South Australia Wine

South Australia is the strong arm of the Australia wine industry, where the majority of the country’s wines are produced. Some of the biggest labels originate from this state, from the mass-produced tables wines to rare, highly prized cult bottlings such as Penfolds, Grant Burge and Henschke Hill of Grace. And in a vast range of styles from sparkling to sweet. Due to a successful quarantine against Phylloxera, which hit the east of the country and otherwise devastated Europe, South Australia can boast some of the oldest original vines in the world.

The pride of the region is Shiraz, the signature grape brought over from the Rhone that thrives in many of the area’s microclimates. But each region has its own variation in terroir and weather system, lending to diverse styles and grape-growing trends from the warm, bold, red-driven Barossa and Coonawarra regions to cooler climate, white-producing Clare and Eden valleys.
The regions of South Australia state are:

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Varietals Produced in South Australia View all

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Syrah

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

Subregions of South Australia

  • Mclaren Vale

    John Reynell planted grapes at Reynella in 1838 and later employed a young labourer named Thomas ...

  • Barossa

    Barossa is a state famous for its production of Shiraz, the signature grape of Australia, and i...

  • Clare Valley ; Mclaren Vale

Popular Wineries in South Australia View all

  • Penfolds Wines

      Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. ...

  • Oxford Landing

    Established in 1958 by Wyndam Hill Smith, the vineyard is situated on the banks of the Murray ...

  • Shirvington

    Welcome to Shirvington. Our aim is to grow grapes that produce super-premium, honest wines with f...

  • Hardy's

    For over 150 years, Hardys has crafted some of Australia's best-known and most popular wines. Tak...

  • Rosemount Estates

    Rosemount Estate's vision began in the Hunter Valley region of Australia. Though much has chan...

  • Maglieri

    Maglieri has long set the benchmark for winemaking in McLaren Vale, enjoying both national and in...

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South Australia on Snooth

  • Bleasdale Potts' Catch Verdelho Langhorne Creek 2012

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    I bought two bottles of this wine for a mere £1 from the www.cellartrade.co.uk ... of the City of Adelaide in South Australia and Frank Potts founded the first winery there in the 19th century.Because he was a keen fisherman this cuvee is called 'Potts Catch' and there is a picture of a fisherman on the label. This is an area of very low rainfa... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Stephen hasn't shown here in awhile, but would be curious about his ... 1998 South Australia Grange  |  4 in stock  |  $349.99 Penfolds 2001 South Australia Grange  |  3 in stock  |  $349.99 Penny's Hill 1998 McLaren Vale Vintage Fortified Shiraz 500ml  |  4 in stock  |  $29.99 Petaluma 2001 Clare Valley Riesling   |  3 in stock  |  $19.99 Peta... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aussie Wine in the US


  • Lindemen - Hey there - this is Paul (rckr1951), been drinking and watching the evolution of Australian and later New Zealand wines for a total decades (4 for Aussie).  The big shift to screw caps has happened in Aussie a few years ago now.In fact you won't find many in Australia that use corks except for (usually) higher end wine producers, thin... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Blass Reserve Release Chardonnay South Australia 2016

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    good Read More

    Wine review by aai99704


  • Morse Code Red Blend 2008

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    Wine review by pradipkhalap


  • Blass Reserve Release Chardonnay South Australia 2016

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    Lightly oaked aromas of lemon cream with light peach notes and a zesty spice note. Soft on entry with full bodied peach, lemon and baked apple notes, long on acidity with a gently green finish that carries a bit of fresh herb and a touch of citrus pith. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • 19 Crimes Red 2016

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    No written review

    Wine review by sraab


  • Jacob's Creek Pinot Grigio Classic 2015

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    Wine review by dennisktexas


  • D'Arenberg d'Arrys Original Shiraz/Grenache 2013

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    Blend of 50% Syrah and 50% Grenache. The nose and appearance is mostly Syrah as is the palate though softened by the Grenache. Taste is of black and blue fruit with tart acid and a peppery finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Rosebrook Estate Liqeuer Muscat Rosebrook Estate Wines Dessert/Fortified Wine Muscat NV

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    Wine review by peterhayes


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  • I am a South Aussie and Adelaide is a great wine destination, Barossa Valley is 1 hour drive, Clare Valley is a 1.5 hr drive, McLaren Vale is 45 minute Drive, Coonawarra is 4 hour drive and Adelaide Hills is literally a suburb.

    Comment by 220753Stephen Harvey 220753 Stephen Harvey


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