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

  • 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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  • Adelina Nebbiolo 2016

    Adelina Nebbiolo 2016

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    "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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  • Ashton Hills Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir 2019

    Ashton Hills Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    MORE RESTRAINT AND SAVOURY STRUCTURE THAN PREVIOUS VINTAGES. A TERRIFIC RELEASE FROM ASHTON HILLS AGAIN! "For this wine, winemaker Stephen George has always been happy to venture outside his own Estate’s boundaries and explore other sites in the...

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  • Bondar Wines Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2018

    Bondar Wines Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2018

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    James Halliday 97 Points! "A complex wine, but there's no suggestion of its fruit being compromised by winemaker's thumbprints. It has perfect balance and a freshness to the white peach, melon and grapefruit flavours. The finish and aftertaste are the...

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  • Casa Freschi Ragazzi Chardonnay 2018

    Casa Freschi Ragazzi Chardonnay 2018

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    "Wine with soul" - Casa Freschi   "100% single vineyard located amongst the highest (560m-580m altitude), steepest and coolest slopes near Mt Lofty in the Adelaide Hills.The high annual rainfall of 42 inches (1050mm) allows the vineyard to be dry...

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  • DAOSA Natural Reserve N.V.

    DAOSA Natural Reserve N.V.

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    "Enter the new sparkling wine from Xavier Bizot and Lucy Croser. While I’m not sure about the ‘Natural Reserve’ tagline – it feels more like a stab at the natural wine movement than anything else – this is really clever bubbles. Disgorged April 18,...

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  • Deviation Road Loftia Brut 2016

    Deviation Road Loftia Brut 2016

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    "Loftia is famously crisp and zesty, the perfect aperitif style sparkling wine.Aromas of lemon zest on the nose precede the creamy mousse and citrus finish.baked apple ·  fresh citrus zest · oyster shell minerality · citrus finish" - Deviation Road  

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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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  • Guthrie Mondo Project Sauvignon Blanc 2018

    Guthrie Mondo Project Sauvignon Blanc 2018

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills

    A great example of a barrel fermented Sauvignon Blanc. Fruit is from a single vineyard site in Adelaide Hills. After picking/ pressing 70% is fermented with wild yeast in barrel. This creates a great depth of flavour and texture, as well as eliminating...

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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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  • Harvest by Unico Zelo Blanc de Blancs 2020

    Harvest by Unico Zelo Blanc de Blancs 2020

    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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  • 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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