Region

South Australia

Where the big, the bold and the beautiful wines live

South Australia is the home to some of the most famous wine regions, best-known wineries and oldest vines in Australia. It’s also the birth place to the iconic big and juicy reds that have put this region on the radar for wine lovers across the globe. There are 18 wine regions in SA and the wines are best described as fruit forward, juicy, bold and generous with ripeness, decadence and richness. Common varieties you will find in SA include Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir.

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Paulmara Estate

Paulmara Estates was established by Paul and Mara Georgiadis in 1999, with the first vines planted by Paul in 1995. All of our fruit is grown in this Georgiadis Estates vineyard.Our first wine, 'Syna' was inspired by our Greek and Californian heritage and shared passion for fine wine. 'Syna' is Greek for 'together' and captures our union of two like minds and hearts.Family is at the centre of everything we do, and the stories behind each of our wines are inspired by our life and those we love.

Barossa Valley, Australia

Australia

Pirathon

Pirathon produces a range of full bodied Shiraz (Syrah) encompassing the great flavour, texture and structure of the north-western Barossa. Pirathon is highly awarded wine brand with many medals and trophies won at wine competitions around the world.Our wines are produced at our state of the art winery located in the picturesque Barossa Valley which is capable of processing 480 tonnes of grapes per year. With our own facilities we can control everything from the vineyard all the way through the winemaking process to produce the best possible wine. We use screw cap closures to improve the consistency of our bottled wine.

Barossa Valley, Australia

Australia

Vintage Longbottom

THE STRENGTH AND LOVE OF FAMILY AND WINE DRIVES THE LONGBOTTOM STORY INTO A NEW ERAKim Longbottom has built her wine business around the core message that family comes first. Twenty years after releasing her first wave of classic red wines with husband Mark from the Limestone Coast’s famed Padthaway region, a new chapter in the Vintage Longbottom story has begun with the arrival of daughter Margo into the company.Their family story continues and now includes the next generation.Margo brings with her a family-instilled passion for wine as well as a vibrant new outlook stemming from her studies in fashion, digital marketing and business.Surrounded by wines and vines all her life, she freely admits she loves the lifestyle that comes with the business as well as the hard work, from getting her hands dirty during vintage to the essential sharing of the admin load and vital new community connections via social media.The wine operation established by Kim and Mark Longbottom, Henry’s Drive Vignerons, paid direct homage to the history of their property where a horse-drawn mail and passenger coach service, run by Henry John Hill, operated in the 19th century.Like the coach drivers of that era, who earned the much-admired respect of locals for their enduring energy and devotion to duty, Kim and Mark became leading family wine producers connected deeply to the Padthaway region in south-east South Australia, now part of the larger zone known as the Limestone Coast.The Longbottoms set up a range of highly regarded wine brands marking the property’s history: Henry’s Drive, The Postmistress, The Scarlet Letter and Morse Code. After Mark’s death in 2008, Kim continued the business with the same commitment and devotion, and with Margo now on board the time came to continue the family story with a fresh start as mother and daughter in new surroundings.

Adelaide Hills, Australia

Australia

Wynns

Since the first vineyards were planted by visionary Scottish pioneer John Riddoch in 1891, Wynns Coonawarra Estate has built a reputation as the Coonawarra region’s pre-eminent wine producer. With the longest-established vineyards in the region, Wynns’ history is deeply intertwined with Coonawarra. Over the past two decades, our vineyards have been meticulously rejuvenated, resulting in wines which capture the true essence of the region.

