🇦🇺 SOUTH AUSTRALIA State


SOUTH AUSTRALIA IS  Zones7     GI.- 23     @Adelaide

  • WHITE= Chardonnay 12%, Riesling 3%, Sauvignon Blanc 3%, Assyritiko, Chenin Blanc, Fiano, Semillon, Vermentino, Viognier
  • RED= Shiraz 36%, Cabernet Sauvignon 24%, Merlot 5%, Pinot Noir 2%, Grenache 2%, Alfrocheiro, Lambrusco Maestri, Malbec, Montepulciano, Mataro AKA=Mourvèdre, Nebbiolo, Nero d’Avola, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Tannat, Tempranillo, Tourigan Nacional, Zinfandel, Zweigelt

GEOGRAPHY Australia(South-Central), REGION-South AustraliaState

  • BORDERS-New South WalesState(East), VictoriState(South-East)
  • Sub-Zones- BarossaZone, Far NorthZone, FleurieuZone, Limestone CoastZone, Lower MurrayZone, Mount Lofty RangesZone, The PeninsulasZone
  • GI.’s- Adelaide Hills GI., Adelaide Plains GI., Barossa Valley GI., Clare Valley GI., Coonawarra GI., Currency Creek GI., Eden Valley GI., High Eden GI., Kangaroo Island GI., Langhorne Creek GI., Lenswood GI., Left Peninsula GI., McLaren Vale GI., Mount Benson GI., Mount Gambier GI., Padthaway GI., Piccadilly Valley GI., Right Peninsula GI., Riverland GI., Robe GI., Southern Fleureu GI., Southern Fliners GI., Wrattonbully GI.
  • South Eastern Australia- Adelaide, Victoria, New South Wales

TOPOGRAPHY Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly

SOILS Metamorphic, Sedimentary

  • Limestone, Loamy Gray-Brown Sand, Clay, Rocky, Subsoils of Gravel

CLIMATE Continental With Mediterranean Influences/ Micro Climates

  • *Summers– Hot, Dry  With Cool Nights   |    *Winters– Cold, Wet

VITICULTURE 65,000 ha. Planted



FAR NORTH Zone   GI.- 1     @Port Pine

  • WHITE=   |   RED= **Refer to GI.’s For Grape Variety Information.
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, South AustraliaState(North)
    • Covers the Entire Area of South Australia North of Latitude of 33° South.
    • Sub-Zones– Southern Flingers GI.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly”

SOUTHERN FLINERS GI.     @Port Pine, Victor Harbor

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Pinot Gri, Sauvignon Blanc, Savagnin, Viognier
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Shiraz, Tempranillo
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-South Australia, ZONE-Far North,  LATITUDE: 33° S
    • (GI. Laps)Mount Lofty RangesZone
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling”, SLOPES/ Flinders Ranges, +Alt. 20mt.- 715mt.
    • On~Coast/ Spencer~Gulf~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Clay Loams, Sand
  • CLIMATE- Cool
  • VITICULTURE-haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Allusion, Bundaleer, Carickalinga Creek, Lady Bay, Minho, Moun Trafford, Springton, Whale Coast

The PENINSULAS Zone   GI.- 2     @Port Lincoln

  • WHITE=   |   RED= 
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-South Australia, ZONE-The Peninsulas, Non-Contiguous(2)
    • Sub-Zones(Un-Official) Left Peninsula GI., Right Peninsula GI.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Clay Loams, Sand
  • CLIMATE-  Maritime
  • VITICULTURE-haPlanted

LEFT PENINSULA GI. (Un-Official)     @Cowell, Tumby Bay, Port Lincoln

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Pinot Gri
  • RED= Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-South Australia, ZONE-The Peninsulas(West), LATITUDE: ° S
    • @Hw.#B90/ #B91/ #B100
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling, ON PENINSULA/ Left
  • VITICULTURE-haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers-

