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)

  • Torbreck Highland Fling VP 2015 375mL-Half-Bottle

    Torbreck Highland Fling VP 2015 375mL-Half-Bottle

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic

    A DELICIOUS FORTIFIED SHIRAZ

      "First released in 2007, this sweet opulent fortified wine is only made in exceptional years when the harvest conditions allow extra ripeness and flavour from old Shiraz vineyards. After fermentation the wine is fortified with a 25 year old...

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  • Sons of Eden Kennedy Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2019

    Sons of Eden Kennedy Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2019

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    GREAT VALUE GSM FROM A TOP QUALITY PRODUCER

      "Bright crimson in colour and bursting with complex cherry, blood-plum and cinnamon spiced aromas. The palate is delicious, combining a blend of red-fruit and savoury flavours amid a rounded and fleshy core. The wine has excellent length and...

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    $26.00
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  • Coriole Nero 2020

    Coriole Nero 2020

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

    A VIBRANT RED FROM MCLAREN VALE

      "Fermented as whole berries in beeswax-lined vessels with 15% whole bunches. Aged in a small amount of neutral oak. Dark plum, Asian medicinal riffs and a gentle swathe of dusty tannins across a broad finish. A wine designed for early drinking."...

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    Current stock: 12

    $27.00
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  • Laughing Jack Jack's Shiraz 2018

    Laughing Jack Jack's Shiraz 2018

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    INCREDIBLE VALUE BAROSSA SHIRAZ

      "Black and red fruits, sweet baking spices, dark chocolate and subtle toasty oak. Full-bodied, but not heavy, as such, good energy to the wine with plenty of dark cherry and chocolate, a little sage and dried herb, gentle grip from grainy tannin,...

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    Current stock: 12

    $20.00
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  • S C Pannell Smart Grenache 2019

    S C Pannell Smart Grenache 2019

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

    96 POINTS JAMES HALLIDAY! WINE FRONT 95 POINTS!

      "Elevated old-vine Clarendon sourcing. Intense aromas of molten cherry liqueur, orange amaro, bergamot and cranberry. A fine vinous pulse, drawing the fore with the aft. Long attenuated filigreed tannins, sandy to be sure, but very fine. This is...

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    Current stock: 12

    $58.00
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  • S C Pannell Old McDonald Grenache 2019

    S C Pannell Old McDonald Grenache 2019

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

    WINE FRONT 96 POINTS!

      "Vineyard planted in 1946, 80 metres above the sea in Blewitt Springs. Big old oak. 20% whole bunch. Dark cherry, raspberry, liquorice root, clay, and sweet spice. Firm, dried rose perfumed and packed with ripe red fruits and cherry, plenty of...

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    Current stock: 12

    $58.00
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  • First Drop Mothers Milk Shiraz 2020

    First Drop Mothers Milk Shiraz 2020

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    MIDWEEK MEDIUM BODIED SHIRAZ!

      An easy drinking Shiraz with great texture. Bright fruit flavours with great balance.   "Not a sledgehammer style, this Barossa Shiraz is made for drinking! Soft, slurpy and textured it is balanced with good acidity, which refreshes the...

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    Current stock: 12

    $25.00
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  • First Drop Mother's Ruin Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

    First Drop Mother's Ruin Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    JANCIS ROBINSON 17/20!

      "Deep ruby with some brick at the rim. After a run of Shirazes, this is so distinctive in its unashamed Cabernet character. Leafy, minty cassis with a strong cassis-leaf fresh aroma. Dry, super-fine tannins giving shape to this lovely Cabernet...

    Current stock: 10

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  • First Drop Cold Sweat Moculta Shiraz 2015

    First Drop Cold Sweat Moculta Shiraz 2015

    Region: SA- Eden Valley

    PERFECTION IN THIS SYRAH OF EDEN!

      "Identical vinification to Craneford, except for no whole bunches and 100% new puncheons. This is the most tannic of all the wines in either series, the religious rejection of fining preventing any change/cure." - James Halliday   "Deep...

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    $70.00
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  • Spinifex Garcon Grenache 2020

    Spinifex Garcon Grenache 2020

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    A PURE, DELICIOUS GRENACHE FROM OLD VINEYARDS IN BAROSSA

      "Celebrating the legacy of Barossa Valley Grenache, Pete Schell sources this wine from three dry-grown, old-vine parcels: one in the extreme west at Moppa (55 years old); one in northern Barossa at Ebenezer (90 years old); and one in Bethany in...