Coonawarra, Australia

Australia

Hemera Estate

When the sun rises on the Southern Barossa, the Hemera Estate vineyard is one of the first places to feel its warmth. It is for this reason the name Hemera, the goddess of day light, was chosen for our name.Hemera Estate is a Barossa Valley winery based in Lyndoch, South Australia. Our 45-hectare vineyard has been planted for more than 100 years with the original 1912 Grenache block still in operation today. We have added to this over the years and now grow a range of varieties including Tempranillo, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Mataro.Our unique location means we benefit from increased natural light combined with the slightly cooler, wetter conditions of the Southern Barossa. This means our fruit is picked earlier than others in the Valley giving our wines a natural freshness and elegance. Our undulating vineyards also provide a wealth of soil profiles from deep clay loam to broken ironstone over limestone providing an array of wine styles to blend.Our winemaking philosophy is to deliver wines that are true expressions of this land that they come from, offering complexity, finesse and refreshment. In order to achieve this we employ traditional winemaking techniques such as open top fermenters, gentle pressing, judicious fine oak and meticulous attention to detail. Our aim is to let our vineyards speak through the glass rather than ourselves.

Barossa Valley, Australia

Australia

The Standish Wine Company

Dan Standish is a meticulous, intensely focused man dedicated to produce wines that speak firmly and proudly of their soils and home in the Barossa. His label Standish encompasses 4 wines, all of which express Shiraz from different areas of the Barossa and Eden Valley. The wines are defined by their precision, energy, vertical layers of complexity and a tightly focused beam of fruit that drives with a confidence and freshness that stuns.These are some of the most exciting, pristine and forward thinking expressions of Shiraz in Australia and a must have for lovers of the variety.

Barossa Valley, Australia

Australia

Coulter Wines

Coulter Wines are minimal intervention, small batch wines that focus on cleanliness and purity.Working as a winemaker for a large company for a number of years I always had a nagging desire to produce my own wine. After a chance meeting with a mate, who despite having limited access to resources was punching out fantastic small batch vino. This was the inspiration for Coulter Wines. Coulter Wines are wines made in a minimalist intervention/under processed while focusing on cleanliness and purity in the wines. I take it extremely seriously, while at the same time, really enjoying the journey and proud of the wines thus far. I source fruit from premium growers in the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley and Riverland. Fruit is handpicked and crushed same day. The Chardonnay is produced in the classic style. With the reds I maintain emphasis on whole bunch were suitable to add interest. All the reds are basket pressed post ferment and all wines are gravity fed. Limited time in barrel allows all the wines to retain their bright and vibrant fruitfulness. Wines are released within 6 months of production.C4 is an experimental label that will allow a change in variety & region, vintage to vintage and I'm excited about the external interest and personal freedom this label will create.I currently live in the Barossa Valley with my wife and 2 children and consider myself very lucky to be able to combine my career and passion in winemaking. I love everything about wine, making it, sharing it and especially the raw passion it evokes.The best is yet to come.Chris

Adelaide Hills, Australia

Australia

Penfolds Private Collection

Penfolds Barossa Valley Cellar Door is located in the heart of the Barossa Valley – one of Australia’s most renowned wine regions. Built in 1911, this site became the focal point of Penfolds winemaking in the 1970s as more fruit was sourced from the Barossa Valley and its surrounds.Visit Penfolds Barossa Valley Cellar Door and discover the philosophy and spirit behind Australia's greatest wines, just a stone's throw from our Barossa Valley winery where some of our winemakers craft Penfolds wines.

Barossa Valley, Australia

Australia

Purple Hands Wines

When two good mates get together, one the Chief Winemaker with a major winery, the other with a passion for wine – the inevitable had to happen and Purple Hands Wines was created.Craig Stansborough and Mark Slade started Purple Hands in 2006 from humble beginnings. Just over a tonne of hand picked Shiraz was crushed and barrel fermented in Craig’s shed making around 100 dozen. Then came the hard part – finding a name for their new wine brand.Our home vineyard – Stansborough is situated in the Southern Barossa just north west of Williamstown. Literally, a stones throw from the Whispering Wall reservoir.The 32 acre vineyard is planted on perfect Shiraz dirt, friable red clay over limestone. The vineyard plantings include Shiraz, Montepulciano and Aglianico. The southern end of the valley is recognized as the “cooler” end of the valley, with slightly lower temperatures and longer ripening periods to develop flavours.Our mission is to produce fruit driven wines with elegance and texture that reflect the vineyards from which they are sourced.The aim is to make balanced wines so they can be consumed as young wines, but will also become interesting and enjoyable older wines.

