Chardonnay, South Australia

Chardonnay is planted in almost every region in the world and makes a wide variety of wine styles from light-bodied, crisp and unoaked through to full-bodied, complex barrel matured versions. Chardonnay is an adaptable variety and can be grown in cool regions as well as warm areas. It is a productive, early budding and early ripening variety.

Chardonnay first came to Australia in the 1920s but didn’t find popularity until the 1970s. Grown all across the country the cool climate versions (like found in the Yarra Valley and Tasmania) tend to be lighter in body with higher acidity and more subtle flavours. Warm climate versions (found in Margaret River, Hunter Valley and the Adelaide Hills) tend to be more full-bodied with richer, riper fruit and bolder flavours.
If you like Australian wine, then you probably like South Australia wine. The rich reds produced there put Australia on the wine-making map of the world. With over 40% of the countries vineyards, South Australia can rightfully call itself the wine state.

Wines are produced in several regions throughout the state, though many are naturally grouped together, like Barossa and Eden Valleys, only 15 minutes apart. They include such regions as Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Eden Valley, Coonawarra, Adelaide Hills, Kangaroo Island, Langhorne Creek, McLaren Vale and Wrattonbully to name but a few!

Barossa Valley boasts some of the oldest vines in Australia dating back to 1843 and produces some of the world's finest Shiraz, whilst the 'terra rossa' soils of Coonawarra is most suited to producing outstanding Cabernet Sauvignons. If you're a fan of Riesling, Clare Valley is a great place to explore and for a Maritime climate not dissimilar to parts of the Italian coastline, seek out the wines from McLaren Vale.
View as Grid List

24 Items

per page
Set Descending Direction
Shop By
  1. Thorn Clarke 'Sandpiper' Chardonnay 2019
    Grapefruit and lemon zest on the nose with green apple notes. The palate shows citrus and hints of tropical fruit. Subtle oak adds complexity and creamy notes to the palate. A wine of good flavour and balance, and excellent value! ... Learn More
  2. Mike Press 'Single Vineyard' Chardonnay 2018
    A lovely fresh, fruit-forward unoaked Chardonnay. The nose shows aromas of grapefruit, melons, apples and nectarines, with some grassy notes. Refreshing and crisp with nice complexity and minerality. The grapes are harvested early morning when the temperature is cool. Then ... Learn More
  3. MIKE PRESS 'SINGLE VINEYARD' CHARDONNAY 2017
    A lovely fresh, fruit-forward unoaked Chardonnay. The nose shows aromas of grapefruit, melons, apples and nectarines, with some grassy notes. Refreshing and crisp with nice complexity and minerality. The grapes are harvested early morning when the temperature is cool. Then ... Learn More
    Out of stock
  4. Elephant In The Room Chardonnay 2020
    Pale yellow in colour with a restrained nose of stone fruit and white peach, struck match and notes of creamy oak. The palate is bold and upfront with a burst of peach, guava and melon flavours and a rich and ... Learn More
  5. Road To Enlightenment Chardonnay 2019
    A ripe nose of stone fruits and lemon peel, with subtle cinnamon, nuts and toast aromas. The wine is ripe yet super-fresh and mouth-filling. An excellent accompaniment to richer or creamier dishes as well being wonderful on it’s own. ... Learn More
  6. Elephant In The Room Chardonnay 2019
    Pale yellow in colour with a restrained nose of stone fruit and white peach, struck match and notes of creamy oak. The palate is bold and upfront with a burst of peach, guava and melon flavours and a rich and ... Learn More
  7. Road To Enlightenment Chardonnay 2018
    A ripe nose of stone fruits and lemon peel, with subtle cinnamon, nuts and toast aromas. The wine is ripe yet super-fresh and mouth-filling. An excellent accompaniment to richer or creamier dishes as well being wonderful on it’s own. ... Learn More
    Out of stock
  8. Elephant In The Room Chardonnay 2018
    Pale yellow in colour with a restrained nose of stone fruit and white peach, struck match and notes of creamy oak. The palate is bold and upfront with a burst of peach, guava and melon flavours and a rich and ... Learn More
    Out of stock
  9. Secret Deal Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2018
    The 2018 Chardonnay reveals a supple core of white stone fruit and citrus blossom overlaid with tempered edges of minerality. On the palate bright varietal fruit is guided to the finish with nuances of French oak and crisp acidity. The Chardonnay ... Learn More
    pts
    Sam Kim
    Out of stock
  10. The Lane Block 1A Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2019
    "This is the finest value Chardonnay I have tasted in the last 12 months, not just from Australia, but from anywhere on earth" - Matthew Jukes The Lane Vineyard Block Series show true varietal character and the influence of the terroir ... Learn More
  11. The Lane Block 1A Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2018
    "This is the finest value Chardonnay I have tasted in the last 12 months, not just from Australia, but from anywhere on earth" - Matthew Jukes The Lane Vineyard Block Series show true varietal character and the influence of the terroir ... Learn More
    pts
    Gary Walsh
    Out of stock
  12. Fox Gordon 'Empress' Chardonnay 2016
    The Empress is an opulent wine that displays nectarine stone fruit and blood orange flavours, coupled with creaminess on the palate which makes this a versatile wine. ... Learn More
  13. Atlas Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2019
    VINEYARD The fruit for this wine was grown at the Hill Smith Vineyard at Woodside in the Adelaide Hills. The vines at this east-facing vineyard grow in alluvial loam, limestone, shale and quartz, at an altitude of around 400m. WINEMAKING ... Learn More
  14. Mountadam 'High Eden' Chardonnay 2017
    Made using traditional methods; a blend of the exclusive multi-clonal resources available on the estate. Lightly Golden colour, with classic Chardonnay fruit aromas of peach, nectarine and ripe figs. Typical of Mountadam Chardonnay there are flavors of grilled nuts with ... Learn More
    pts
    Ned Goodwin MW
  15. Sc Pannell Piccadilly Chardonnay 2017
    Chardonnay is Steve Pannell’s favourite white grape and for him it is all about the complexity and the reductive notes achieved through natural fermentation, the use of very large French oak and settling on lees in tank for three ... Learn More
    pts
    Gary Walsh
    pts
    James Halliday
    Out of stock
  16. Shaw & Smith 'M3' Chardonnay 2019
    M3 is at the forefront of the ongoing refinement and evolution of Australian Chardonnay. We aim for elegance, restraint, and the capacity to age in bottle. Aromas of white flowers, grapefruit, and white peach. A note of brioche adds complexity. ... Learn More
    pts
    Ray Jordan
    pts
    Toni Paterson MW
  17. ONLINE CHRISTMAS PARTY PACK 2020 V2

