Adelaide Hills wine region

Adelaide Hills
Lying just to the east of the great city of Adelaide, this is the highest and coolest wine region within South Australia.  It’s so cool-climate that Sauvignon Blanc is the main grape, closely followed by Chardonnay.  Pinot Noir is the main red variety, although most of it finds its way into fine bottle-fermented sparkling wine, along with much of the Chardonnay.
 
Except in the far north, the region boundary follows the 400m contour line, with most vineyards between 450m and 550m.  Misty days, cold nights and spring frosts are common.  The lower, dryer and hotter far north is the only part of the region where red wines dominate, and is especially noted for its Shiraz.
 

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