RIGHT PENINSULA GI. (Un-Official)     @Kadine

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Pinot Gri
  • RED= Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-South Australia, ZONE-The Peninsulas(East), LATITUDE: °S
    • @Hw.#B85
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling, On Peninsula
  • VITICULTURE-haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers-

Adelaide Super-Zone

  • (Mount Lofty RangesZone, BarossaZone, FleurieuZone)

MOUNT LOFTY RANGES Zone   GI.’s- 5      @Stirling

  • WHITE=    |   RED= **Refer to GI.’s For Grape Variety Information.
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-South Australia, ZONE-Mount Lofty Ranges
    • BORDERS-Lower MurrayZone(East)
    • Sub-Zones Adelaide Hills GI., Adelaide Plains GI., Clare Valley GI., Lenswood GI., Piccadilly Valley GI.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ Mount Lofty Ranges, +Alt. ?
    •  **Refer to CLIMATE/ Altitudes For Additional Information.

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CLARE VALLEY GI.      @Clair, Auburn

  • WHITE= Assyritiko, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Fiano, Riesling, Vermentino
  • RED= Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Malbec, Merlot, Montepulciano, Nero d’Avola, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Touriga, Zinfandel
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-South Australia, ZONE-Mount Lofty Ranges, LATITUDE: 33.5° S
    • North of Adelaide-City(90km.) @Hw.#B82
    • CITIES-Auburn, Clair, Leasingham, Penwortham, Watervale
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Clare)
    • SLOPES/ Mount Lofty Ranges, +Alt. 400mt.- 600mt.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Slate, Terra Rossa Over Limestone
  • CLIMATE- Continental With Mediterranean Influences/ Micro Climates
    • *Summers– Warm, Hot    |    *Winters– Cold, Wet
  • VITICULTURE- 4,540 haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Adelina, Atlas, Black Stump, Eldredge, Grosset Wines, Jim Barry, Kilikanoon, Kirrihill, Koerner, Leo Buring, Leasingham, Mount Horrocks, Pauletts, Riposte, Wakefield/ Taylors, Wendouree Cellars
    • Vineyards- Armagh, Florita, Gullyview, Lodge Hill, Polish Hill, Rockwall, Springvale(6ha.)
  • CULTURE-
    • WINNER Worlds Best~ Claire Valley
      • DtheV.com Awards- Top Australia Wine Region (6th. Place)
      • **Refer to WINE CULTURE/ Derek’s Top 6 List For Detailed Information.
  • SUB-ZONES Of CLARE VALLEY
    • POLISH HILL RIVER
    • WATERVALE DISTRICT
    • SKILLOGALEE
    • SEVENHILLS

ADELAIDE PLAINS GI.     @Two Wells

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Colombard, Mocato
  • RED= Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cortese, Dolcetto, Montepulciano, Nebiolo, Petit Vedot, Sangiovese, Shiraz, Tempranillo, Zinfandel
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-South Australia, ZONE-Mount Lofty Ranges,  @Hw.#A1
    • BORDERS-Adelaide(South), BarossaZone(East)
  • TOPOGRAPHY “Flat/ Rolling”, On~Coast/ Gulf~St. Vincent~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Red-Brown Loamy Sands, Limestone
  • CLIMATE- Continental
  • VITICULTURE- 590 haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Ceravolo, Dominic Versace, Old Plains, Penfolds/ Magill, Primo, Tenafeate Creek, Virgara
  • CULTURE-

