🇦🇺 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%, Lambrusco Maestri, Malbec, Montepulciano, Mataro AKA=Mourvèdre, Nero d’Avola, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese,  Tempranillo, Touriga, Zinfandel

GEOGRAPHY Australia(South-Central), REGION-South Australia ‘State

  • BORDERS: New South Wales“State”(East), Victoria“State”(South-East)
  • Sub-Zones-  Barossa ‘Zone‘, Far North ‘Zone‘, Fleurieu ‘Zone‘, Limestone Coast ‘Zone‘, Lower Murray ‘Zone‘, Mount Lofty Ranges ‘Zone‘, The Peninsulas  ‘Zone
  • 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 Australia “State”(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 Ranges ‘Zone
  • 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
  • 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 Ranges“Zone”, Barossa“Zone”, Fleurieu”Zone”)

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 Murray “Zone”(East)
    • Sub-Zones-  Adelaide Hills GI., Adelaide Plains GI., Clare Valley GI., Lenswood GI., Piccadilly Valley GI.
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly”, SLOPES/ Mount Lofty Ranges
    •  **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
    • Sub-Zones-  Polish Hill, Skillogalee, Sevenhills
    • CITIES: Auburn, Clair, Leasingham, Penwortham, Watervale
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Clare)”
    • SLOPES/ Mount Lofty Ranges, +Alt.400 mt.-600 mt.
  • 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

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), Barossa “Zone”(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, Grunner Veltliner, Pinot Gri, Sauvignon Blanc,
  • RED= Blaufrankisch, Cabernet Franc, Dolcetto, Lambrusco Maestri, Merlot, Nebbiolo, Nero d’Avola, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Tannat, Tempranillo, Zweigelt
  • GEOGRAPHY– Australia, STATE-South Australia, ZONE-Mount Lofty Ranges,  @Hw.#A1
    • BORDERS: Adelaide(West), Barossa“Zone”(North), “Multi-Appellation”
    • 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, Daosa, Deviation Road, Geoff Hardy, Lane, Lobethal Road, Lucy Margaux(Nat.Pro.), Ochoa Barrels, Petaluma’s Croser, La Prova, RockBar, Shaw & Smith, Sidewood, Stobbrook Wines(Nat.Pro.), Ten Miles East, Terre a Terre, Tomich, Vinteloper, Wirra Wirra, Wolf Blass
    • Vineyards– Balhannah, Echunga
  • 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– ~Brian Croser~Adelaide Hills“, Dedicated to Improving Australia Wine.
    • PIONEERS– ~Max Schubert~ “Australia“, Started Pensfold Grange Wine Brand In 1940’s.
  • PICCADILLY VALLEY GI.     @Summertown
    • WHITE= Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
    • RED= Merlot, Nero d’Avola, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir
    • 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
    • VINICULTURESparkling
      • Estates/ Producers– Daosa, Grosset, Neo Wines, Petaluma, Tapanappa, Whisson Lake, Wolf Blass
      • Vineyards– Tiers
  • LENSWOOD GI.     @Lenswood
    • WHITE= Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc
    • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir
    • 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– 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
  • 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 Religioius Persecution.

BAROSSA VALLEY GI.     @Lyndock

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon
  • RED= Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Mataro AKA=Mourvedre, Sangiovese
  • GEOGRAPHY– Australia, STATE-South Australia, ZONE-Barossa(North-West)
    • BORDERS: Eden Valley GI.(South-East)
    • SOUTHERN BAROSSA VALLEY
    • ROWLAND FLAT
    • BAROSSA FOOTHILLS
    • NORTHERN BAROSSA VALLEY
    • WESTERN RIDGE
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Terraces/ Valley(Barossa)”
    • SLOPES/ Barossa Range, +Alt.100 mt.-300 mt.
  • SOILS=Metamorphic“, “Sedimentary, Loam(Red-Yellow Brown), Clay(Red), Sand
  • VITICULTURE– 10,350 haPlanted,   +Irrigation,  No Phylloxera
    • Vine Training– Basket Pruned Bush Vines
    • CHALLENGES–  Phomopsis Viticola AKA=Die Back/ Eutypa
  • VINICULUTRESparkling
    • Estates/ Producers– Blaxland, Elderton(Produces…The Command), Fox in the Hen House, Glaetzer, Grant Burge, Jacobs Creek, John Duval, Kalleske, Langmeil, Orlando, Penfolds(Produces…Grange), Peter Lehmann, Rolf Binder, Seppeltsfield, Torbreck(Produces…Runrig/ Laird), Two Hands, Wolf Blass
    • Vineyards– Black 42(Planted 1880), Cirillo(Planted 1850), Command(Planted 1894), Kalimna(Planted 1888), Freedom(Planted 1843), 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

