Margaret River, Adelaide Hills

Margaret River is the name of a river, town and key wine region. It is one of the younger viticultural regions in Australia, quickly gaining popularity for its world-class wine. Located 280km South of Perth in Western Australia, the first plantings were only made in 1967. The region has grown rapidly and is recognised as one of the great wine-producing regions of the world, with over 200 wineries in operation. Made up of predominantly boutique producers, with a number of big player wineries also, the region makes up only 3% of the Australian wine production, but commands over 20% of the premium wine market. The wineries in the region are vibrant, innovative and progressive in their approach to viticulture.

The Mediterranean style climate provides superior maritime growing conditions, with vines not affected by extreme summer and winter temperatures. The region is well known for producing outstanding red wines; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and to a lesser extent Shiraz, Tempranillo and Malbec. Both straight varietals and famous Bordeaux blends can be outstanding.

In the white wines, Chardonnays of great depth and character, and fresh Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blends are the main varietals the region is famous for. Lesser quantities of Viognier, Riesling and Muscat are also produced.
Famous for their Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir, the viticulture of this region was re-established in 1979 but grapes were planted locally as early as 1839. During the last three decades, Adelaide Hills has emerged as one of Australia’s most exciting cool climate wine region, being known to produce elegant, distinct, sophisticated wines. Located in the Mount Lofty Ranges and only a 30-minute drive from Adelaide, this region is home not only to over 90 wine labels and 48 cellar doors, but also to multiple forests, beef and dairy farms, apple and pear orchards.

Known to be one of the largest geographical wine regions in Australia, the Adelaide Hills are made up of two registered sub-regions: Lenswood and Piccadilly Valley. These narrow band of hills stretch across to be approximately 70 km long and 30 km wide and border Barossa and Eden Valleys to the North and McLaren Vale to the South.