ADELAIDE HILLS GI.      @Basket Range

  • WHITE= Albarino, Arneis, Chardonnay, Fiano, Grillo, Gruner Veltliner, Pinot Gri, Riesling, Roussanne, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
  • RED= Blaufrankisch, Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon, Dolcetto, Lambrusco Maestri, Malbec, Mencia, Merlot, Montepulciano, Nebbiolo, Nero d’Avola, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Shiraz, Tannat, Tempranillo, Zweigelt
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-South Australia, ZONE-Mount Lofty Ranges,  @Hw.#A1
    • BORDERS-Adelaide(West), BarossaZone(North), Multi-Appellation
    • CITIES-Gumeracha, Kuitpo, Macciesfield, Medows, Mt. Barker
    • Sub-Zones– Gumeracha, Lenswood GI., Piccadilly Valley GI.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- “Hilly, SLOPES/ Mount Lofty Ranges, +Alt. 300mt.(Min.)- 550mt.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Grey-Brown Loam, Sand, Granite
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean, Cool, Rain
  • VITICULTURE- 3,440 haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Adelina, Amadio, Arrivo, Artwine, Ashton Hills, Bird In Hand, Charlotte Dalton, Daosa, Deviation Road, Geoff Hardy, Hahndorf Hill, Lane, Lobethal Road, Lucy Margaux(Nat.Pro.), Murdoch Hill, Ochoa Barrels, Other Wine Co., Paracombe, Parish Hill, Petaluma’s Croser, La Prova, RockBar, S.C. Pannell, Shaw & Smith, Sidewood, Stobbrook Wines(Nat.Pro.), Ten Miles East, Terre a Terre, Tomich, Vinteloper, Wirra Wirra, Wolf Blass
    • Vineyards- Balhannah, Echunga, Mappinga Road
  • CULTURE- ~Basket Range~
    • A Small Enclave Surrounded by Hills 20km. East of Adelaide City. Traditionally a Community of Apple and Cherry Farmer the Recent Focus Has Been On Progressing the  Natural/ Low-Intervention Wines Culture.
      • Estates/ Producers- Basket Range Wines, BK Wines, Taras Ochata, James Erskine, Van Klopper
    • PIONEERS~ ~Max SchubertAustralia, Started Pensfold Grange Wine Brand In 1940’s.
    • PIONEERS~ ~Brian CroserAdelaide Hills, Dedicated to Improving Australia Wines.
  • PICCADILLY VALLEY GI.     @Summertown
    • WHITE= Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
    • RED= Merlot, Nero d’Avola, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, Shiraz
    • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-South Australia, ZONE-Mount Lofty Ranges, In Adelaide Hills GI.
      • BORDERS-Lenwood GI.(North-East), @Hw.#A1,  BETWEEN-Ashton & Bridgwater
    • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Piccadilly), SLOPES/ ? , +Alt. 400mt.- 600mt.
    • VITICULTURE-   ?  haPlanted
    • VINICULTURE- Sparkling
      • Estates/ Producers- Ashton Hills, BK Wines, Daosa, Grosset, Neo Wines, Petaluma, Tapanappa, Whisson Lake, Wolf Blass
      • Vineyards- Ashton Hills“Estate”, Tiers
  • LENSWOOD GI.     @Lenswood
    • WHITE= Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc
    • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Shiraz
    • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-South Australia, ZONE-Mount Lofty Ranges, In Adelaide Hills GI.
      • BORDERS-Piccadilly Valley GI.(South-West)
    • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Loam With Clay Sub-Soil
    • CLIMATE- Mediterranean
    • VITICULTURE- ? haPlanted
      • Estates/ Producers- Anderson Hill, Geoff Weaver, Gestalt, Henschke, Shaw & Smith, Vintelope

BAROSSA Zone    GI’s3      @Gawier

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon, Viognier
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Shiraz
  • GEOGRAPHY Australia, STATE-South Australia, ZONE-Mount Lofty Ranges(Central), @Hw.#A32
    • BORDERS-Adelaide Plains GI.(West), Adelaide Hills GI.(South),  LATITUDE: 34° S
    • Sub-Zones- Barossa Valley GI., Eden Valley GI., High Eden GI.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ Barossa Range
    • On~Jacaob’s~Creek/ North/ South Para~River~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Loams, Clay, Limestone Bedrock, Granite, Schist
  • CLIMATE- Continental,  With MediterraneanInfluence
    • *Summers– Hot, Dry   |    *Winters– Wet Cold
  • VITICULTURE- CHALLENGES–  Phomopsis Viticola AKA=Die Back/ Eutypa
  • CULTURE-
    • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Wine and Grape~
      • Mission~ Responsible For Promoting the Barossa Brand. It Serves as the Representative Body For Communicating the Barossa Vision Through Highlighting Its People and Places.
    • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Barossa Old Vine Charter~ Instituted to Register and Quantified Vineyards by Age So That Older Vines Could Be Preserved, Retained and Promoted.
      • Barossa Old Vine- 35+ Years
      • Barossa Survivor Vines- 70+ Years
      • Barossa Centenarian Vines- 100+ Years
      • Barossa Ancestor Vines- 125+ Years
    • PIONEERS~ ~German Settlers~ Prussian Lutherans Fleeing Religious Persecution.

