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

  • 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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    $80.00
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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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    $42.00
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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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    $24.00
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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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    $50.00
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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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    $15.00
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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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    $15.00
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