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

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

  • St Hallett Wines

    St Hallet focuses on crafting full-flavoured , textured wines entirely from Barossa fruit.

  • Andrew Peace Wines

    Winery and vineyard on the banks of the Murray River in Victoria.

  • Pirramimma Winery

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

  • A to Z Winery

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

  • Robert Oatley Vineyards

    The Robert Oatley Vineyards winery is the Mudgee region’s largest and most technologically adv...

  • Rosemount Estates

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

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  • Wolf Blass Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra Gold Label 2005

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    Opens with vanilla and chocolate mint, then more vanilla and all spice/baking spice, then strawberry, raspberry, and violets. Bit of vanilla, tobacco, and cedar and a long long finish of blackberry, currant, plum, and medium oak. Very soft tannins and big rounded mouthful. Delightful. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • This afternoon I enjoyed a glass of this 2012 Pepperjack Barossa, which I had ... sub-region of Angaston in South Australia.  You might note that the label suggests that this wine be enjoyed now, rather than to have you wait another 20 years.  I did enjoy the wine and I could see buying this one again.Now this video about the Barossa sub-regio... Read More

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  • Shingleback Shiraz Mclaren Vale 2010

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    Wine review by gntop1


  • Marquis Philips Grenache Mclaren Vale 2008

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    I loved it. I bought 384 bottles, a half pallet, for $400 from Greys on Line. Between me and the people frequenting my dome house we drank it all. I want another one of those half pallets. But I cannot find a drop. Has anyone got some for sale? Read More

    Wine review by El Toto


  • Pwg Lindemans Pinot Noir Bin 99

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    Wine review by noblecarl


  • Greg Norman Australia Estates Shiraz Cabernet 2012

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    Nice wine with all the flavors I absolutely love. It's flavor exudes deep in the vat tasty grape aura, the cherry flavor is round, vanilla, chocolate, cedar, oaky, spicy, perfect tannins and acidity, very fresh and a wonderful mouthful of lasting flavor Read More

    Wine review by jamessulis


  • Mollydooker Shiraz the Boxer 2013

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    Wine review by Liandra160


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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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