South Australia

The "historic heart of Australian wine."

Key varieties: Shiraz (syrah), cabernet sauvignon, grenache, riesling

"South Australia is a very important wine producing state responsible for almost 50% of Australia’s annual production. It is also home to some of the most famous regions, historic estates and the oldest vines in the country. 

Straddling the centre of Australia, South Australia produces the majority of the nation’s wine. The State also boasts some of the oldest vines in the world. The venerable old vines found in South Australia’s Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley and Adelaide Hills, through their isolation, survived the great phylloxera plagues that wiped out the vines of North America, Europe and Australia’s eastern vineyards. 

Quarantine restrictions were introduced that saved South Australia’s vines from phylloxera and ensured the State retained its grape growing status. 

There is a multitude of different soil types and local mitigating influences such as altitude and cooling ocean breezes that allow for a wide range of wine styles and qualities. South Australia also has a diverse range of regions from the relatively warm temperate climate of the Barossa Valley; to the maritime precincts of McLaren Vale, the Fleurieu Peninsula's Currency Creek, Langhorne Creek and Southern Fleurieu; the cooler Adelaide Hills region and the hot climate of the Riverland region on the Murray River. " - Wine Australia

Map courtesy : James Halliday’s Wine Atlas of Australia (Hardie Grant Books 2008)

  • Greenock Creek Third Estate Shiraz 2020

    Greenock Creek Third Estate Shiraz 2020

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    JAMES HALLIDAY 96 POINTS!

      "The Westlake Vineyards at Moppa on the northern tip of the Barossa Valley's western edge are fondly referred to as our Third Estate. The undulating landscape rich with ancient stone and red/ brown loams mirrors the incredible diversity of our...

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  • Greenock Creek Roennfeldt Road Shiraz 2015

    Greenock Creek Roennfeldt Road Shiraz 2015

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    ICONIC, POWERFUL, SUBLIME - THE ONE AND ONLY ROENNFELDT ROAD SHIRAZ

      "Got no time for shy, retiring wallflowers? This pro wrestler is for you. Uncompromising in its execution and delivery, it demands respect and time. Only the best fruit from the oldest vines on the Roennfeldt Road property made their way into...

    Current stock: 2

    $300.00
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  • Greenock Creek Durif 2020

    Greenock Creek Durif 2020

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    A DURIF DESIGNED FOR EARLY DRINKING - PLEASINGLY APPROACHABLE IN A JUICY BAROSSA STYLE

      "Bright deep ruby and as you would expect from Barossa Valley Durif and Greenock Creek, it is a big style but not too big. Lashings of plum compote, plum jam and classic Durif new leather with savoury caramel oak aromas adding impact. A dry and...

    Current stock: 2

    $30.00
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  • Greenock Creek Block 3 Shiraz 2020

    Greenock Creek Block 3 Shiraz 2020

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    WINE PILOT 94 POINTS!

      "Deep opaque ruby in colour and a big step up from the Block 4 Shiraz with greater weight, complexity and fruit focus. Ripe blackberry, mulberry, chocolate truffle and vanilla bean oak provide a strong start with a hedonistic richness and appeal...

    Current stock: 4

    $45.00
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  • Torbreck The Laird Shiraz 2017

    Torbreck The Laird Shiraz 2017

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic

    IN SCOTTISH TERMINOLOGY THE LAIRD REFERS TO "THE LORD OF THE MANOR" - AN APT NAME FOR THIS ICONIC WINE

      "Immediately aromas of rich black and red fruits such as and mulberry, blackberry red cherry and cassis fill the bouquet, complimented by savoury notes of tobacco leaf, garrigue, tar, bay leaf, vanilla pod and sarsaparilla root. Alluring spices...

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    $865.00
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  • Torbreck The Factor Shiraz 2019

    Torbreck The Factor Shiraz 2019

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic

    COMPLEX, PLUSH, INTENSE - A WINE OF GREAT POWER AND FINESSE

      "The Factor is predominantly from the Gomersal and Marananga sub-regions of the Barossa. Very expressive with lifted black fruits such as satsuma plum, blackberry, compote, vanilla bean dark cocoa and maraschino liqueur. Complex, luxuriously...

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    Current stock: 12

    $135.00
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  • Torbreck Descendant Shiraz Viognier 2019

    Torbreck Descendant Shiraz Viognier 2019

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic

    THE ADDITION OF A LITTLE VIOGNIER ADDS FLAVOUR AND SOFTENS THE SHIRAZ INTO A SEAMLESS WINE

      "Wonderfully lifted aromatics, perfumed fresh black and blue fruits with an underlying layer of star anise, clove and spice. Dense, dark cherry and blueberry fruit interwoven with subtle nuances of allspice and cinnamon. Full-bodied with great...

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    Current stock: 12

    $135.00
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  • Spinifex Papillon Grenache Blend 2021

    Spinifex Papillon Grenache Blend 2021

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    WINE FRONT 93 POINTS!

      "Mostly grenache, some cinsault. Playful GC blend. Juicy, flirty red. Floral scents, red berries in scents and flavours, good chomp of sticky tannins, this fine, fresh feel throughout. Glistens in the palate; like sucking on a ruby. That...

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    $27.00
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  • Murdoch Hill Estate Chardonnay 2021

    Murdoch Hill Estate Chardonnay 2021

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    WINE FRONT 93 POINTS! JAMES SUCKLING 93 POINTS!