BAROSSA VALLEY GI.     @Lyndock

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon, Viognier
  • RED= Shiraz 29%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15%, Garnacha 13%, Alfrocheiro, Mataro AKA=Mourvedre, Sangiovese
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-South Australia, ZONE-Barossa(North-West)
    • BORDERS-Eden Valley GI.(South-East)
    • CITIES-Angason, Greennack, Lyndoch, Nuriootpa, Tanuna, Williamstown
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Terraces/ Valley(Barossa)
    • SLOPES/ Barossa Range, +Alt. 100mt.- 300mt., On~North~Para~River~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Loam(Red-Yellow Brown), Clay(Red), Sand
  • CLIMATE- Continental,  With MediterraneanInfluence
    • *Summers– Hot, Dry   |    *Winters– Wet Cold
  • VITICULTURE- 10,350 haPlanted,  +Irrigation,  No Phylloxera
    • Vine Training– Basket Pruned Bush Vines
    • CHALLENGES– Drought, Phomopsis Viticola AKA=Die Back/ Eutypa
  • VINICULUTRE- Sparkling
    • Estates/ Producers- Artisans of Barossa, Bethany, Blaxland, Burge Charles Melton, Creed, David Franz, Dutchke, Elderton(Produces…The Command), Fox in the Hen House, Gatt, Glaetzer, Grant Burge, Greenock Creek, Hayes, Hemera, Heritage, Jacobs Creek(Pernod Ricard, John Duval, Kaesler, Kalleske, Kellermeister, Kies, Langmeil, Jenke, Orlando, Penfolds(Produces…Grange), Peter Lehmann, Quattro Mano, Redheads, Rockford, Richmond Grove, Rolf Binder, Seppeltsfield, Standish Wine Co.(2ha.), St. Hllett, Tanunda, Torbreck(Produces…Runrig/ Laird), Tscharke, Tin Shed, Turkey Flat, Two Hands, Vino Lokal, The Willows, Wolf Blass
    • Vineyards- Black 42(Planted 1880), Cirillo(Planted 1850), Command(Planted 1894), Domain Day, Eden Springs, Freedom(Planted 1843), Kalimna(Planted 1888), Laird, Light Pass, Old Garden Vineyard(1853), Tanunda Hill(320ha.), Tricentenary(Planted 1889)
  • CULTUREOld Vine Viticulture/ Viniculture
    • PIONEERS~ ~Peter Lehmann~ Founding Member of the Barons of the Barossa and a legend of Australian Wine.
      • ~Max Schubert~ Barossa, 1940’sWinemaker and Creator of Penfolds.
      • ~John Duval~ Barossa, Winemaker at Penfolds 29 Years, Now Old Own Label.
    • WINNER Worlds Best~ Barossa Valley
      • DtheV.com Awards Top Australia Wine Region (1st. Place)
      • **Refer to WINE CULTURE/ Derek’s Top 6 List For Detailed Information.
  • SUB-ZONES Of BAROSSA VALLEY
    • NORTHERN BAROSSA VALLEY
    • ROWLAND FLAT
    • BAROSSA FOOTHILLS
    • WESTERN RIDGE
    • SOUTHERN BAROSSA VALLEY

