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

  • Grenache

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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

  • Rosemount Estates

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

  • Jacob's Creek

    In 1847, a young Bavarian immigrant called Johann Gramp missed the wine he used to drink in hi...

  • McWilliam's Wines Pty Ltd

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

  • Maglieri

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

  • Château Reynella

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

  • Hardy's

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

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South Australia on Snooth

  • Layer Cake Shiraz South Australia 2014

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    I have never tried a Shiraz or Syrah before. Since I have consumed "Layer Cake's" cabernet & found it to be superior to many other wines, I decided to take a chance w/ their 2014 Shiraz.Very, Very nice and smooth, yet full bodied. Definitely try again. Read More

    Wine review by Omega1Man


  • Thorn Clarke Mount Crawford Eden Valley Riesling 2013

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Half Mile Creek Semillon Sauvignon Blanc South Eastern Australia 2014

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    Wooded and raw in the glass with toasted cedar and raw coconut notes amidst more fruit aromas of peach and lemon. This is green and tart in the mouth, with fresh cut grass and lime wedges up front leading in to lemongrass and green melon notes towards the herbed citrus finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • D'Arenberg "The Stump Jump" Gsm 2008

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    It is rare that I save an $8 bottle of wine for 6+ years. There will be 2 in this tasting. This wine still shows strong fruit after several years of quiet. Excellent tannic structure combines with still active acidity to allow for a wine the shows well with food - red meats - with a healthy mushroom sauce.are called for. Great wine wine making h... Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • D'Arenberg "The Stump Jump" Gsm 2008

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    Wine review by JulRenA


  • RICHARD - I SPENT, INCLUDING U.S. NAVY TIME, 20/21 (72-93) YEARS IN SHIPYARDS FROM SAN DIEGO TO OAKLAND AND BREMERTON .  Did a short stint in Pascagoula also.  I shot missiles - both Types in the Navy and built tactical warfare and data systems for the Navy with a Military Contractor.  Repaired radars,  weapons systems and all types of other gad... Read More

    Forum post in the topic White Burgundy Question


  • Imprimata Grenache Mclaren Vale South Australia 2012

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    Mostly this gives off red berry fruits, pepper - interestingly both black & white - cardamom, a silky smooth balanced tannin to acid finish that is both long and mouthwatering. I've not knowingly had a wine from either contributing producer, but if this is an example and BUY!!! It's ready - drink now and drink alot. Paul 91 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Imprimata Grenache Mclaren Vale South Australia 2012

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    Wine review by khovey


  • Imprimata Grenache Mclaren Vale South Australia 2012

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  • Imprimata Grenache Mclaren Vale South Australia 2012

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