      "It’s flinty and fresh, minerally and waxy and chalky, bolstered on rails of lemon-limey acidity following the crunch of green apple and this underlying hazelnut nuttiness through the whole thing. It feels pretty darn serious, actually, and...

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    $30.00
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  • Head Wines Old Vine Shiraz 2019

    Head Wines Old Vine Shiraz 2019

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    WINE FRONT 94 POINTS!

      "From a vineyard in Krondorf. 80 year old vines with 8% Mataro. Juicy, purple, ripe raspberry, brown spices. Gummy feel, saucy and spicy, tannin has some grit, and finish is jubey and fairly long. Feels a little different from the usual...

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    $35.00
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  • Head Wines Old Vine Grenache 2020

    Head Wines Old Vine Grenache 2020

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    WINE FRONT 93 POINTS!

      "From a vineyard in Krondorf. 80 year old vines with 8% Mataro. Juicy, purple, ripe raspberry, brown spices. Gummy feel, saucy and spicy, tannin has some grit, and finish is jubey and fairly long. Feels a little different from the usual...

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    $35.00
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  • Bondar Wines Rayner Vineyard Shiraz 2020

    Bondar Wines Rayner Vineyard Shiraz 2020

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    JAMES HALLIDAY 95 POINTS!

      "Shiraz from the two oldest blocks on our Rayner Vineyard - the 1947 and 1950 plantings. The ‘47 block is dry-grown on deep sandy soils with ironstone rocks, this gives wonderful fragrance and an elegant structure. The 1950 planting is in...

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    $43.00
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  • Bondar Wines Rayner Vineyard Grenache 2021

    Bondar Wines Rayner Vineyard Grenache 2021

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    JAMES HALLIDAY 96 POINTS!

      "Sourced from our tiny 0.7ha block of 48-year old Grenache vines, planted in sand on our Rayner Vineyard in McLaren Vale. The lowest-yielding vines were hand-picked, and natural fermentation took place - some in a ceramic egg on skins for 120...

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    $37.00
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  • Aphelion Pir Chenin 2021

    Aphelion Pir Chenin 2021

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    A STUNNING EXAMPLE OF AUSTRALIAN CHENIN BLANC. EFFORTLESS DRINKING!

      "White peach, red apple and flint show on the aroma with cinnamon adding complexity. The palate is a textural delight with a great depth of flavour – time on ferment lees has provided an attractive creamy character to the wine. Use of...

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    Current stock: 12

    $36.50
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  • Henschke Wheelwright Shiraz 2017

    Henschke Wheelwright Shiraz 2017

    Region: SA- Eden Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    JAMES HALLIDAY 96 POINTS! JAMES SUCKLING 94 POINTS!

      "This has a very elegant feel with sultry and earthy tones, as well as white pepper, raspberry and redcurrant aromas. Spicy and vivid. There’s freshness and elegance to the quite refined and fine-boned palate, as well as a peppery edge...

    Current stock: 6

    $145.00
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  • Henschke Mount Edelstone 2017

    Henschke Mount Edelstone 2017

    Region: SA- Eden Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    JAMES HALLIDAY 97 POINTS! JAMES SUCKLING 95 POINTS! WINE FRONT 95 POINTS!

      "So fragrant, incredible high toned floral, spicy perfume – almost entirely that. Enticing start. Very fine, very composed to taste, a precise and poised release with tension and freshness the major words here. Dark fruited, yes, inky plum...

    Current stock: 4

    $235.00
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  • Henschke Hill of Grace 2017

    Henschke Hill of Grace 2017

    Region: SA- Eden Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    JAMES HALLIDAY 99 POINTS! DECANTER 99 POINTS!

      "Muscular with great vitality and sensuality, Hill of Grace 2017 combines gravitas with grace. Supple swathes of fruit – blackberry with blueberry and red cherry – come scented with china ink, tinder bush, black pepper, star anise,...

    Current stock: 2

    $975.00
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  • Kay Brothers Block 6 Shiraz 2019

    Kay Brothers Block 6 Shiraz 2019

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    WINE FRONT 96 POINTS! JAMES HALLIDAY 95 POINTS!

      "Liquorice, chocolate, oyster shell, blackberry, a little mint, spice and nutty oak. Deep and concentrated, intense and layered dark fruit and black olive, firm ironstone tannin, such depth and heft, but not really heavy, as such. It’s...

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    Current stock: 12

    $135.00
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  • Mitolo Savitar Shiraz 2018

    Mitolo Savitar Shiraz 2018

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    JAMES HALLIDAY 95 POINTS!

      "Super-premium shiraz postcode 101: judicious extraction conferring tannic prowess; presumably some whole-berry work imparting floral/iodine lift and a joyous pulpy mid palate; barrel-ferment smoked-meat aromas and a skein of pepper, tapenade and...

    Current stock: 3

    $70.00
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  • d'Arenberg Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

    d'Arenberg Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    JAMES HALLIDAY 95 POINTS!

      "A firm, forceful cabernet with blackcurrant, clove, graphite and choc-cedarwood flavours flooding the palate before shooting dry out through the finish. A steadfast wine, built to be cellared, and an impressive one." - Wine...

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    Current stock: 12

    $65.00
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