EDEN VALLEY GI.     @Springton

  • WHITE= Riesling 25%, Chardonnay, Semillon, viognier
  • RED= Basardo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mataro, Shiraz
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-South Australia, ZONE-Barossa(South-East), LATITUDE: 34.5° S
    • BORDERS-Barossa Valley GI.(North-West)
  • TOPOGRAPHYRolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Eden)
    • SLOPES/ Barossa Range, +Alt. 400mt.- 600mt.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Gravel, Sandy Loam, Clay Loam, Gravel
  • CLIMATE- Continental,  With MediterraneanInfluence
    • *Summers– Hot, Dry   |    *Winters– Wet Cold
  • VITICULTURE- 2,250 ha. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers- Dandelion, Henschke, Hill-Smith, Irvine, Leo Buring, Mesh, Mountadam, Pewsey Vale, Poonawatta, Thorn-Clarke, Yalumba
    • Vineyards- Hill of Grace(Planted 1860/ 4ha.), Mt. Edelstone(Planted 1912/ 16ha.)
  • HIGH EDEN GI.     @Eden Valley
    • WHITE= Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Riesling
    • RED= ?
    • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-South Australia, ZONE-Barossa(South)
      • In Eden Valley GI.(West-Interior)
    • TOPOGRAPHY- RolllingOn~Tanunda~Creek~, SLOPES/ ?, Alt. 55mt.
    • VITICULTURE-  ?  haPlanted
      • Estates/ Producers- Mountadam
      • Vineyards- Marble Hill
    • CULTURE– PIONEERS~ ~David Wynn~

FLEURIEU Zone  GI.’s- 5      @Milang

  • WHITE=   |   RED= **Refer to GI.’s For Grape Variety Information.
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-South Australia, ZONE-Fleurieu, LATITUDE: 34°S
    • Sub-Zones- Currency Creek GI., Kangaroo Island GI., Langhourne Creek GI., McLaren Vale GI., Southern Fleurieu GI.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly, On~Onkaparinga~River~
  • CLIMATE- Maritime With Continental Influence
  • VITICULTURE-  ?  haPlanted
    • ADVANTAGE+WIND, Little Disease Pressure, Phylloxera Free

McLAREN VALE GI.     @Noarlunga

  • WHITE= Chardonnay 4%, Arneis, Chenin Blanc, Fiano, Picpoul, Roussanne, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Vermentino, Viognier
  • RED= Shiraz 51%, Cabernet Sauvignon 18%, Grenache 8%, Aglianico, Barbera, Bastardo, Carignan, Cinsault, Graciano, Mencia, Merlot, Montepulciano, Mataro AKA=Mourvèdre, Nero d’Avola, Sagrantino, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Touriga National
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-South Australia, ZONE-Fleurieu, LATITUDE: 34° S
    • BORDERS-Southern Fleurieu GI.(South), South of Adelaide-City(   km.)
    • BETWEEN-Mt. Lofty Ranges & Gulf of Vincent
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ Mt. Lofty Ranges(Willunga Hills/ Escarpment)
    • +Alt. 50mt. – 300mt., On Fault-Line
    • On~Coast/ Gulf~St. Vincent~/On~Onkaparinga~River~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Red-Brown Loams
    • Sandy Soils From Ancient Sand Dune, 100% Silica, Formed Inland Rather Than In Oceanic Influence.
  • CLIMATE- Maritime With MediterraneanContinental Influence
  • VITICULTURE- 7,300haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Alpha Box & Dice(Nat.Pro.), Angove, Aphelion, D’Arenberg, Bekkers, Bondar, Brash Higgins, Claredon Hills, Coriole, Davey(140ha.), Gemtree, Hardy, Hither & Yon, Kangarills, Kay Brothers, Maxwell, Mr. Riggs, Oliver’s Taranga, Paxton, SC Pannell, Shingleback, Toby Bekkers, Yangarra, Wirra, Wirra, Yetti & Kokonut
    • Vineyards- Amery, Black Swan Lake, Beautiful View, Blewitt Springs, Clarendon, Derelict, Fugazi, The Gate, Gateway, High Sands, Martins, MCC Lennon, Mt. Savagnin, Peter Creek, Piebald Gully, Sands of Time, She’s Electric, Warboys
  • CULTURE-
    • WINNER Worlds Best~ McLaren Vale
      • DtheV.com Awards- Top Australia Wine Region (4th. Place)
      • **Refer to WINE CULTURE/ Derek’s Top 6 List For Detailed Information.
    • ~Etymology~ Named After John McLaren the European Who First Surveyed the Area In 1839.

