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Fleurieu Peninsula is a wine region within the state of South Australia and is named after French explorer Charles Pierre Claret de Fleurieu. It experiences cooler temperatures than most of the state’s higher and more inland locations, lending itself to a variety of grapes and styles.

It is divided into these subregions:

    * Currency Creek: eastern, most recognized for Sauvignon Blancs.
    * Kangaroo Island: with a maritime climate best suited for Cabernet and Merlot as well as Shiraz, Chardonnay, Riesling and Viognier.
    * Langhorne Creek: in the northeast, temperate with ideal ripening conditions. Mostly known for reds with Cabernet, Shiraz, Merlot and Malbec. Verdelho leads the whites with Chardonnay close behind.
    * McClaren Vale: the most celebrated part of Fleurieu. Known for old vine releases and elegant Rhone-style blends. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre (GSM’s) are popular as well as Cabernet, Merlot, Viognier Read more »

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  • 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...

  • 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

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  • Cape D'Estaing Pty Ltd

    Kangaroo Island wine at its finest. Multi award winning wines from South Australia. Our philosoph...

  • Bleasdale Vineyards Pty Ltd

    Today's winery has the latest technology but still maintains the family traditions - the Pott's p...

  • Clarendon Hills

    Clarendon Hills is a small family run winery based in Clarendon, South Australia. With a philosop...

  • Brothers in Arms Pty Ltd

    Brothers In Arms, the essence of Langhorne Creek, evolved from five generations of grape growing ...

  • Zonte's Footstep

    Zonte's Footsteps is located at Langhorne Creek on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia - on...

  • Casa Freschi

    Our aim is to respect, improve and express in it's purest form the two small but special pieces o...

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