Adelaide Plains Wine Region

Adelaide plains is a hot dry region despite its proximity to the sea. It lies just to the north of the city of Adelaide, and abuts the Barossa Valley to the east.

The topography of this region is flat which is very suitable for large scale, low cost viticulture. Warm dry summers necessitate irrigation but the risk of fungal diseases is very low. One suspects that much of the production here is vinified elsewhere and sold under the generic tag of South East Australia.

There are however some vineyards and wineries that stand out from this picture, many of those involved have Italian heritage and a leaning towards Italian varieties.

Joe Grillo of Primo Estate started in this region where he made a name for himself with La Biondina Colombard. Nowadays Primo Estate is located in McLaren Vale.

Wineries and Alternative Varieties in the Adelaide Plains Wine Region

Ceravolo Premium Wines Barbera, Cortese, Dolcetto, Picolit, Pinot gris, Petit verdot, Sangiovese, Zinfandel | Diloreto Wines Grenache, Mourvedre | Dominic Versace Wines Grenache, Moscato, Sangiovese | Farosa Estate Mourvedre | Gawler River Grove Grenache | Old Plains Grenache | Tenafeate Creek Wines Grenache, Nebbiolo, Petit verdot, Sangiovese, Tempranillo | Virgara Wines Alicante Bouschet, Grenache, Malbec, Moscato, Sangiovese | Wilkie Estate Verdelho

Are you planning a wine trip to this region?

The Adelaide Plains Wine Region is easily visited from Adelaide as the vineyards start in the outer suburbs of the city. Or you can combine a visit to these wineries if you are organising a wine tour of the Barossa Valley or the Clare Valley.

Please add a comment if you know of any wineries or varieties I have missed.

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