South Australia

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)

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    Kangarilla Road Primitivo 2015

    Region: Australia, SA, McLaren Vale

    RRP $26.00

    NOW $23.00

    Low Stock (6 in store)


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    Mollydooker Violinist Verdelho 2016

    Region: Australia, SA, McLaren Vale

    RRP $20.00

    NOW $17.50

    Low Stock (4 in store)


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    Penfolds Bin 150 Marananga Shiraz 2011

    Region: Australia, SA, Barossa Valley

    James Halliday 92 Points!
    Jancis Robinson 17/20 Points!
    Tyson Stelzer 92 Points!

    RRP $85.00

    NOW $74.00

    Currently in stock


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    The Other Wine Co. Shiraz Pinot Noir 2018

    Region: Australia, SA, Adelaide Hills

    The winemaker of SHAW AND SMITH!

    A reemerging style of Pinot Shiraz blends.

    $22.05 by the dozen

    RRP $24.50 per bottle

    NOW $23.00 per bottle

    Currently in stock


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    Trevor Jones Barossa Old Tawny N.V 375mL

    Region: Australia, SA, Barossa Valley

     Robert Parker 98 Points!

    RRP $180.00

    NOW $150.00

    Low Stock (1 in store)


  6. Adelina Nebbiolo 2016

    Region: Australia, SA, Adelaide Hills

    "It’s a wine to spend some time with, appreciate for its structure and quiet power." - Wine Front

    $39.60 by the dozen $44.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (24 in store)


  7. Adelina Polish Hill River Riesling 2018

    Region: Australia, SA, Clare Valley

    Wine Front 94 Points!

    $21.60 by the dozen $24.00 per bottle

    Currently in stock


  8. Adelina Watervale Riesling 2018

    Region: Australia, SA, Clare Valley

    Wine Front 94 Points!

    $21.60 by the dozen $24.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (17 in store)


  9. An Approach to Relaxation Grenache 2017

    Region: Australia, SA, Barossa Valley

    Old vine Barossa grenache from sandy soils.

    "A very good Barossa Valley grenache, which covers all the bases" - James Halliday (of the 2016 vintage)

    $35.10 by the dozen $39.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (17 in store)


  10. Aphelion Aromat Grenache 2018

    Region: Australia, SA, McLaren Vale

    Young Gun of Wine 2018!
    Only 50 dozen made!

    $34.20 by the dozen $38.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (10 in store)


  11. Aphelion Emergent Mataro 2017

    Region: Australia, SA, McLaren Vale

    "Medium weight, quietly powerful, serious mataro feel." - Wine Front 93 Points!

    $30.60 by the dozen $34.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (12 in store)


  12. Ashton Hills Estate Pinot Noir 2016

    Region: Australia, SA, Adelaide Hills

    Decanter Magazine 94 Points!
    Gold Medal - Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2017!

    $45.00 by the dozen $50.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (13 in store)


  13. Ashton Hills Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir 2017

    Region: Australia, SA, Adelaide Hills
    $31.50 by the dozen $35.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (1 in store)


  14. Balnaves Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

    Region: Australia, SA, Coonawarra

    James Halliday 96 Points!
    Wine Front 94 Points!

    $35.10 by the dozen $39.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (17 in store)


  15. Balnaves Entav Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

    Region: Australia, SA, Coonawarra

    James Halliday 93 Points!

    $25.20 by the dozen $28.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (12 in store)


  16. Balnaves The Blend Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2015

    Region: Australia, SA, Coonawarra

    James Halliday 94 Points!

    $18.00 by the dozen $20.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (9 in store)


  17. Balnaves The Tally Reserve Cabernet 2013

    Region: Australia, SA, Coonawarra

    James Halliday 97 points!
    Wine Front 96 points!

    $87.30 by the dozen $97.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (9 in store)


  18. Balnaves The Tally Reserve Cabernet 2009

    Region: Australia, SA, Coonawarra

    James Halliday 96 points!

    $81.00 by the dozen $90.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (2 in store)


  19. Balnaves The Tally Reserve Cabernet 2005

    Region: Australia, SA, Coonawarra
    Jeremy Oliver rating 94!
    James Halliday rating 96!
    $85.50 by the dozen $95.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (4 in store)


  20. Beal & Co Merlot 2014

    Region: Australia, SA, Barossa Valley
    $26.10 by the dozen $29.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (8 in store)


  21. Bleasdale Sparkling Shiraz N.V.

    Region: Australia, SA, Langhorne Creek

     

    $20.70 by the dozen $23.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (18 in store)


  22. Bondar Wines Junto Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2017

    Region: Australia, SA, McLaren Vale

    Wine Front 93 Points!

    $23.40 by the dozen $26.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (13 in store)


  23. Bondar Wines Violet Hour Shiraz 2017

    Region: Australia, SA, McLaren Vale
    $24.30 by the dozen $27.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (11 in store)


  24. Bowen Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

    Region: Australia, SA, Coonawarra
    $31.50 by the dozen $35.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (22 in store)


  25. Bowen Estate Shiraz 2016

    Region: Australia, SA, Coonawarra
    $29.25 by the dozen $32.50 per bottle

    Low Stock (24 in store)


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