ADELAIDE HILLS (SOUTH AUSTRALIA)

Adelaide is the hub of the largest wine growing region in Australia. Located in the Mount Lofty Ranges, east of Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills wine region is the one of the oldest wine-growing areas in Australia. It is one of the most diverse wine region in terms of vibrant cool climate, soil, altitude and topography. Vines cling to steep rocky hillsides shrouded in fog. In the Adelaide Hills region, generally the ripening season is dry. Along with the colder temperatures, grapes ripen slowly ventilated by cool breezes resulting in concentrated wines. The region’s coolest areas are suitable to grow Chardonnay and Pinot Noir varieties and produce renowned sparkling wines. In warmer areas Riesling, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris are noteworthy.

CLARE VALLEY (SOUTH AUSTRALIA)

This rustic region is northernmost wine region in South Australia and recognised as Geographical Indication (GI) region. Clare Valley's is known as the center of great Australian Riesling, a wine that is with depth, flinty, citrusy with a dose of minerals, crisp natural acidity and an ability to age for up to 20 years. Clare Valley's red wines based on Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon are also highly regarded. The high daily temperature variation ensures deep color and heavy concentration of flavors. Some of these wines compete with the best in Australia.

EDEN VALLEY (SOUTH AUSTRALIA)

One of Australia's oldest wine regions. Eden Valley is located immediately north of Adelaide. An officially recognised as Geographical Indication (GI) region, Eden Valley is a region with a cooler climate within the Barossa zone of South Australia. The rolling hills of the Barossa Ranges, provide the vineyards with an altitude that has a strong influence on the wine style. Best vineyards are located on moderate slopes that are exposed to sunlight thus making cultivation conditions in the region much cooler. This results as a longer growing season which gives Eden Valley wines their noteworthy flavor concentration. Eden Valley's signature varieties are, in whites Riesling and in reds Shiraz. The other important grape varieties grown here are Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The Valley also produces Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Eden Valley competes with Clare Valley in producing the premium Australian Riesling based white wines.

MCLAREN VALE (SOUTH AUSTRALIA)

McLaren Vale is just south of Adelaide. Nestled between the Mount Lofty Ranges and white sandy beaches, the Vale's fertile rolling hills and vineyards produce some of Australia's top reds, primarily from varieties such as intensely flavoured Shiraz and Grenache together with Merlot, Tempranillo and Mourvèdre. The best wines come from very old vines. The region's wines tend toward a rich, silky style with lots of bright fruit flavor. As the climate varies according to closeness to the cooling influence of the nearby ocean, different varieties do well in different locations. Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc dominate McLaren Vale's white grape varieties. Commited to environmental sustainability, the region is under GI (Geographical Indication) status.

SOUTH-EASTERN AUSTRALIA

South-Eastern Australia is the entire southeastern third of Australia, encompassing all of the state of Victoria and parts of South Australia and New South Wales… It is very significant Australian wine region outside Western Australia. Rainforest, mountain ranges, scrubland, desert and dried-up riverbeds occupy majority of the land in the South Eastern Australia zone. The GI (Geographical Indication) covers the states of New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania and also the southeastern halves of both Queensland and South Australia. Australia's larger producers have been known to create the ‘South Eastern Australia’ wine on the label. Most South-Eastern Australian wines are made from the widely known ‘vinifera’ grape varieties, often referred to as Old World or European grapes, particularly those which already have an established reputation. Chardonnay, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc are ingredients of a ‘South Eastern Australia’ white wine; the reds generally consist of Merlot, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.

MARGARET RIVER (WESTERN AUSTRALIA)

This far-western region, south of Perth, is a popular wine destination in a rugged natural setting. Its vineyards are cooled by breezes off the Indian Ocean. Geographically isolated and spectacular, Margaret River’s ideal climate, good soil and maritime environment produce consistently superior vintage and has been recognised in recent years for its of powerful yet elegant Cabernet. Also famous for its white wines, especially its Chardonnay and Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blends: a versatile blend that has been responsible for putting the Margaret River region on the map. These are crisp, dry wines, their herbal, grassy tones are more pronounced.