Adelaide Hills

"The wines from Adelaide Hills are shaped by the coolness of the region’s altitude, its changing seasons and the skill and passion of its winemakers. There were vines planted in the Adelaide Hills as early as the 1870s but due to the challenges of cool-climate viticulture in those early days, most vines were removed by the 1930s. The rebirth of the Adelaide Hills region started in 1970s and gained pace with the rise in popularity of cool climate wines in the 1980s and 1990s.

The cooler climate defines the Adelaide Hills and provides them with a distinctive point of difference to other South Australian  regions that has allowed it to spearhead the evolution of Australian wine in recent years. Its winemaking evolution continues to this day, and it is now a hotbed of creativity; home to bold, boundary-pushing grape growers and winemakers...

The rebirth of the area as a wine region began with winemaker Brian Croser and his family planting Chardonnay in the region in 1979. Brian had identified the potential of the region as one of the best places in Australia to plant cool climate loving varieties.  He was soon joined by other Australian wine pioneers including Stephen George at Ashton Hills, Geoff Weaver in Lenswood and Michael Hill Smith and Martin Shaw at Shaw and Smith. Today there are around 100 producers in Adelaide Hills who have planted over 4,000 hectares of vines between them.

While still a young wine region, the Adelaide Hills has been acclaimed around the world for many years for wonderful expressions of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz. The region has played a vital part in the evolution of Australian wine and is itself constantly evolving. Emerging varieties are finding a home in the Hills and it is home to cutting-edge winemakers pushing the boundaries and expanding the possibilities for fine Australian wine." - Wine Australia

Map courtesy of Wine Australia

  • 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...

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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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  • Shaw & Smith Sauvignon Blanc 2021

    Shaw & Smith Sauvignon Blanc 2021

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    JAMES SUCKLING 94 POINTS!

      "A very strong vintage for this popular Adelaide Hills sauvignon, it sits in a deliciously ripe yet fresh zone and is bathed in peach, nectarine, green-mango and passion-fruit aromas and flavors. Delivered in straight-up, drinkable mode on...

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    Current stock: 18

    $32.00
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  • Shaw & Smith Lenswood Pinot Noir 2019

    Shaw & Smith Lenswood Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    WINE FRONT 94 POINTS!

        "Fragrant, yet earthy. It’s all about sweet dark spice, bergamot, just- cooked brown bread, and dark cherries. Medium-bodied, earthy and sappy, but sweetly fruited, baked plum and star anise, rhubarb and mushroom umami quality...

    Current stock: 5

    $88.00
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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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  • 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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    $21.00
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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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    Current stock: 18

    $47.00
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  • Shaw & Smith M3 Chardonnay 2020

    Shaw & Smith M3 Chardonnay 2020

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    A CHARDONNAY CONSISTENTLY SHOWING FINESSE AND PLENTY OF FLAVOUR

      "Aiming for elegance, restraint and the ability to age, acid is bright and there’s generosity of flavour. Typically it shows white flowers, citrus, and nectarine notes." - Shaw & Smith

    Current stock: 2

    $55.00
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  • Grosset Pinot Noir 2019

    Grosset Pinot Noir 2019

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

    MULBERRY, BLACK CHERRY AND REDCURRANT DEFINE THIS LIVELY, COMPLEX AND FINE PINOT NOIR FROM THE MASTERY OF GROSSET.   "This Piccadilly Valley pinot is made in the style that has become quintessentially Grosset pinot. It has restrained...

    Current stock: 4

    $78.00
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  • Grosset Piccadilly Chardonnay 2019

    Grosset Piccadilly Chardonnay 2019

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

    BARREL FERMENTED CHARDONNAY DELIVERING FLAVOURS OF MELON, GRAPEFRUIT AND WHITE PEACH. THIS IS A MINERAL, FOCUSED AND REFINED WINE FROM GROSSET.   "This is another stellar vintage of the Grosset Piccadilly chardonnay. At present, there are some...

    Current stock: 7

    $65.00
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  • Prohibition Christmas Gin Carafe 700mL

    Prohibition Christmas Gin Carafe 700mL

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    CHRISTMAS PUDDING IN A GLASS! THIS IS ALMOST A LIQUEUR, SO RICH, SYRUPY AND DECANDENT. LET IT TRANSPORT YOU WITH FOND MEMORIES OF EVERYTHING CHRISTMAS.   "Prohibition Christmas Gin is sweet and spicy, with a cut through of citrus and juniper,...

    Current stock: 1

    $125.00
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  • Adelina Chardonnay 2018

    Adelina Chardonnay 2018

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills
    Farming Organic

    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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    $40.00
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  • Mike Press Shiraz 2018

    Mike Press Shiraz 2018

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    Everyone's favourite bargain Shiraz! Unbelievably good for price, this is not going to disappoint.   "From a Lobethal, Adelaide Hills vineyard planted in 1998 with 100-year-old cuttings from a Springton vineyard, our Shiraz has developed...

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    Current stock: 13

    $15.00
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  • Harvest by Unico Zelo Blanc de Blancs N.V.

    Harvest by Unico Zelo Blanc de Blancs N.V.

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills
    Farming Biodynamic

    YOU CAN'T GO WRONG WITH THIS! FRESH AND FLAVOURSOME SPARKLING WITH MASS APPEAL. VEGAN-FRIENDLY   "Grown at the most exposed and elevated position in Birdwood, Northern Adelaide Hills - this fruit reaches a ripeness with a spritely acidity that...

    Current stock: 9

    $24.00
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  • Murdoch Hill the Rocket Chardonnay 2019

    Murdoch Hill the Rocket Chardonnay 2019

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

    97 POINTS - JAMES SUCKLING!    "The 2019 Rocket is a powerful, intense expression of complex Adelaide Hills chardonnay that offers fresh-lemon, grapefruit, white-peach, grilled-hazelnut and flinty, pithy aromatic attack. The palate has...

    Current stock: 2

    $77.00
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  • Geoff Weaver Riesling 2019

    Geoff Weaver Riesling 2019

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    WINE FRONT 94 POINTS!  "Matured in old oak, and left on lees. This may well be pre-release but it’s worth keeping an eye out. Soft texture, great intensity, a slip of sweetness and plenty of acidity. Driving acidity. Daring acidity. But...

    Current stock: 9

    $25.00
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  • Adelina Nebbiolo 2016

    Adelina Nebbiolo 2016

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic

    "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...

    Current stock: 3

    $44.00
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  • Mike Press Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

    Mike Press Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    "This is a commanding cabernet even by Mike Press standards, a wine that consummately juxtaposes power and presence with precision and definition. Violet aromas and crunchy blackcurrants, capsicum and tobacco leaf flavours are exactingly varietal in...

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    Current stock: 22

    $15.00
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  • Henschke Johanne Ida Selma Blanc de Noirs MV

    Henschke Johanne Ida Selma Blanc de Noirs MV

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills
    Farming Organic Sustainably-made

    James Halliday 95 Points!  "A striking 100% pinot noir aged for up to 18 years on lees; the last blend in Nov '17. A striking feature is its gin-clear colour, but so are the savoury, dried flower remnants of pinot noir flavour, and its exceptional...

    Current stock: 19

    $58.00
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