SOUTHERN FLEUREU GI.     @Victor Harbor

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Shiraz 25%, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-South Australia, ZONE-Fleurieu, LATITUDE: 34°S
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly, On~Coast/ Gulf of St. Vincent/ Southern~Ocean~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Sand, Loam, Limestone
  • VITICULTURE- 440 haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers-

CURRENCY CREEK GI.     @Currency Creek

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Roussanne, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
  • RED= Shiraz 45%, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-South Australia, ZONE-Fleurieu
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling”, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt. 50mt.- 70mt.
    • On~Coast/ Murray~River/ Lake~Alexandrina~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Sand, Clay
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean With Maritime Influence
  • VITICULTURE- 430 haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Angus Wines, Ballast Stone, Currency Creek, Salomon, Two Dragon, Vasarelli

LANGHORNE CREEK GI.     @Langhorne Creek

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Grunner Veltliner, Verdelho, Vermentino
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Durif, Malbec, Merlot, Montepulciano, Shiraz, Zinfandel
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-South Australia, ZONE-Fleurieu
    • South-East of Adelaide-City(150km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling”, On~Angela’s/ Bremer~Rivers~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic Sedimentary, Alluvial Sand, Loams
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean, INFLUENCED/ Lake Alexandria
  • VITICULTURE- 5,000 haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Beach Roads, Bremerton, Cleggett, Gipsie Jack, Heartland, Metala, Old Mill, Rusticana, Wolf Blass, Zontes Footsteps
    • Vineyards- Stonyfell(Planted 1890)

KANGAROO ISLAND GI.     @

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Shiraz
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-South Australia, ZONE-Fleurieu, LATITUDE: 35.5° S
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling, Island, On-Southern-Ocean~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Red-Brown Sands, Limestone
  • CLIMATE- Maritime
  • VITICULTURE- 80 haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Cape d’Estaing, Hazyblur, Islander Estate, Lashmar, Rookery, Woolybud, Williams, Springs Road

LOWER MURRAY Zone     GI.s- 1     @Renmark

  • WHITE=   RED=  **Refer to GI.’s For Grape Variety Information.
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-South Australia(South), ZONE-Lower Murray, LATITUDE: 34° S
    • BORDERS-Limestone Coast Zone(South),  Sub-Zones-Riverland GI.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly”

RIVERLAND GI.     @Renmark

  • WHITE= Arneis, Chardonnay, Vermentino, Zibibbo
  • RED= Alfrocheiro, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Nero d’Avola, Petit Verdot, Shiraz
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-South Australia, ZONE-Lower Murray, LATITUDE: 34° S
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling, On~Murray~River~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Sandy Loam, Clay
  • CLIMATE- Continental*Summers– Hot/ Dry, +Irrigation Needed
  • VITICULTURE- 20,250 haPlanted,  Botrytis, +USED/ Bulk-Wine
    • Estates/ Producers- Angoves, Berri, Banrock Station, Delinquente, Kingston, Oxford Landing, Runamok, Salena


LIMESTONE COAST Zone   GI.s- 6     @Naracorte

  • WHITE=   |   RED=  **Refer to GI.’s For Grape Variety Information.
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-South Australia(South), ZONE-Limestone Coast,  LATITUDE: 36.7° S
    • BORDERS-Lower Murray Zone(North)
    • GI.’s- Coonawarra GI., Mount Benson GI., Mount Gambier GI., Padthaway GI., Robe GI., Wrattonbully GI.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly, On~Coast/ Southern~Ocean~

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MOUNT BENSON GI.     @Kingston South East(Near/ South)

