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:

    * Fleurieu Read more »

View More

Popular wines made in South Australia under $20

Find local availability for these wines:Submit

Varietals Produced in South Australia View all

  • 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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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

  • Shirvington

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

  • A to Z Winery

    A to Z Wineworks' partnership blends unique skills. Bill Hatcher brought an extensive background...

  • Oxford Landing

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

  • Penfolds Wines

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

  • Château Reynella

    Kelly’s Revenge is perfect at the end of a long day. This great new range of Australian wines is ...

  • McWilliam's Wines Pty Ltd

    McWilliam's Wines is Australia's Most Awarded Winery, with six generations and more than 130 year...

Page 1 of 998

South Australia on Snooth

  • Lindeman's Shiraz Cabernet Bin 55 2015

    Snoothrank:

    Good Read More

    Wine review by btnc916


  • Hopwood Masters' Reserve 2004

    Snoothrank:

    This has a huge purple tones with cranberry edges around the rim and although opaque, it has nice clarity. The aromas are port like in the fact that there are raisin qualities, plum, dark cherry, fortified alcohol etc....the flavors follow suit and I feel that it is dark, and of dried fruits....it really reminds me of an LBV. Very smooth mouth... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Jacob's Creek Shiraz Reserve 2013

    Snoothrank:

    These wines always are better after laying down for a year or two...this is no exception. It has fleshed out, the plum and blueberry notes are fuller and the peppery notes and spice ride to a medium tannic finish accompanied by driving acidity. 89 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Peter Lehmann Portrait Shiraz 2014

    Snoothrank:

    Medium bodied and showing pepper, plum and some dark berry fruits. Vanilla and anise round ot the palate. Easy drinking and good for short term cellaring. 88 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Yalumba Viognier the Y Series 2015

    Snoothrank:

    Unlike Randy's this was expressive from the start. Honeysuckle and stone fruits lead and follow to the palate nicely. Additional grapefruit and a slight pear nuance combine with minerality and a slight acidic profile to be refreshing. 87 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Yalumba Old Bush Vine Grenache Barossa 2015

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by DTR789WSD


  • Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon Margret River 2012

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by DTR789WSD


  • Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon Margret River 2012

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by DTR789WSD


  • Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon Margret River 2012

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by DTR789WSD


  • Viognier Eden Valley. Yalumba 2015

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by DTR789WSD


  • New image uploaded to this page.

    Page modification by 453542Mr Dolce 453542 Mr Dolce


  • 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


1 2 3 4 5  ...  998 next




View larger map



Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Recent Forum PostsView all


South Australia wine ratings and reviews





Snooth Media Network