lives 'near you'.......somewhere in ADELAIDE near THE HILLS!!!My cousin Amy said that they went wine and cheese tasting in THE HILLS...spent 10 days in Adelaide and LOVE AUSSIE WINES AND CHEESES VERY MUCH!!!!!So next time I will try for a connection!Will keep you posted.....not sure if it was SHAW &... Read More

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  • AmourThey support the local Adelaide Hills CHeese makersYou have now tasked me to go and revisit their tasting in the coming weekendsJust need to get Favourite Daughters 21st out of the way on SaturdayAlso can you post a picture of the Limestone Coast CHardonnay - I think it maybe an export only label but it maybe one I have missed Read More

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  • AmourAdelaide Hills has made significant advances in the quality of all its wine over the last 5-10 years.  Much has got to do with maturing site and clone selection.The weather gods also play a greater than normal part as the hills do have quite volatile weather and it can rain in the hills but be dry and warm on the plainsThe great part is for... Read More

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  • The 2014 M3 Chardonnay SHAW & SMITH is really good!Quite racy! I guess that ... the cooler climate of the ADELAIDE HILLS.&nbs Read More

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  • The top producers are very goodMargaret River  - bottom South West Corner ... ... Yarra ValleyYarra YeringAdelaide HillsShaw and Smith M3Bird in Hand Net EggTasmaniaFreycinet [no relation to Spanish bubbly giant]These are ones we drink regularly and enjoy - happy to expand or advise if anyone so desir Read More

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  • Pinot is a tough gig for producersNot just low yields, fickle grape, fickle and ... created Ashton Hills in the Adelaide Hills and regarded as one of our best Pinot makers, says it took ten years, a lot of hard work and constant investment to get the vineyard right.20 Years ago Aussie Pinot was ... well crap...light lacking flavour structure an... Read More

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  • I have actually missed not being on the Snooth forums for some years, not sure ... from McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills is on my doorstep.As an interesting intro back into the forum world, my daughter has just turned 21 and we have her party in 3 and a bit weeks.  It seems that Pinot Gris/Grigio has become a favourite in the 18-23 year old... Read More

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  • Sidewood Chardonnay Adelaide Hills 2013


    Peach aromas with some phenolics and a bit of green apple. Buoyant and bright in the mouth - this has incredibly powerful fruit with peach and apricot and melon notes, and a zesty finish. Read More

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