  • WHITE= Chardonnay
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-South Australia, ZONE-Limestone Coast(South Coast)
    • BORDERS-Robe GI.(South)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling”, On~Coast/ Southern~Ocean~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary Terra Rossa
  • CLIMATE- Maritime Cool, INFLUENCE/ Southern Ocean/ Cape Jaffa
  • VITICULTURE-  ? haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Black Wattle, Cape Jaffa, Holme, M. Chapoutier, Norfolk

ROBE GI.      @Robe

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-South Australia, ZONE-Limestone Coast(South), LATITUDE: 37° S
    • BORDERS-Mount Benson GI.(North-West)
  • TOPOGRAPHYFlat/ Rolling, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt. 50mt.- 150mt.
    • On~Coast/ Southern~Ocean/ Lakes~George/ Eliza/ St. Clair~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Terra Rossa, Sandy Loam, Limestone Sub-Soil
  • CLIMATE- Maritime,  *Summers– Warm   |   *Winters– Cold, Wet
  • VITICULTURE- 710 haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers-

PADTHAWAY GI.     @Padthaway

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Riesling, Shiraz
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-South Australia, ZONE-Limestone Coast, North of Wrattonbully GI.
    • @Hw.#A65, (50km. Long & 8km. Wide)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Terra Rosa
  • CLIMATE- Maritime, Cool
  • VITICULTURE-  ?  haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Farmer’s Leap, Henry’s Drive, Jip Jip Rocks, Piller Box, Seppelt

WRATTONBULLY GI.     @Naracoorte

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
  • RED= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-South Australia, ZONE-Limestone Coast(East), South of Padthaway
    • BORDERS-Coonawarra GI.(South)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt. 70mt.- 90mt.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Terra Rosa with Limestone Sub-Soil
  • CLIMATE- Maritime, Cool
  • VITICULTURE-   ? haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Nolan, Smith & Hooper, Tapanappa Whalebone, Tidswell
    • Vineyards- Kippamurra

COONAWARRA GI.       @Penola

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-South Australia, ZONE-Limestone Coast(East), LATITUDE: 37° S
    • BORDERS-Wrattonbully GI.(North)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling, SLOPES/ ?,  +Alt. 80mt.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Terra Rossa(Red Clay), Limestone
    • Cigar-Shaped Strip of Land(25km. Long by 3/4km. Wide) of Terra Rossa Soil Over Limestone.
    • Terra Rossa is Type of Red Clay Produced by the Weathering of Limestone Over Thousands of Years and Colored by Iron Oxide.
  • CLIMATE- Maritime With Mediterranean Influence
  • VITICULTURE- 5,440 ha.Planted
    • Estates/ Producers- Balnaves, Bowen Estate, Geoff Merrill, Majella, Parker, Highbank, Whistle Post, Wingara, Wynn’s Estate, Yalumba
    • Vineyards- McCrae, Menzies
  • CULTURE- ~Etymology~ Coonawarra is Aboriginal Word Meaning…Honeysuckle.
    • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Coonawarra Vignerons~  ~Coonawarra Grape Growers~
    • PIONEERS~John Riddick~  1890, First to Plant Vines In Coonawarra.

MOUNT GAMBIER GI.     @Mount Gambier

  • WHITE= Sauvignon Blanc 31%, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Semillon, Viognier
  • RED= Pinot Noir 25%, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-South Australia, ZONE-Limestone Coast(South) @Hw.#A1
    • BORDERS-Coonawarra GI.(North), On~Coast/ Southern Ocean~(South), Western VictoriaZone/ Henty GI.(East), LATITUDE: 37.77° S
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling, SLOPES/ Mount Gambier, +Alt. 63mt.- 140mt.
    • On~Coast/ Southern~Ocean~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary, Terra Rossa, Limestone
  • CLIMATE- Maritime
  • VITICULTURE- 242 haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Caroline Hills
  • CULTURE– 2010 GI. Officially Established
    • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Mount Gambier Winegrowers~


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