Red Wine, Adelaide Hills

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. 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
  2. Unico Zelo harvest pinot noir 2018
    Up and Comiong producer. ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
  3. 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
  4. Sc Pannell 'Adelaide Hills' Syrah 2018
    Sourced from a vineyard in Echunga, 410m above sea level and just down the road from the first vineyard planted in South Australia. Stephen has worked with this vineyard since 2010, and in 2014 won the Jimmy Watson trophy for the ‘13 vintage. ... Learn More
  5. Sc Pannell 'Adelaide Hills' Syrah 2016
    This wine pays homage to the wines of the Northern Rhone regions of Côte Rôtie and St Joseph. Highly perfumed, vibrant and complex with prominent blackforest fruits, tapenade, all spice, terracotta, dark cocoa powder and tamarind. The palate ... Learn More
  6. Karrawatta Estate Dairy Block Shiraz 2017
    Established in 1996. Karrawatta’s Meadows vineyard is one of the highest altitude premium sites in the Adelaide Hills wine region. The yields and vine growth are in natural balance and the vines produce consistent low quantities of super premium fruit ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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    Campbell Mattinson
  7. Murdoch Hill Artisan Series The Phaeton Pinot Noir 2019
    Sourced from the best selection of vineyards in the Piccadilly Valley and Lobethal districts. A driven elegant wine, displaying trademark Adelaide Hills natural acidity and purity. A deeply coloured Phaeton with real clout and flavour, with low yields contributing to ... Learn More
  8. Shaw And Smith Shiraz 2019
    Shaw + Smith Shiraz is a medium bodied cool-climate Shiraz, in which balance is more important than power. From low yielding vines predominantly at Balhannah in the central Adelaide Hills, and from Echunga and Macclesfield to the south. Hand picked and ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
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  9. Sc Pannell Nebbiolo 2016
    Steve Pannell's love for Nebbiolo runs deep. It lead him on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land of Nebbiolo, the famed hills of Barolo in Italy. The eighth release of our Nebbiolo - a blend of five different clones from ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    James Suckling
  10. Shaw And Smith Balhannah Vineyard Shiraz 2018
    From close-planted (5,500 vines/ha) low yielding vines at Shaw + Smith's Balhannah Vineyard, planted in 2005. It has a north-facing aspect and the soils are loam over clay, ironstone, quartzite, and shale. Hand picked and fermented as predominantly whole bunches (70%) and the ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
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    Ned Goodwin MW
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    Campbell Mattinson
  11. Shaw And Smith Balhannah Vineyard Shiraz 2017
    From close-planted (5,500 vines/ha) low yielding vines at Shaw + Smith's Balhannah Vineyard, planted in 2005. It has a north-facing aspect and the soils are loam over clay, ironstone, quartzite, and shale. 2015 was a remarkable vintage. Above average winter rainfall ensured a ... Learn More
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    James Suckling
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    Ned Goodwin MW
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    Campbell Mattinson
  12. Shaw And Smith Lenswood Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019
    The Lenswood Pinot Noir is the top red wine in the esteemed Shaw + Smith stable. From block one in our Lenswood Vineyard. First planted in 1999, it has east and west facing aspects and reaches 500 metres above sea level. The soil ... Learn More
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
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    Gary Walsh
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    Decanter
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    James Suckling
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    Angus Hughson
  13. Murdoch Hill Apollo Pinot Noir 2020
    Sourced from the best selection of vineyards in the Piccadilly Valley and Lobethal districts. A beautifully perfumed Pinot, with scents of wild strawberries and just a little morello cherry, together with some Asian spices and a little complexing charcuterie. The ... Learn More
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    Nick Stock
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    Gourmet Traveller Wine
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    Tony Love
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    Mike Bennie
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