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

  • 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,...

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  • Longview Queenie Pinot Grigio 2019

    Longview Queenie Pinot Grigio 2019

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    THIS BRIGHT AND CRISP PINOT GRIGIO FROM ADELAIDE HILLS IS SIMPLY TOO EASY TO ENJOY! "Grown on a south-western facing slope atop the Longview estate, this Pinot Grigio shows all the hallmarks of a traditional Italian style. The nose is...

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    $21.00
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  • 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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    $40.00
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  • Shaw & Smith Sauvignon Blanc 2020

    Shaw & Smith Sauvignon Blanc 2020

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    DECANTER 93 POINTS!  BOB CAMPBELL 95 POINTS!  JAMES SUCKLING 93 POINTS!  Aromatic, fresh and lively. A favourite Australian Sauvignon Blanc!   "The familiar Shaw + Smith take on clean, lean Sauvignon Blanc...

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    $28.50
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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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    $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

    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...

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    $24.00
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  • Murdoch Hill the Rocket Chardonnay 2019

    Murdoch Hill the Rocket Chardonnay 2019

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    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...

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    $77.00
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  • Lobethal Road Carey Gully Pinot Noir 2017

    Lobethal Road Carey Gully Pinot Noir 2017

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    Hand picked on 31 March from an elevated vineyard at Carey Gully in the Adelaide Hills. Fermented to small open fermenters along with select French oak. A wine with a delicate floral nose leads to Morello cherry with floral and spicy notes on the palate...

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    $25.00
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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...

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  • Hahndorf Hill Gru Gruner Veltiner 2018

    Hahndorf Hill Gru Gruner Veltiner 2018

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    James Halliday 96 Points! TOP GOLD!  Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2018  International Cool Climate Wine Awards 2019  Rutherglen Wine Show 2018   GOLD MEDAL! Top 100 & Blue Gold Medal at Sydney International Wine Competition...

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    $28.50
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