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

  • 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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    Current stock: 20

    $55.00
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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...

    Current stock: 11

    $40.00
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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    

    Current stock: 11

    $70.00
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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 in the background. It has...

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