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...

  • Syrah

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Grenache

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

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

  • The Colonial Estate

    World’s End is the culmination of over 15 years of winemaking in Saint Emilion, Bordeaux and the ...

  • Jamiesons Run

    The Jamiesons Run core range consists of the original Coonawarra Cabernet Shiraz Merlot and four ...

  • McWilliam's Wines Pty Ltd

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

  • Penfolds Wines

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

  • Hardy's

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

  • Pirramimma Winery

    Pirramimma was founded by Alexander Campbell Johnston in 1892 and has been owned and operated by ...

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South Australia on Snooth

  • 19 Crimes Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by kbaldi


  • Yalumba Viognier Y Series 2010

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    Looking for a different white. Try a Viognier. It has a good balance between lemon and pineapple flavors. Usually bigger than most whites so it stands up well to winter cuisine. Read More

    Wine review by sbr1105


  • How come anti-French, Joe? That takes away several good options. How about other European countries (Italy, Spain, etc.), South America and Australia or South Africa? Read More

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  • Jacobs Creek Two Lands Shiraz 2013

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    PnP this wine was pretty lifeless, but on the second day it opened up with a little fruit on the nose and lots of acidity. It's finish was long with strong greenish tannins. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • D'Arenberg the Stump Jump Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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    Don't bother. A wine that leans in no direction. Some might call it "balanced." I call it inconclusive and thin. Read More

    Wine review by tom Ahern


  • Jen Pfeiffer the Rebel Tempranillo 2014

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    A Naked Wines Selection. Deep dark purple red in the glass. Opens with Baking Spice, Yeast, and Almond, then off to a grassy Cherry, 5 spice, and cigar box, ending with Vanilla, Cola, and Blueberry, Leather and Cream. Most of these carry over to the palate, but more fruit forward and with bits of coffee and green spices. Still a bit young, but w... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Parsons Flat Cabernet-Shiraz Blend Padthaway Shiraz Cabernet 2007

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    The 2007 Parsons Flat is by far the favorite wine for both me and my wife. I am down to my last 3 bottles and that makes me sad. I hope I can find something else as good as I no longer see Parsons Flat anywhere. Read More

    Wine review by Keherke


  • 19 Crimes Red 2014

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    Easy drinking. Says on my list of go to wines. Read More

    Wine review by sbr1105


  • Layer Cake Shiraz South Australia 2014

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    The 2014 is a bit more fruity than previous vintages which hurts the balance some but really drinkable wine. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


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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.

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