The Padthaway wine region extends from Naracoorte in a north westerly direction along the Riddoch Highway passing through Padthaway for a distance of about 62 kilometres (39 mi) and ceasing when the Riddoch Highway turns north towards Bordertown. The term ‘Padthaway’ was registered as an AGI on 29 November 1999.
As of 2014, the most common plantings in the Padthaway wine region within a total planted area of 4,052 hectares (10,010 acres) was reported as being Shiraz (7001302000000000000♠30.2%) followed by Chardonnay (7001244000000000000♠24.4%), Cabernet Sauvignon (7001221000000000000♠22.1%) and Riesling (7000470000000000000♠4.7%). Alternatively, red wine varietals account for 7001624000000000000♠62.4%of plantings while white wines varietals account for 7001376000000000000♠37.6%of plantings. The total 2014 vintage is reported as consisting of 14,928 tonnes (14,692 long tons; 16,455 short tons) of crushed red grapes valued at A$12,413,533 and 12,757 tonnes (12,556 long tons; 14,062 short tons) of crushed white grapes valued at A$8,310,841. As of 2014, the region is reported as having eight wineries and as of 2008, it had 31 growers.