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Adelaide Hills wine region

Adelaide Hills is an Australian geographical indication for wine made from grapes grown in a specific area of the Adelaide Hills east of Adelaide in South Australia.

Adelaide Hills
Wine region
Piccadilly Valley.JPG
Piccadilly Valley, south of the Mount Lofty Ranges in the Adelaide Hills
TypeAustralian geographical indication (AGI)
Year established1998[1]
Years of wine industrySince 1830s[2]
Part ofMount Lofty Ranges zone[1]
Sub-regionsLenswood, Piccadilly Valley[3]
Climate region'I'[4]
Heat units1150 to 1479[5]
Precipitation (annual average)203–426 mm (8.0–16.8 in)[6]
Size of planted vineyards17,873 ha (44,170 acres)[7]
Grapes produced17,873 t (17,591 long tons; 19,702 short tons)[7]
Varietals producedSauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris[8]
Commentsclimate data - 2004, production - 2014

Extent and appellationEdit

The Adelaide Hills wine region covers an area extending along the Mount Lofty Ranges from near Mount Pleasant in the north to Mount Compass at its southern extent.[1][9] The term ‘Adelaide Hills’ was registered as an AGI on 9 February 1998.[1]

Grapes and wineEdit

As of 2014, the most common plantings in the Adelaide Hills wine region within a total planted area of 17,873 ha (44,170 acres) was reported as being Sauvignon Blanc (36.5%) followed by Chardonnay (19.3%), Pinot Noir (14%) and Pinot Gris (5.8%). Alternatively, red wine varietals account for 32.7% of plantings while white wines varietals account for 67.3% of plantings.[8]

The 2014 vintage is reported as consisting of 5,836 tonnes (5,744 long tons; 6,433 short tons) red grapes crushed valued at A$8,196,142 and 12,037 tonnes (11,847 long tons; 13,269 short tons) white grapes crushed valued at $14,777,631.[7]

See alsoEdit

Citations and referencesEdit


  1. ^ a b c d "Adelaide Hills". Register of Protected GIs and Other Terms. Wine Australia. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  2. ^ Davidson, 2004, page 6
  3. ^ Halliday, 2012, pages 52-53
  4. ^ Davidson, 2004, page 23
  5. ^ Davidson, 2004, page 24
  6. ^ Davidson, 2004, page 20
  7. ^ a b c PGIBSA, 2014, page 25
  8. ^ a b PGIBSA, 2014, page 27
  9. ^ "Adelaide Hills Wine Region (map)" (PDF). Phylloxera & Grape Industry Board of South Australia (PGIBSA). 26 July 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2014.


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