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South Australia for Wine Lovers

  |   By Jen O'Brien

With more than 200 cellar doors with in an hour’s drive from Adelaide, the area surrounding South Australia's capital city has become on known as the Napa Valley of Australia. Just a quick jaunt from the city centre, Adelaide Hills is a cool climate region known for its chardonnay, pinot noir, riesling and sauvignon blanc. South of Adelaide, McLaren Vale has more than 60 cellar doors and the region’s warm climate means it produces great shiraz, grenache, cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay. To the northeast of Adelaide you’ll find probably the most well known South Australian wine region, the Barossa Valley, which is stands alongside Bordeaux and Tuscany for its world-class grapes and winemakers. In the Barossa you’ll come across names like Penfolds, Yalumba and Wolf Blass alongside impressive newcomers like Yelland & Papps, who are quickly making a name for themselves. Travel further north still and you’ll find the Clare Valley, one of Australia’s oldest wine regions best known for its rieslings. For an unparalleled introduction to these regions book a day trip with a bespoke wine tour operator like Rich + Lingering or Barossa Daimler tours.

Learn more about these tours and some our favourite South Australian wine tasting experiences by browsing through the slides below.

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This article was originally published on Jan 09, 2013
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