The climate of this region is considerably cooler compared to other wine regions in the summer, due to the altitudes of the vineyards being 400-700 meters high. The cooler drier climate produces grapes with ideal fruit composition, creating the perfect balance of flavour and acidity.
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  1. Mike Press 'Single Vineyard' Chardonnay 2021
    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
  2. Miles From Nowhere Cabernet Merlot 2020
    WINNER; Gold Medal, International Wine Awards 2020 Gold Medal, Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2020 Gold Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2020 Gold Medal, Women's Wine & Spirits Awards 2021 This is a dazzling Cabernet Merlot. Lifted aromas of blackcurrant, mulberry, minty cassis and spice. ... Learn More
  3. Long Way Home Rose 2021
    Previous vintage 2020 was the WINNER; Gold Medal, Adelaide Wine Show 2020 Redcurrant and strawberry leap from the glass, but there is a mineral drive to the palate that is delicious. Hint of strawberry sweetness on the front of the palate but ... Learn More
  4. Miles From Nowhere Sauvignon Blanc 2021
    WINNER; Top Gold & Trophy for Best Sauvignon Blanc Class 05 (Riverina Wine Awards 2020) Gold Medal (Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2020) Gold Medal (International Wine Awards 2020) Gold Medal (China Wine and Spirits Awards 2020) Tropical fruit aromas with hints of melon and lime. There ... Learn More
  5. Zilzie 'Adelaide Hills' Pinot Noir 2021
    The fruit was selected from premium Adelaide Hills vineyards, cool fermented on skins then gently pressed into stainless steel to optimise colour and flavour. ... Learn More
  6. Zilzie 'Adelaide Hills' Pinot Noir 2020
    The fruit was selected from premium Adelaide Hills vineyards, cool fermented on skins then gently pressed into stainless steel to optimise colour and flavour. ... Learn More
  7. Moss Wood Amy's Cabernet Blend 2019 (375Ml)
    The 'Super Second' wine from this world-class producer. A Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Lifted dark fruit aromas of mulberries and blackcurrants, backed by some spicy, white pepper notes from the Malbec and musk-like perfumes ... Learn More
  8. Moss Wood Amy's Cabernet Blend 2018 (375Ml)
    The 'Super Second' wine from this world-class producer. A Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Lifted dark fruit aromas of mulberries and blackcurrants, backed by some spicy, white pepper notes from the Malbec and musk-like perfumes ... Learn More
  9. Syp Double Love Trouble Chardonnay Chapter 4 2019
    This small-batch first release was drawn from the same vineyard as Adelina's Refusal to Lie. It's a wine "for consumption or bathing in," notes Col. It's loaded up with that classic Australian Chardonnay nuts-and-peach, and more than a touch of ... Learn More
  10. Hahndorf Hill Winery 'White Mischief' Gruner Veltliner 2021
    Made in a New World fruit-driven style emphasising a broad range of varietal primary fruits. Hand-picked, chilled for 24 hours in small slotted bins, pressed, free-run fermented separately from the pressings then blended back to provide textural play, left on gross ... Learn More
  11. Hahndorf Hill Winery 'White Mischief' Gruner Veltliner 2019
    Made in a New World fruit-driven style emphasising a broad range of varietal primary fruits. Hand-picked, chilled for 24 hours in small slotted bins, pressed, free-run fermented separately from the pressings then blended back to provide textural play, left on gross ... Learn More
  12. Gemtree Luna de Fresa Tempranillo Rose 2021
    Certified organic and biodynamic Low preservative Vegan friendly Luna de Fresa is everything we love about Rosé; dry, fresh and mouth-watering! ... Learn More
  13. The Lane Block 2 Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris 2021
    Clean, crisp and fresh. A classic cool-climate Pinot Gris displaying lifted guava, honeysuckle and crunchy Nashi pear with a waxy texture and lively citrus finish. From one of the oldest Pinot Gris vineyards in the Adelaide Hills at 450m elevation. ... Learn More
  14. Gemtree Luna de Fresa Tempranillo Rose 2020
    Certified organic and biodynamic Low preservative Vegan friendly Luna de Fresa is everything we love about Rosé; dry, fresh and mouth-watering! ... Learn More
  15. The Lane Block 2 Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris 2020
    Clean, crisp and fresh. A classic cool-climate Pinot Gris displaying lifted guava, honeysuckle and crunchy Nashi pear with a waxy texture and lively citrus finish. From one of the oldest Pinot Gris vineyards in the Adelaide Hills at 450m elevation. ... Learn More
  16. Leeuwin Estate Rose 2021
    Textured and layered palate, with a myriad of dried cranberries, goji berries and pink grapefruit. Delicate spice beneath lead by cinnamon and nutmeg, threaded with gentle acidity and a structured, almost salty finish. ... Learn More
  17. Cullen Dancing In The Sun Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2020
    54% Semillon, 43% Sauvignon Blanc and 3% Verdelho. Fragrant combination of tropical notes with honeydew melon, papaya and some citrus. Fruit driven with green apple, passion fruit and touches of stone fruit. Finishing dry with plenty of citrus notes. ... Learn More
  18. Cullen Dancing In The Sun Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2019
    54% Semillon, 43% Sauvignon Blanc and 3% Verdelho. Fragrant combination of tropical notes with honeydew melon, papaya and some citrus. Fruit driven with green apple, passion fruit and touches of stone fruit. Finishing dry with plenty of citrus notes. ... Learn More
  19. Adelina Eternal Return Arneis 2020
    This is Arneis with attitude! Adelina's Eternal Return is a textural and savoury rendition of this otherwise fairly neutral grape variety, making it a wonderfully versatile wine at the dinner table. White almond, jasmine florals, green pear and lemony citrus ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
  20. Pedestal Sauvignon Blanc 2020
    Passionfruit, lime zest and cut grass with a lively acidity and long finish. ... Learn More
  21. Unico Zelo harvest pinot noir 2018
    Up and Comiong producer. ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
  22. Casa Freschi Ragazzi Pinot Grigio 2020
    26% barrel fermentation (7% mlf) and 8 months on lees has invested the wine with the complexity one might expect from a gris, but not grigio. Regardless, the result is a high quality wine with a smoky, tangy set of flavours finishing with ... Learn More
