Adelaide Hills wine region

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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'II'
Heat units1150 to 1479[4]
Precipitation (annual average)203–426 mm (8.0–16.8 in)[5]
Size of planted vineyards17,873 ha (44,170 acres)[6]
Grapes produced17,873 t (17,591 long tons; 19,702 short tons)[6]
Varietals producedSauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris[7]
Commentsclimate data - 2004, production - 2014

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.

Extent and appellation[edit]

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][8] The term 'Adelaide Hills' was registered as an AGI on 9 February 1998.[1]

Grapes and wine[edit]

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.[7]

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.[6]

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Citations and references[edit]


  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 24
  5. ^ Davidson, 2004, page 20
  6. ^ a b c PGIBSA, 2014, page 25
  7. ^ a b PGIBSA, 2014, page 27
  8. ^ "Adelaide Hills Wine Region (map)" (PDF). Phylloxera & Grape Industry Board of South Australia (PGIBSA). 26 July 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 March 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2014.


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