Barossa Valley, Australia

Australia

Starrs Reach Vineyard

Blessed with the gift of the mighty Murray River coursing through its boundaries, rich red sandy loam over limestone, long sunny days and starry nights, Starrs Reach Vineyard is a producer of award-winning wine and premium quality wine grapes in Australia's largest wine region, the Riverland. Our family has farmed along the River Murray for six generations, and we enjoy a proud connection to the river and the environment in which we live and work. At Starrs Reach Vineyard, what happens below the ground is equally as important as what happens above the ground. We work with our land using sustainable and innovative practices that enhance biodiversity, optimise soil health and allow our wines to tell the story of the land on which they are grown

Riverland, Australia

Australia

Chris Ringland

I grew up in Auckland, New Zealand and in 1974 as a teenager, decided to have a go at home winemaking after finding an old recipe book. It’s a fascinating process and soon had schoolmates giving me a hand to harvest neighbourhood backyard vines. I was very interested in learning more about the science and history of winemaking and discovered that I could study for an Oenology science degree in Australia. In 1977 I applied to the University of Adelaide and was admitted for the degree in oenology program at Roseworthy Agricultural College in 1979.After graduating in 1982, I returned to New Zealand and worked as a winemaker for several vintages before I decided to travel and gain experience with winemaking in California.I then found myself back in the Barossa Valley working vintage in 1986 and in 1987. During this time Robert O’Callaghan contacted me to offer some work helping with his new venture, Rockford Wines. I worked for Robert over 18 vintages and during this time had the fortuitous opportunity to purchase my own vineyard. I had already established my own little after-hours winemaking project, Three Rivers Shiraz in 1989, utilising parcels of fruit purchased from various growers and in 1995 was able to continue with Shiraz harvested from the 100 year old vines on my Stone Chimney Creek property, high in the Barossa Ranges of Eden Valley. I changed the name from Three Rivers to Chris Ringland Shiraz with the release of the 1998 vintage. Following a string of exceptional reviews, in particular by Robert Parker of The Wine Advocate, my little label developed an international following that continues to the present. On the back of this, I was invited to investigate winemaking collaborations in California, Italy and Spain. Two of my Spanish projects, Bodegas Alto Moncayo and Bodegas El Nido, both established in 2002, have been very successful and continue with my input.My Barossa Valley winemaking projects expanded in 2006 with the establishment of Hoffmann Vineyard, in partnership with 5th generation vigneron Adrian Hoffmann and Ringland Vintners logistics manager Nathan Burley. While we are red wine specialists it isn’t always about Shiraz. Grenache, Mataro, Cabernet and Nebbiolo also play a part in our evolving journey through wine.

Barossa Valley, Australia

Australia

Craft vs Science

Craft vs Science Boutique Wines is a premium small batch winery founded by Stuart Bloomfield in the Barossa Valley. ​ "It has always been my dream to make premium quality wines that I am passionate about for wine enthusiasts to really savour with friends, family or loved ones."These delicious wines are meticulously hand crafted from our family's vineyards, with the vision to be shared around the dining table with family and friends. Our philosophy: In the winemaking industry there is often a divide between people in their approach or philosophy to making wine. Some are very traditional and artistic in their practices, who are either continuing with methods that have been passed down to them, that they have learnt first-hand or are using a creative flare to push boundaries. While there are others who view modern technology, science and analytics as crucial to making their wines. While both sides can make good wine, we believe a combination of the Craft aspects of winemaking and viticulture along with the Science and modern technology can make something truly special.​​

Barossa Valley, Australia