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

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  • Murdoch Hill Estate Chardonnay 2021

    Murdoch Hill Estate Chardonnay 2021

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

    WINE FRONT 93 POINTS! JAMES SUCKLING 93 POINTS!

      "It’s flinty and fresh, minerally and waxy and chalky, bolstered on rails of lemon-limey acidity following the crunch of green apple and this underlying hazelnut nuttiness through the whole thing. It feels pretty darn serious, actually, and...

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  • Shaw & Smith M3 Chardonnay 2021

    Shaw & Smith M3 Chardonnay 2021

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    WINE FRONT 95 POINTS!

      "Its impeccable self. Flavours of pear and quartz, nectarine and cedar, a gentle floral element, a subtle lactose note. It feels powerful, taut and refined at once. This is not a smack-you-in-the-eyes chardonnay and yet its quality and intensity...

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  • Sven Joschke La Justina Chardonnay 2021

    Sven Joschke La Justina Chardonnay 2021

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    A 'NATURAL WINE' THAT IS CLEAN AND VIBRANT AND TASTES LIKE A CHARDONNAY SHOULD!

      "Ross resurrected this once diabolical Norton Summit site into the beauty she is today. High elevation and a suitably placed Gully down to Morialta Gorge continually keep disease pressure to a minimum allowing Ross to only spray on the odd...

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  • Grosset Pinot Noir 2020

    Grosset Pinot Noir 2020

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

    LIVELY, COMPLEX AND FINE PINOT NOIR FROM THE MASTERY OF GROSSET

      "Red cherry, raspberry, spicy creamy vanilla oak, a little floral, with a pleasant amaro twang. Medium-bodied, succulent red fruits, a subtle smokiness, fresh acidity and fine emery tannin, with a some orange zest and a slightly drying/soapy...

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  • Grosset Piccadilly Chardonnay 2020

    Grosset Piccadilly Chardonnay 2020

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

    THIS IS A MINERAL, FOCUSED AND REFINED WINE FROM GROSSET

      "Enticing, delicate honeydew and nectarine esters are followed by white peach and cashew: Palate is intense, focused, multi-layered, lingering, and linear. Finish is crisp and vibrant." - Grosset    

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  • Murdoch Hill Estate Pinot Noir 2021

    Murdoch Hill Estate Pinot Noir 2021

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

    VIBRANT AND FRUIT FORWARD - QUINTESSENTIAL ADELAIDE HILLS PINOT NOIR

      "A regional selection of premium vineyards produce this vibrant style of Pinot Noir with classic strawberry and cherry fruits. A small percentage of whole bunch fermentation provides spice and structure to this joyful wine." - Murdoch...

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  • Murdoch Hill the Phaeton Pinot Noir 2020

    Murdoch Hill the Phaeton Pinot Noir 2020

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

    JAMES HALLIDAY 95 POINTS!

      "From 2 sites in the Piccadilly Valley, wild fermented with 35% whole bunches. Matured for 9 months with 10% new barrels in the mix. All the woody herbal and spice elements of the region and variety, with a unique nub of lifted fragrance and...

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  • Riposte by Tim Knappstein The Dagger Pinot Noir 2021

    Riposte by Tim Knappstein The Dagger Pinot Noir 2021

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    SAM KIM 93 POINTS!

      "Beautifully styled and elegantly expressed, the perfumed bouquet shows dark cherry, dried herb, cumin and almond characters with a touch of dark mushroom nuance. It's silky-smooth and flowing in the mouth offering lovely fruit purity combined...

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  • Shaw & Smith Half Bottle Mix Pack

    Shaw & Smith Half Bottle Mix Pack

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    SHAW + SMITH'S CURATED GIFT BOX IS A GREAT WAY TO EXPLORE CURRENT AND BACK VINTAGE WINES!

    This stunning gift box gives an insight into some of the best wines from this cult Australian producer. Think one of the most iconic Australian Sauvignon Blancs, a premium Chardonnay and award-winning vintage of their Shiraz. This gift includes...

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  • Shaw & Smith Shiraz 2019

    Shaw & Smith Shiraz 2019

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    DECANTER 98 POINTS! HUON HOOKE 95 POINTS!

      "Leaner, finer and taut, it marks a big stride ahead from previous vintages. This vision of cool- climate shiraz marks a new age of measured sophistication." - Decanter   "Bright, deep purple colour with a fresh, fragrant, floral...

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    Current stock: 12

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  • Hahndorf Hill Rose 2021

    Hahndorf Hill Rose 2021

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills
    Farming Sustainably-made

    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
    Farming Sustainably-made

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 in the background. It has...

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  • Mike Press Shiraz 2018

    Mike Press Shiraz 2018

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    EVERYONE'S FAVOURITE BARGAIN SHIRAZ! UNBELIEVABLE GOOD FOR PRICE

       "From a Lobethal, Adelaide Hills vineyard planted in 1998 with 100-year-old cuttings from a Springton vineyard, our Shiraz has developed a loyal following of customers and along the way has collected trophies and medals. The...

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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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  • Slow Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2017

    Slow Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2017

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    CRISP AND DELICIOUS

      "Relax, slow down and take the time to enjoy this wines produced from carefully selected vineyards in South Australia. This is a wonderfully crisp, racy and delicious Sauvignon Blanc." - Slow Wines  

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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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  • 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...

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    Current stock: 13

    $58.00
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