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)

  • Shaw & Smith Shiraz 2019

    Shaw & Smith Shiraz 2019

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    DECANTER 98 POINTS! HUON HOOKE 95 POINTS!

      "Leaner, finer and taut, it marks a big stride ahead from previous vintages. This vision of cool- climate shiraz marks a new age of measured sophistication." - Decanter   "Bright, deep purple colour with a fresh, fragrant, floral...

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    $50.00
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  • S C Pannell Koomilya JC Block Shiraz 2018

    S C Pannell Koomilya JC Block Shiraz 2018

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

    WINE FRONT 96+ POINTS!

      "A single block planted 46 years ago. 20% whole bunch, second and third fill puncheons. 1,900 bottles produced. Great to taste these three single block Koomilya wines together, but this is the one that really makes you go ‘Woah!’...

    Current stock: 6

    $115.00
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  • S C Pannell Koomilya GT Block Shiraz 2018

    S C Pannell Koomilya GT Block Shiraz 2018

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

    WINE FRONT 95 POINTS!

      "This is a single block, grafted over 30 years ago onto Gewürztraminer planted in 1974. No whole bunch, 20% new puncheon, and then 2800 litre vats. Dead set, the roots remember their origins here, because the wine shows all sorts of GT like...

    Current stock: 6

    $115.00
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  • S C Pannell Koomilya DC Block Shiraz 2018

    S C Pannell Koomilya DC Block Shiraz 2018

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

    WINE FRONT 96 POINTS!

      "Vines planted 46 years ago, 22% whole bunch, raised in second and third fill puncheons. The vineyard is a great place to visit, has a sort of ‘secret garden’ feel about it, but don’t mind me. They’re also doing good...

    Current stock: 6

    $115.00
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  • Balnaves The Blend Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2018

    Balnaves The Blend Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2018

    Region: SA- Coonawarra

    A CABERNET BLEND PERFECT FOR A MIDWEEK BBQ!

    "Deep red colour, the nose shows soft round satsuma plum and blueberry fruit aromas with a smokey coffee/vanillan note from the oak. Medium bodied with bright red and black fruit and a spicy firm tannin finish. An outstanding example of the blend...

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    Current stock: 12

    $20.00
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  • Glaetzer Eye of Ra Shiraz 2016

    Glaetzer Eye of Ra Shiraz 2016

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    MATTHEW JUKES 20+/20! WINE ADVOCATE 98 POINTS!

      "I followed this wine over three hours that evening and it never stopped evolving in the glass. This celestial wine made a huge impression on me and it is hard for me to see how this wine can be bettered and so I am overjoyed to give it a perfect...

    Current stock: 3

    $650.00
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  • Hahndorf Hill Rose 2021

    Hahndorf Hill Rose 2021

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    DRY ROSE MADE FROM TROLLINGER, A RARE GRAPE ORIGINALLY FROM GERMANY

      "Our beautiful, dry Rosé is regularly rated as one of the top Rosés in Australia, with both the 2019 and 2020 vintages once again included on the Halliday Wine Companion list of the Best of the Best Rosés in Australia. Now...

    Current stock: 5

    $26.00
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  • Hahndorf Hill Gru Gruner Veltliner 2021

    Hahndorf Hill Gru Gruner Veltliner 2021

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    THE BENCHMARK FOR VIBRANT GRUNER FROM AUSTRALIA

      "At Hahndorf Hill we produce four different styles of Gruner, of which Gru is our classic style. Our previous vintages of Gru Gruner Veltliner have been highly awarded, including the 2019 Gru Gruner Veltliner, which was rated the best Gruner...

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    $30.00
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  • Spinifex Esprit Mataro Grenache 2020

    Spinifex Esprit Mataro Grenache 2020

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    WINE FRONT 94 POINTS!

    "Mataro, grenache, cinsault. Feel the esprit. Lotus Esprit one of my favourite cars of all. Seriously good red. Dark fruit but medium weight, ripples with suede tannins, tightens and coils in on itself with spirals or woody spice and fragrant, leafy...

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    Current stock: 12

    $35.00
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  • Balnaves The Tally Reserve Cabernet 2015

    Balnaves The Tally Reserve Cabernet 2015

    Region: SA- Coonawarra

    REAL REVIEW 97 POINTS! JAMES HALLIDAY 96 POINTS!

      To receive your 5% discount when you buy six bottles, please click here   "Deep, dark and foreboding in the glass, lovely colour. Aromatics of plums, mulberries, chocolate, vanilla and a bit of cedar and tobacco, there's a lot going on...

    $94.00
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  • Balnaves The Tally Cabernet 2015 6Pack

    Balnaves The Tally Cabernet 2015 6Pack

    Region: SA- Coonawarra

    JAMES HALLIDAY 96 POINTS! Save 5% off the retail price when you buy The Tally in this six pack.

      This pack contains 6 bottles of The Tally 2015.   "Includes 4.2% petit verdot, hand-picked, a long maceration on skins, matured for 18 months in 66% new (French) Chateau barriques from Sylvain and Taransaud. The highly expressive bouquet...

    Current stock: 8

    $535.00
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  • Adelina Shiraz Mataro 2020

    Adelina Shiraz Mataro 2020

    Region: SA- Clare Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic

    NICK STOCK 96 POINTS!

      "A blend of organically grown estate mataro and Aberfeldy Vineyard shiraz (planted in 1904), this has a fusion of blueberries and raspberries with red plums and redcurrants, as well as deeply woven, herbal tones. The palate has such intense and...

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    Current stock: 22

    $39.50
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  • Adelina Shiraz 2020

    Adelina Shiraz 2020

    Region: SA- Clare Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic

    NICK STOCK 98 POINTS! WINE FRONT 96 POINTS!

      "From a low-yielding vintage that was warm enough, yet also cool enough, this is an exceptional release of what is fast becoming one of the great wines of not only the Clare Valley, but of South Australia. Some depth to the color and plenty of...

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    Current stock: 16

    $55.00
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  • Greenock Creek Jaensch Block Shiraz 2019

    Greenock Creek Jaensch Block Shiraz 2019

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    GREENOCK'S FIRST VINTAGE FROM THIS NEW VENTURE IN MOPPA HILLS

      "Bit of a game changer here with Greenock Creek slowly widening its sourcing from its traditional home of Seppeltsfield and Marananga to Moppa. It’s a good move adding some different accents to the Greenock Creek range, although I...

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    $62.00
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  • Grant Burge Shadrach Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

    Grant Burge Shadrach Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley
    Farming Sustainably-made

    JAMES HALLIDAY 95 POINTS!

      "91.6% cabernet sauvignon, the balance merlot and petit verdot. Matured for 15 months in a mix of new and older French hogsheads. A dense sort of bouquet at this stage, comprised of black fruits with a cedary oak presence and some earthy/gamey...

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    Current stock: 8

    $80.00
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  • Knappstein Mayors Shiraz 2019

    Knappstein Mayors Shiraz 2019

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    WINE ORBIT 96 POINTS!

      "This is terrific; the perfumed bouquet shows black/blueberry, floral, vanilla, cedar and fragrant spice aromas, leading to a powerful palate displaying outstanding concentration and depth. It's plush and velvety with layers of delicious flavours...

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    $47.00
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