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

  • 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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  • 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...

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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...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

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  • Hahndorf Hill Gru Gruner Veltliner 2020

    Hahndorf Hill Gru Gruner Veltliner 2020

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    AUSTRALIAN GRUNER VELTLINER OF THE YEAR, DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL (96 POINTS) - MELBOURNE WINE COMPETITION 2020!  TONY LOVE 95 POINTS!   "At Hahndorf Hill we produce four different styles of Gruner, of which Gru is our classic style. Our 2019...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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...

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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...

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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
    Farming Sustainably-made

    CHERRYLISCIOUS, SPICY AND FLORAL. A MUST TRY IN OUR OPINION!     "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...

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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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  • 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...

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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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