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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Hardy's

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

  • Shirvington

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

  • The Colonial Estate

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

  • St Hallett Wines

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

  • Tatachilla Winery

    Tatachilla has been a part of McLaren Vale since vines were first planted over 100 years ago. Tod...

  • McWilliam's Wines Pty Ltd

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

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South Australia on Snooth

  • 2 Up Shiraz 2012


    2 thumbs up for 2 up, jammy fruit bomb, a little spice, aroma is like cinnamon, brown sugar and allspice. Nice wine for the price Read More

    Wine review by joebernardinoATyahoo

  • Hastwell & Lightfoot Fleurieu Australia Shiraz 2012


    not an overwhelming vintage and disappointing for a Shiraz which I find usually good. it was much better aerated. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • I think even you, Fox, are thinking too much within CA. There are ... ... ... Sauvignon McLaren Vale South Australia (Elsewhere $20), for $15, would be tempted to buy a case and lay 9 of them down, drinking 3 now in some partyish context at home, then 3 in 3 years, 3 more in six years then decide what to do with the last 3. Out of the 50 list... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Your fave Cab under $20?!

  • Lindemans Moscato Bin 90 2012


    From Lot 18. Begins with an interesting bit of cinnamon/nutmeg/caramel, sweet, but fresh, lively, and a bit spritzy. Long finish with flavors of peach, apricot, and grapefruit. A little too sweet for me to enjoy on its own, but still a lovely wine. Seemed like it would be much better with food, either cheeses and nuts or along with a dessert. Kn... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

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  • Cat Amongst the Pigeons Barrossa Valley South Australia


    No written review

    Wine review by stevepeach

  • Rosemount Shiraz 2012


    A touch dull on the nose with hints of older wood topping the core of slightly minty and coffee toned baked fruit. A bit small scaled in the mouth and smooth if still feeling a bit over-extracted. This has a nice texture to it, just a little broad shouldered and matte, but at the same time it sits low on the palate, not really showing much inner... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Boxhead Shiraz 2011


    Raw wood greets the nose, effusive and abruptly covering anything else this might have to offer other than some subtle floral notes. Soft on entry and nice round if small in the mouth with an attractive core of red strawberry and wild cherry fruit. The wood is here but not nearly as intrusive as on the nose. Soft and easy drinking, this does pi... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Shiraz. Oxford Landing 2012


    Sweet, savory and floral on the nose with very attractive and classical Syrah aromas. Theres a hint of reduction here lending this a slight rubbery edge but as that blows off the violet, white pepper, and plum aromas become more dominant, though some clumsy oak also adds to the bouquet. A bit soft in the mouth, this is quite rich and smoothly t... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Greg Norman Shiraz 2010


    A bit obviously oaky on the nose with chocolate covered pomegranate aromas along with some exotic floral spice notes dominating the nose. Smooth and rich, if even a bit lean in the mouth. Theres some lovely sour cherry flavors here along with the chocolate covered pomegranate found on the nose all laid out over fairly well integrated vanilla a... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

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