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)

  • Adelina Chardonnay 2019

    Adelina Chardonnay 2019

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    WINE FRONT 95 POINTS!  NO SULPHUR WHITE WINE, A CHARDONNAY MADE WITH SKIN-CONTACT AND OXIDATION PROVIDES A FINO SHERRIED CHARACTER.       "Sea spray and green olive, salted almond, white peach and lemon zest, but fruit is...

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  • Adelina Grenache 2019

    Adelina Grenache 2019

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    NICK STOCK 96 POINTS!  WINE FRONT 94+ POINTS!   "Serious grenache from serious but fun-loving Adelina. Concrete fermented, matured in old wood. Beautiful, light garnet colour all shimmering and pretty. Just shy of medium weight, a...

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  • Adelina Nebbiolo 2016

    Adelina Nebbiolo 2016

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    "From the notable vineyard in Adelaide Hills, Bowe Lees and Loveys. Extended skin contact (across two different maceration lengths) is part of the motif, as is maturation in large format oak. If the 2015 release was ‘generous’, in my words, this is...

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  • Adelina Shiraz 2019

    Adelina Shiraz 2019

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    James Suckling 98 Points! "Wow... a great wine, this should be on every contemporary Australian wine collector's hit list." - Nick Stock           This is a rich, complex and super focused edition with a spice-laced,...

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  • Aphelion Emergent Mataro 2017

    Aphelion Emergent Mataro 2017

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    "Mataro, three vineyards, the Aphelion way. Some very long maceration involved too, which kind of suits mataro at times. Fleshy, deeply-flavoured, architectural red – layers of dark fruit, peppery spice, herbal character, savoury nuttiness, earthiness...

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  • Ashton Hills Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir 2019

    Ashton Hills Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    MORE RESTRAINT AND SAVOURY STRUCTURE THAN PREVIOUS VINTAGES. A TERRIFIC RELEASE FROM ASHTON HILLS AGAIN! "For this wine, winemaker Stephen George has always been happy to venture outside his own Estate’s boundaries and explore other sites in the...

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  • Balnaves Entav Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

    Balnaves Entav Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

    Region: SA- Coonawarra

    93 POINTS - JAMES HALLIDAY!    "A 79/15/6% blend and a stunning purple-crimson; aromas working overtime with florals, a touch of pepper and spice with bright red and purple fruits all following through on the medium-bodied and buoyant palate...

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  • Balnaves The Blend Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2017

    Balnaves The Blend Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2017

    Region: SA- Coonawarra

    JAMES HALLIDAY 93 POINTS! "SENSATIONAL VALUE"  "68% Merlot 30% Cabernet Sauvignon 2% Petit Verdot. Deep red colour, the nose shows soft round satsuma plum and blackberry fruit aromas with a spicy vanillan note from the oak. Light to medium...

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  • Balnaves The Tally Reserve Cabernet 2013

    Balnaves The Tally Reserve Cabernet 2013

    Region: SA- Coonawarra

    97 POINTS - JAMES HALLIDAY!  96 POINTS - WINE FRONT!    "Hand-picked from a single vineyard; 40% long maceration on skins, matured for 20 months in new deluxe French chateau barriques (60% new). Deeply coloured, it is the...

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    $97.00
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  • Bondar Wines Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2018

    Bondar Wines Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2018

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    James Halliday 97 Points! "A complex wine, but there's no suggestion of its fruit being compromised by winemaker's thumbprints. It has perfect balance and a freshness to the white peach, melon and grapefruit flavours. The finish and aftertaste are the...

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