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

  • Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2023

    Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2023

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    96 POINTS! - HUON HOOKE
    96 POINTS! - WINE FRONT

      "Lighty toasted cashewnut aroma, hints of vanilla and almond-meal, the palate refined and tense, concentrated and yet seamlessly textured and composed. The wine is very smooth and rounded, with plenty of acidity but you barely feel it. Lovely...

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  • Lobethal Road Rose 2023

    Lobethal Road Rose 2023

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills
    Farming Sustainably-made

    GOLD MEDAL! ROYAL ADELAIDE WINE SHOW
    PERFUMED, DRY AND MOREISH, LOBETHAL ROAD NAIL QUALITY AND AFFORDABILITY IN ONE

      "This Pinot Noir Rosé has a lifted nose of strawberries and cherry blossom, leading to an elegant palate of red currant and strawberry fruit, with crisp acidity and a long clean finish. Perfect on its own or enjoy with local cheese,...

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    Current stock: 18

    $25.00
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  • Lobethal Road Pinot Gris 2023

    Lobethal Road Pinot Gris 2023

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills
    Farming Sustainably-made

    TOP GOLD! ROYAL ADELAIDE WINE SHOW
    THIS BOUTIQUE PRODUCER IS A BIG WINNER ON THE WINE SHOW CIRCUIT FOR THEIR CLASSY, WELL CRAFTED WINES

      "Hand picked and whole bunch pressed, 20% barrel fermented. A fragrant nose of Nashi pear and spice leads to a richly structured palate of delicious orchard fruit, cinnamon and nutmeg, with fine acidity and elegant length. Enjoy with...

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    Current stock: 18

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  • Gentle Folk Village Scary Gully Pinot Noir 2022

    Gentle Folk Village Scary Gully Pinot Noir 2022

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills
    Farming Organic

    94 POINTS! - WINE FRONT

      "Red cherry, raspberry, moss and brambles to sniff on. Similar to taste, a red fruited focus but some dried herb, anise, and that sense of ‘moss’ in flavour. Chalky rub over the juiciness of the wine, a fine, feathery web of tannin...

    Current stock: 10

    $55.00
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  • Gentle Folk Village Sangiovese 2023

    Gentle Folk Village Sangiovese 2023

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills
    Farming Organic

    JUICY YET COMPLEX ADELAIDE HILLS SANGIOVESE

      "We love Sangiovese above all other grape varieties. There... we said it. Its just magic up here, puckering acidity, dusty tannins and flavour for days. It's Adelaide Hills sure, but its a clear comparison to the old world. As good as lunch wine...

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    Current stock: 19

    $45.00
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  • Longview Macclesfield Chardonnay 2022

    Longview Macclesfield Chardonnay 2022

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    WINE PILOT 94 POINTS!
    GINGER. BUTTERSCOTCH. LUSCIOUSNESS. LENGTH.

      "This is a cracking Adelaide Hills Chardonnay, from the Macclesfield sub-region, from a very fine year. This is a finely constructed Chardonnay with impressive length. Spices, lemons, a very gentle hint of cashew, touches of ginger and river...

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    Current stock: 6

    $39.00
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  • Sidewood Nearly Naked Sparkling 0% Alc

    Sidewood Nearly Naked Sparkling 0% Alc

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills
    Farming Sustainably-made

    MAXIMUM VIBRANCY, ZERO ALCOHOL! FRESH AND FLAVOURSOME BUBBLY

      "Grapes from our award-winning Adelaide Hills vineyard are crushed and fermented at our winery in Nairne. We carefully remove the alcohol, ensuring the fresh aromas, vibrant flavours and chalky mouthful remain. Orange blossom, red apple and...

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    Current stock: 23

    $24.00
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  • Sidewood Nearly Naked Sauvignon Blanc 2022 0% Alc

    Sidewood Nearly Naked Sauvignon Blanc 2022 0% Alc

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills
    Farming Sustainably-made

    ALL THE PUNCHY DELICIOUSNESS OF SAUVIGNON BLANC WITH NO ALCOHOL

      "Produced from Sauvignon Blanc grapes from our award-winning Adelaide Hills vineyard. We carefully remove the alcohol, ensuring fresh aromas, vibrant flavours and crunchy mouthful remain. Citrus and nettle aromas are intertwined with delicate...

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    $24.00
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  • Shaw & Smith Sauvignon Blanc 2023

    Shaw & Smith Sauvignon Blanc 2023

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    94 POINTS! - HUON HOOKE, THE REAL REVIEW 2023

      "Pale, water-white colour; pungent intensity of aromas, peppermint lollies, background lemon juice and herbs both fresh and dried. Lively, delicate yet intense palate flavour, great varietal character and finishes clean and dry and long, with...

    Current stock: 9

    $32.00
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  • Lobethal Road Bacchant Chardonnay 2022

    Lobethal Road Bacchant Chardonnay 2022

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills
    Farming Sustainably-made

    HALLIDAY 96 POINTS!