    Current stock: 10

    $28.00
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  • Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2020

    Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2020

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    95 POINTS HUON HOOKE! 95 POINTS WINE FRONT!

      FROM THE TIERS VINEYARD, ONE OF THE MOST DISTINGUISHED SITES FOR AUSTRALIAN CHARDONNAY.   "Cashew nut, straw, biscuit and creamy lees aromas, restrained and fresh and delicate, but extremely intense and concentrated on the middle...

    Current stock: 10

    $100.00
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  • Tapanappa Piccadilly Chardonnay 2020

    Tapanappa Piccadilly Chardonnay 2020

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    95 POINTS JENI PORT!

      "Honeysuckle, stone fruits, apple, mango skin and vanilla greet the nose. For me, the palate – creamy, leesy and long – is all about the mouthfeel, the way the wine streams over the tongue and lodges in the memory. It’s light on...

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    $45.00
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  • Longview Queenie Pinot Grigio 2021

    Longview Queenie Pinot Grigio 2021

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    VITICULTURIST OF THE YEAR FINALIST - JAMES HALLIDAY 2020

      A beautifully restrained Pinot Grigio with a strong presence of apple, pear, and lemon zest. The Saturno family vineyard at Macclesfield is more than an engine room of the Adelaide Hills, it is a highly revered, go-to source vineyard for many of...

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    Current stock: 9

    $21.00
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  • Torbreck Run Rig Shiraz 2018

    Torbreck Run Rig Shiraz 2018

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic

    WINE ADVOCATE 99 POINTS!

      **Limited wine, only one per customer** "Torbreck’s 2018 RunRig needs a bit of air right now, as the nose and palate truly open up and expand after a while in the glass. Unlike some vintages, it’s rather tight and cedary upon first...

    Current stock: 6

    $315.00
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  • Ulithorne Paternus Cabernet Shiraz 2015

    Ulithorne Paternus Cabernet Shiraz 2015

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    95 POINTS JAMES HALLIDAY!

      "Dense, deep purple; you might expect this to be ultra-full-bodied and dense with ripe fruit flavours - the reality is very different: dark and swarthy, with black olive tapenade flavours and a latticework of tannins. Unusual for McLaren Vale,...

    Current stock: 2

    $70.00
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  • Murdoch Hill Phaeton Pinot Noir 2019

    Murdoch Hill Phaeton Pinot Noir 2019

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

    JAMES SUCKLING 97 POINTS!

      "A pinot with finesse and power in equal parts and one that delivers alluringly layered, complex style on release. The nose has almost tarry notes, as well as toasted spices and intense red to dark cherries, blackcurrants and violets. The palate...

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    $47.00
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  • Trio of Rieslingfreaks

    Rieslingfreak Terroir Trio

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    LINE UP THE 2021 WINES TO SEE PLOT NUANCE AND PICK YOUR FAVOURITE

    Love Riesling? You're not alone! Make no mistake - this is no misnomer - Rieslingfreak is as it sounds! A winery obsessed with the variety, making some of Australia's most outstanding Riesling! These 2021 Rieslings reflect one of the beauties of wine...

    Current stock: 5

    $73.00
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  • Rieslingfreak No. 4 Riesling 2021

    Rieslingfreak No. 4 Riesling 2021

    Region: SA- Eden Valley

    EDEN VALLEY BRINGS A PRETTY, PERFUMED RIESLING WITH SOFTER ACIDITY AND A FINE, CHALKY TEXTURE

      "Rieslingfreak is all about the expression of Riesling. Each Rieslingfreak wine is allocated an individual number representing both the region where the grapes are grown, and the style in which the wine is made.  Rieslingfreak No. 4 is...

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    Current stock: 12

    $25.00
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  • Rieslingfreak No. 3 Riesling 2021

    Rieslingfreak No. 3 Riesling 2021

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    WATERVALE BRINGS US A ROUNDER, FULLER RIESLING WITH THE TRADEMARK LIME JUICE FLAVOUR.

      "Rieslingfreak is all about the expression of Riesling. Each Rieslingfreak wine is allocated an individual number representing both the region where the grapes are grown, and the style in which the wine is made.  Rieslingfreak No. 3 is...

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    Current stock: 7

    $25.00
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