  23. Sc Pannell Arido Rose 2021
    79% Mourvedre, 12% Grenache Noir and 9% Touriga Nacional. “This vintage saw the opportunity to make an even more versatile style with a greater level of complexity from the inclusion of Mourvedre and Touriga Nacional. A more serious and thought-provoking release.” - Stephen ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
  24. Sc Pannell Sauvignon Blanc 2020
    Expresses the regional and varietal characters of Sauvignon Blanc. Fragrant, complex and aromatic, the nose shows aromas of guava, passionfruit, pink grapefruit and white currant. This is more textural than most Sauvignon Blancs. The palate is balanced, crisp with lightness ... Learn More
  25. Chaffey Bros. Wine Co Tripelpunkt Riesling 2019
    Pale yellow colour, with a lifted fragrance of fresh flowers and whispers of citrus blossoms. It's very young and bright, will live long and reward cellaring, and it is delicious now. The balance is superb. - Huon Hooke Refreshing and ... Learn More
  26. Credaro Kinship Chardonnay 2020
    A fragrant bouquet of white flowers, nectarine and pear with underlying cashew and citrus notes. Lovely toasty oak florals help lift to white flower bouquet. The palate is simply beautiful with stone fruit and fresh citrus flavours and creamy biscuit ... Learn More
  27. Protero Pinots 2020
    The fruit comes from the St Clar vineyard in Maccelsfield, a sub-region in the southern Adelaide Hills mercifully spared the impact of fire and smoke. The wine is pretty, fragrant and lively. Orange blossom leads the charge followed by pear ... Learn More
    Protero Pinots 2020
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    Stuart Knox
  28. Cullen Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2018 (375Ml)
    This wine was produced on a certified Biodynamic, Carbon Neutral and naturally powered estate. Vineyard: 100% Cullen Vineyard. Varieties: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot. Oak: 100% matured in French oak for an average of 17 months, 22% of which were new. Aromas of dark fruits complemented ... Learn More
  29. Domaine Naturaliste Floris Chardonnay 2020
    "Floris is a modern and engaging expression of our local clone into wine. This style is a co-evolution of Modern Australian food and wine culture, which has great emphasis on balance, freshness and hedonistic pleasure. The sustainably farmed vineyard is ... Learn More
  30. Corymbia Chenin Blanc 2020
    Rob and his father, former Australian Test Cricketer Tony “Rocket” Mann, planted the Chenin Blanc vines together on their family property more than 25 years ago. The grapes were harvested by hand and whole bunch-pressed prior to natural fermentation. A portion ... Learn More
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
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    Mike Bennie
  31. Woodlands Wilyabrup Valley Chardonnay 2020
    Remarkably complex and charming for such a modestly priced Margaret River chardy, with creamy lees and refined fruit aromas. - Huon Hooke The little sister to Chloe, Woodlands’ flagship estate-grown chardonnay. This Chardonnay is produced solely from prime established vineyards ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    Huon Hooke
  32. Larry Cherubino Pedestal Vineyard Elevation Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
    Pedestal is named due to the elevation of the Margaret River vineyard initially sourced fruit from to create this wine. Seductive Inky purple. Classic cabernet aroma of blackcurrant. The wine is medium bodied with primary flavours of blackcurrant and bay ... Learn More
  33. Bondar Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2020
    It has perfect balance and a freshness to the white peach, melon and grapefruit flavours. The finish and aftertaste are the high points of a high class wine. - James Halliday Fruit sourced from a single vineyard in Echunga in ... Learn More
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    James Suckling
  34. Leeuwin Estate Prelude Vineyards Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
    Dark concentrated blackcurrants, blueberries and cherries are lifted by lavender and violets. So many layers and features to nose on offer including black cardamom, cocoa, clove, anise, fennel seed and bay leaf. Highly packaged and complete on the nose. A ... Learn More
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
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    Campbell Mattinson
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    Huon Hooke
  35. Atlas Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir 2020
    Very elegant and pale in colour, slight garnet coming through, started on nose a little confectionary but has some great gamey, white florals, clove, white ground pepper, sanguine. A wonderful expression of Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir! High, well balanced acid ... Learn More
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    Mark Faber
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    Jane Faulkner
  36. Thompson Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
    Jane and Peter Thompson purchased the Thompson Estate property in 1994, and the first plantings of chardonnay and pinot were in 1997, followed by the cabernet plantings in 1998. Deep crimson red with a slight purple edge. A complex display of rich chocolate, ... Learn More
  37. S.C. Pannell Riesling 2018
    Steve has always loved Riesling and in a formative moment early in his career in a well know Adelaide bar he was introduced to and subsequently fell hard for a German Riesling made by J.J Prum. You could say ... Learn More
  38. Moss Wood Amy's Cabernet Blend 2020
    A Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Lifted dark fruit aromas of mulberries and blackcurrants, backed by some spicy, white pepper notes from the Malbec and musk-like perfumes from the Petit Verdot; complex cedar and tarry ... Learn More
  39. S.C. Pannell Piccadilly Chardonnay 2018
    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
  40. Cullen Amber Wine 2020
    This Amber wine is a blend of 52% sauvignon blanc and 48% semillon fruit, selected from our certified biodynamic Cullen Vineyard. The vines were planted from 1976-1978, and are grown on Scott Henry and Lyre trellising systems, allowing for healthy fruit to ... Learn More
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