EDEN VALLEY GI.     @Springton

  • WHITE= Riesling 25%, Chardonnay, Semillon
  • 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)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Eden)”
    • SLOPES/ Barossa Range, +Alt.400mt.-600mt.
  • SOILS= Metamorphic“, “Sedimentary, Gravel, Sandy Loam, Clay Loam, Gravel
  • CLIMATE= Mediterranean
  • 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– “Rollling”, On~Tanunda~Creek~, SLOPES/ ?, Alt.55 mt.
    • 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~
  • CLIMATEMaritime With Continental Influence
  • VITICULTURE–  ?  haPlanted
    • ADVANTAGE+WIND, Little Disease Pressure, Phylloxera Free

McLAREN VALE GI.     @Noarlunga

  • WHITE= Arneis, Chardonnay, Fiano, Roussanne, SavagninSemillon, Viognier
  • RED= Shiraz 45%, Cabernet Sauvignon 18%, Grenache 15%, Aglianico, Barbera, Carignan, Graciano, Mencia, Merlot, Montepulciano, Mourvedre, Nero d’Avola, Sagrantino, 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.?
    • On Fault-Line, On~Coast/ Gulf~St. Vincent~
  • SOILS= Metamorphic“, “Sedimentary, Red-Brown Loams
    • Sandy Soils From Ancient Sand Dune, 100% Silica, Formed Inland Rather Than In Oceanic Influence
  • CLIMATEMaritime WithContinental Influence
  • VITICULTURE– 6,600haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers– Alpha Box & Dice(Nat.Pro.), Angove, D’Arenberg, Claredon Hills, Coriole, Davey(140ha.), Hardy, Kangarills, Maxwell, Oliver’s Taranga, Paxton, Shingleback, Toby Bekkers, Yangarra Estate, Yetti & Kokonut
    • Vineyards– Amery, Black Swan Lake, Clarendon, Derelict, Fugazi, The Gate, High Sands, Mt. Savagnin, Sands of Time, She’s Electric, Warboys

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
  • CLIMATEMediterranean 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(150 km.)
  • 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
  • CLIMATEMaritime
  • 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= 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)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt.50 mt.-150 mt.
    • On~Coast/ Southern~Ocean/ Lakes~George/ Eliza/ St. Clair~
  • SOILS= Metamorphic“, “Sedimentary”, Terra Rossa, Sandy Loam, Limestone Sub-Soil
  • CLIMATE= Maritime,   Summer– Warm   |   Winter– 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, (50 km. Long & 8 km. 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.70 mt.-90 mt.
  • 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
  • CLIMATEMaritime With Mediterranean Influence
  • VITICULTURE– 5,440 ha.Planted
    • Estates/ Producers– Balnaves, Bowen Estate, Geoff Merrill, Majella, Parker, Highbank, Wingara, Wynn’s Estate, Yalumba
    • Vineyards– 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 Victoria“Zone”/ Henty GI.(East)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”, SLOPES/ Mount Gambier, +Alt.63mt.-140mt.
    • On~Coast/ Southern~Ocean~
  • SOILS= Metamorphic“, “Sedimentary, Terra Rossa
  • CLIMATE=Maritime
  • VITICULTURE– 222 haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers– Caroline Hills
  • CULTURE  ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Mount Gambier Winegrowers~


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