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Wine country South Australia
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Wineries in South Australia
For a long time wines of subtle quality and port wines were produced here, but today the best wines are made from Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay in Adelaide Hills.
regions within South Australia
Big RiversCentral Ranges
FleurieuHunter Valley
Limestone CoastLower Murray
Mount Lofty RangesNorthern Rivers
Northern SlopesPeninsulas
South CoastSouthern New South Wales
Western Plains
The first vines were planted outside of Adelaide, Austrialia's largest wine region, in 1838. Shortly after that viniculture was begun in Barossa Valley and Clare Valley, though only with little success. The most important growing areas are in Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, and Coonawarra in Southern Austrialia. The production of bulk wines is mostly concetrated to the Riverland, along the Murray River.

The geographical and geological conditions in this large region are different and reach from limesotne ground to hilly, slate soils in the Barossa area. The climate also offers a wide spectrum. There are cool areas, that remind of the conditions of the Champagne, as well as hot areas, that require artificial irrigation.

Three different wine types can be attached to certain areas. Coonawarra is known for its Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley makes a good Riesling, and Barossa Valley raised Shiraz. Southern Austrialia is known worldwide for its red wines.

Winery (selected) from Wine country South Australia
Waterhouse Range Vineyard
Wirrega Vineyards
Yunbar Estate
Uleybury Wines
Twin Bay

Wine (selected) from Wine country South Australia
Mount Benson Shiraz von Oliverhill Winery
Jimmy Section Shiraz von Oliverhill Winery
Petite Sirah von Oliverhill Winery
Cabernet Sauvignon von Oliverhill Winery
Chateau Dorrien von Chateau Dorrien

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Vineyard Tales -Reflections on Wine

Vineyard Tales -Reflections on Wine
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