      "Rated a 5 Star Winery and one of James Halliday's Ten Dark Horses in the Halliday Wine Companion 2020, Lobethal Road produces excellent wine from the Adelaide Hills, most notably under their Bacchant label. Their...

    Current stock: 2

    $34.00
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  • Shaw & Smith Half Bottle Mix Pack

    Shaw & Smith Half Bottle Mix Pack

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    A HALF BOTTLE MIX PACK MAKES A GREAT GIFT FOR WHITE WINE LOVERS

      "Shaw & Smith is one of Adelaide Hills biggest success stories. This pack features two of their iconic white wines: one bottle of their M3 Chardonnay 2022 and two bottles of their much-loved Sauvignon Blanc 2021. The M3 Chardonnay is a...

    Current stock: 6

    $70.00
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  • Coates The Reserve Chardonnay 2022

    Coates The Reserve Chardonnay 2022

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    CREAMY, HIGH QUALITY CHARDONNAY WITH STONE FRUIT, TOASTED HAZELNUTS AND NOUGAT AT ITS CORE

      "Elegant aromas showcase citrus fruits in the company of fragrant notes of pineapple and guava; accents of spice and toast add to the complexity. The palate is in the medium-bodied in style, an initial burst of lemon and white peach flavours is...

    Current stock: 3

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  • Murdoch Hill the Rocket Chardonnay 2022

    Murdoch Hill the Rocket Chardonnay 2022

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

    WINE FRONT 96 POINTS!

      "Right up there at the apex of Aus chardonnay these days, it feels. Lots going on here. Brilliant texture too, almost chalky with pucker, bristling with ticklish general minerality, understated in flint, lime, green apple, halva, alpine herbs...

    Current stock: 11

    $86.00
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  • Penley Genevieve Chardonnay 2021

    Penley Genevieve Chardonnay 2021

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    JAMES HALLIDAY 2024 WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR!

      "Aromatically, the wine jumps from the glass, a bounty of stone fruits, toasted nuts and a lick of French oak. White nectarine and grapefruit wrapped in juicy acidity with a touch of smoke from the natural fermentation." - Penley...

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    Current stock: 13

    $26.50
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  • Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2022

    Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2022

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    GOLD! DECANTER WINE AWARDS
    HUON HOOKE 97 POINTS!
    WINE PILOT 97 POINTS!
    ANGUS HUGHSON 96 POINTS!
    ANDREW CAILLARD 96 POINTS!

      "A restrained style of chardonnay with a fresh, fruit-driven bouquet of lemon, nut and nougat aromas, while the palate is intense and piercing, deep, concentrated and powerful, with biscuity overtones and brightly refreshing and quite penetrating...

    Current stock: 3

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  • Small Victories Pinot Gris 2022

    Small Victories Pinot Gris 2022

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    THIS QUALITY PINOT GRIS HAS A COMPLEXITY WHICH BELIES ITS LOW PRICE

      "The 2022 Small Victories Pinot Gris charms with an entrance firmly in the fun-loving and generous spectrum, with gorgeously bright tropical fruit notes of guava and pawpaw, white florals and a mineral-driven pear drop freshness on the nose. On...

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    Current stock: 1

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  • Shaw & Smith M3 Chardonnay 2022

    Shaw & Smith M3 Chardonnay 2022

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    BENCHMARK ADELAIDE HILLS CHARDONNAY - A BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE!

      "The cool ripening conditions produced Chardonnay with intense flavours and excellent balance. Aiming for elegance, restraint and the ability to age, acid is bright and there’s generosity of flavour. Typically it shows white flowers,...

    Current stock: 5

    $56.00
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  • Grosset Pinot Noir 2021

    Grosset Pinot Noir 2021

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

    REAL REVIEW 95 POINTS!

      "Medium-light red-purple, a bright and pretty colour. Very attractive lifted perfume of red cherry, fivespice and dried herbs, the palate intense and light to medium weighted, but long and fine and satisfying through the mouth. A trace of Campari...

    Current stock: 4

    $88.00
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  • XO Wine Co Gamay 2022

    XO Wine Co Gamay 2022

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    WE WERE SO IMPRESSED BY THIS GAMAY - INCREDIBLE VALUE

      Abundant bouquet of bright red fruits and a touch of spice. The palate is generous, full of raspberry and blackcurrant with floral elements also shining. It's bright acidity give sit so much life, very easy to drink.   "Our first foray...

    Current stock: 3

    $30.00
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  • Barratt Uley Vineyard Chardonnay 2021

    Barratt Uley Vineyard Chardonnay 2021

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY FROM THE VINEYARD BESIDE ASHTON HILLS MADE BY EX-PETALUMA WINEMAKER

     Heralding from old vines in Adelaide Hills most premium site, Piccadilly. Everything about this wine screams pedigree: location, vine age and an iconic Australian winemaker. The result is a rich, beautifully crafted Chardonnay. An exciting...

    Current stock: 10

    $36.00
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