    During the lead up to Christmas 2020, we're aware that things won't quite be the same as they have been in previous years (let's be honest- what isn't different this year!). Many restaurants and bars have tight restrictions on the ... Learn More

    Out of stock
  18. CHRISTMAS GIFT PACK $79

    A mix of 3 great value and delicious wines that will be the perfect gift to get any Christmas party started! Showcasing wines from some of the best wine regions in the world, this is sure to make any true ... Learn More

    Out of stock
  19. Shaw And Smith Lenswood Vineyard Chardonnay 2018
    The Lenswood Chardonnay is the top white wine in the esteemed Shaw + Smith stable. Sourced from their higher-altitude single vineyard in the Lenswood sub-region of the Adelaide Hills, this wine presents a more focused and linear style of Chardonnay than ... Learn More
    pts
    James Halliday
    pts
    Ned Goodwin MW
    pts
    Decanter
  20. Tapanappa Tiers Chardonnay 2018
    The Tapanappa Tiers Chardonnay is “a pure expression of the unique Tiers Vineyard terroir.” ... Learn More
    Out of stock
  21. ONLINE TASTING PACK - OLD WORLD V NEW WORLD THURSDAY 18TH FEB 6:30PM AEDT

    The ultimate debate in wine, Old World  V New World. Two Master of Wines' going head to head on arguably the most controversial subject in wine, we have Alistair Cooper MW in the corner for the Old World ... Learn More

    pts
    James Halliday's Wine Companion
    pts
    Mark Faber
    pts
    Huon Hooke
  22. CHRISTMAS GIFT PACK $119

    A mix of 3 great value and delicious wines that will be the perfect gift to get any Christmas party started! Showcasing wines from some of the best wine regions in the world, this is sure to make any true ... Learn More

    Out of stock
  23. ONLINE CHRISTMAS PARTY PACK 2020 V1

    During the lead up to Christmas 2020, we're aware that things won't quite be the same as they have been in previous years (let's be honest- what isn't different this year!). Many restaurants and bars have tight restrictions on the ... Learn More

    pts
    Sam Kim
    pts
    Guide Bettane et Desseauve
    pts
    Joe Czerwinski
    pts
    Ray Jordan
    pts
    Toni Paterson MW
    Out of stock
  24. CHRISTMAS DINNER DOZEN

    We've got the perfect Christmas dinner dozen for the big day! 6 wines to match with all the types of food you usually have for Christmas Day!

    • Champagne for arrival drinks and oysters
    • Aged Semillon ... Learn More
    Out of stock
View as Grid List

24 Items

per page
Set Descending Direction