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"...

  • 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

  • A to Z Winery

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

  • Beresford Estate

    When you open a bottle of Beresford wine you are sharing the hard work, skills, experience, creat...

  • Maglieri

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

  • Rosemount Estates

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

  • Tatachilla Winery

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

  • Jamiesons Run

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

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South Australia on Snooth

  • Stephen - Since 2007 I have I have purchased at least 269 bottles of Aussie ... Shiraz Fleurieu Peninsula South Australia 2006.  Have you ever seen it.  I haven't seen it stateside in 7-8 year Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aussie Wine in the US


  • The Weather is creating many challenges at the moment across Australia as ... ... last for 3 daysSome parts of South Australia [not wine regions tho] have recorded temperatures above 46C or 115F.Hopefully forecast mild weather from Sunday will bring reliefAt this stage vintage is looking to be quite late certainly most regions thinking 2-4 wee... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Early Vintage Outlook Australia


  • I remember that video. He did a good job.But as to clearance - as a New Yorker, I don't want to pay full retail, ever. You always ask for a deal. It's what you do. People have made fortunes clearing out inventory of various products, including clothes, electronics, household goods, etc. In the Village there's a store that specializes in picking ... Read More

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  • Lindeman's Sauvignon Blanc Bin 95 2016

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    dry and light, with hints of melons, grapefruits, and sparkly minerals Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • I have actually missed not being on the Snooth forums for some years, not sure ... ... am located in Adelaide South Australia and home is only an hour from the Barossa Valley and 45 mins from McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills is on my doorstep.As an interesting intro back into the forum world, my daughter has just turned 21 and we have her ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Time to return


  • Hardys Varietal Range Merlot 2015

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    I got given this bottle of wine at Christmas and do not not know where my benefactor got it from or any monies paid.Hardy's is one of the large and well known Australian wine houses.I started the bottle last night with my supper of sausages and mash and I did enjoy it.There is quite an intense blackcurrant style fruit there with a spicy finish a... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Half Mile Creek Cabernet Sauvignon South Eastern Australia 2014

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    Light red fruit aromas - bright cherry and raspberry. A touch herbal in the mouth with more red fruit flavors of tart cranberry and soft cherry. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • 19 Crimes Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by bobvree


  • Clonakilla Shiraz Hilltops 2013

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    rich fruits with a tinge of oak and spice Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Kanga Reserve Shiraz Se Ausl

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    This genuinely smooth blend is ideal for all occasions, its so smooth you can hardly tell its running down your throat. Read More

    Wine review by KaitlynSteers


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