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)

  • Sons of Eden Zephyrus Shiraz 2018

    Sons of Eden Zephyrus Shiraz 2018

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley
    Vegan-friendly

    96 POINTS JAMES HALLIDAY! ROBERT PARKER 93 POINTS!  A knockout, with a core of spice, brambly fruit and savoury herbs. A blend of both Barossa and Eden valley sites.   "14 parcels from across the Eden (55%) and Barossa Valleys...

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  • Ottelia Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

    Ottelia Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

    Region: SA- Coonawarra
    Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    WINE PILOT 93 POINTS!  A COONAWARRA CABERNET RELEASED WITH 5YRS CELLARING BY AN EXCITING PRODUCER... AND AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE!       "John Innes from Ottelia likes to age his Coonawarra Cabernet before release, which is a...

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    Current stock: 22

    $32.00
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  • Yangarra Ironheart Shiraz 2017 1500mL-Magnum

    Yangarra Ironheart Shiraz 2017 1500mL-Magnum

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

    JAMES HALLIDAY 99 POINTS!  WINE FRONT 95 POINTS!   "Hand-picked, 75% destemmed and berry-sorted, 25% whole bunches, wild-fermented, on lees in French oak (35% new) for 15 months then a barrel selection to showcase the characteristic...

    Current stock: 1

    $215.00
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  • Domenica Nebbiolo 2018

    Domenica Nebbiolo 2018

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    NEBBIOLO HAS FOUND A NEW HOME IN BEECHWORTH. A NEBBIOLO THAT IS SOFT AND FLORAL, EXPRESSIVE OF COOLER REGION.   "From low-yielding vines in the southern pocket of Beechworth, Domenica creates a delicate Nebbiolo, one that is merely reminiscent...

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    Current stock: 12

    $50.00
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  • Tim Smith Viognier 2020

    Tim Smith Viognier 2020

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    THIS IS QUINTESSENTIAL VIOGNIER - PERFUMED AND RICH, BUT STILL HAS PLENTY OF FRESHNESS!      "Sourced from two vineyards in the Eden Valley. Whole bunches, pressed straight to a combination of mostly used and new barrels...

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    $25.00
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  • Tim Smith Bugalugs Shiraz 2019

    Tim Smith Bugalugs Shiraz 2019

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    SLIPPERY, MEDIUM-BODIED BAROSSA SHIRAZ. FANTASTIC VALUE HERE.   "Balanced oak, perfumed nose with an abundance of blue fruit and rich, ripe cherry. Earthy and spicy, creating incredible structure on the palate, with a freshness that keeps you...

    Current stock: 10

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  • Bekkers Syrah 2018

    Bekkers Syrah 2018

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    JAMES HALLIDAY 99 POINTS! HUON HOOKE 97 POINTS! "A truly great McLaren Vale syrah." - James Halliday   "Hand-picked, the vinification very gentle to avoid extraction of aggressive tannins, matured in French puncheons (58% new) on lees with...

    Current stock: 18

    $125.00
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  • Bekkers Shiraz Grenache 2018

    Bekkers Shiraz Grenache 2018

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    JAMES HALLIDAY 96 POINTS!  HUON HOOKE 96 POINTS!  JANCIS ROBINSON 17/20 POINTS!  "Sensational wine." - Huon Hooke   "From multiple parcels spread across six vineyards, vinified separately, 15% whole bunch grenache, 30%...

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    Current stock: 12

    $89.00
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  • Bekkers Grenache 2018

    Bekkers Grenache 2018

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    JAMES HALLIDAY 96 POINTS!  HUON HOOKE 96 POINTS!  DECANTER 96 POINTS!  A really majestic grenache. Great wine: big future." - Huon Hooke   "A fine showcase of blending skills from three vineyards in Blewitt Springs,...

    Current stock: 9

    $89.00
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  • Clos Clare Riesling 2020

    Clos Clare Riesling 2020

    Region: SA- Clare Valley
    Vegan-friendly

    FROM THE WATERVALE VINEYARD, ACROSS FROM THE 'FLORITA' VINEYARD. AN EXPRESSIVE RIESLING THAT ENCAPSULATES THE CLARE VALLEY PERFECTLY.   "Clean, ripe citrus and delicate florals on the nose. The palate is generous on the entry, tasty citrus...

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    Current stock: 16

    $29.00
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  • Jim Barry Lodge Hill Shiraz 2016

    Jim Barry Lodge Hill Shiraz 2016

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley
    Vegan-friendly

    BEST VINTAGE SHIRAZ - 2018 CLARE VALLEY WINE SHOW!  A FUN, QUAFFABLE MID-WEEK STUNNER. PAIRS WELL WITH FRIENDS, CONVERSATION AND SOME GOOD MUSIC.     "This wine is a deep red with a bright magenta hue. Vibrant aromatics of purple...

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    Current stock: 12

    $25.00
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