Pull up a stool in South Australia and sample the sweet labour of vintages past. Almost all of South Australia is 'wine country' and it's our culture to celebrate the rich history of world class wine making. From McLaren Vale, Barossa and Clare Valley wine, the production of wine in all 18 South Australian regions is closely linked to our social calendar. After all, Adelaide is the official Great Wine Capital of Australia. Every month in 2021 rejoice in a particular moment in (wine) time at one of our celebratory festivals; Crush Festival marks the beginning of vintage, Winter Reds Festival is a communal blessing of Syrah, Grenache and all other crimson grape choices and Chardonnay May pays homage to the king of white grapes. For more wine events check out our guide to What's On in South Australia.
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Celebrate 2021 with these WINE EVENTS
Celebrate the year of wine at one of South Australia's many events surrounded by rolling vineyards, the smell of oak, the sounds of live music and the taste of terroir.
South Australia's Wine Legends
From Barossa legends Penfolds and Jacobs Creek, to Adelaide Hills heavy hitters Bird In Hand, all of your favourite wine labels are born from the fertile soils of South Australia.
South Australia's Wine touring experiences
Unearth South Australia's cellar doors and wineries on one of the best wine tours in Adelaide. From luxury wine touring to helicopter wine tours, winery bus tours and vineyard tours, discover the Adelaide Hills, Barossa, Clare Valley, McLaren Vale and beyond.
Celebrate 2021 in these Wine Regions
From hillside vineyards growing world-famous cool climate whites in the Adelaide Hills to the lower fertile country of Connawarra's terra rossa, or the lush flood plains of Langhorne Creek and Mediterranean climate of McLaren Vale, discover South Australia's wine regions.
McLaren Vale Wine
Just a 45-minute drive south of Adelaide, Mclaren Vale boasts more than 80 wineries on the doorstep of the Fleurieu Peninsula’s stunning coastline and sandy beaches.
The Barossa is home to more than 150 wineries, 6th generation winemakers and the world's oldest, continuously producing Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro, Cabernet Sauvignon and Semillon vines.
Adelaide Hills Wine
The verdant valleys and changing seasons of the Adelaide Hills yield some of the world's most sought-after cool climate wines including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.
Clare Valley Wine
Five-star wineries are scattered throughout the Clare Valley; its signature wine, Riesling, is among the world’s best. More than 50 cellar doors between the towns of Auburn and Clare, along a stunning 40km corridor.
The Coonawarra is South Australia's red centre and produces world renowned Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Explore more than 20 cellar doors including Brand's Laira, Penley Estate and Wynn's Estate.
Eden Valley Wine
Flanked by the Barossa and Adelaide Hills, Eden Valley is a boutique wine region where hillsides are contoured with vineyards and a handful of cellar doors sit nestled in the valleys.
Langhorne Creek Wine
Home to the oldest recorded Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the world and fifth-generation winemaking families, the fertile flood plains of Langhorne Creek produce some of South Australia's most premium wine grapes.
With vines stretching from the sprawling banks of the Murray River to the edges of the outback, the Riverland is the largest grape growing region in South Australia, home to Banrock Station, Angove Family Winemakers and Salena Estate.