Taste Above Tradition

Discover South Australian Wines for a New Twist on Old Favorites

Australian winemakers embrace our nation’s distinctive terroirs to produce unique styles of classic varieties.  Explore amazing wines from an elegant Cabernet Sauvignon and full-bodied Shiraz to a bright, citrusy Sauvignon Blanc and vibrant, full-flavored Chardonnay; there’s a South Australian wine to suit every palate.

Cabernet Sauvignon

You may think Napa Cabernet Sauvignon is king, but did you know Australian Cabernet is beloved for its rich flavors and incredible ability to get better with age? The Coonawarra and McLaren Vale wine regions are some of the leading Cabernet growing regions in Australia, with passionate producers crafting wines that are truly world-class. 

Coonawarra Cabernets showcase bold, dark and red fruits, and classic flavors of mint, eucalyptus and cassis, while full-flavored, rich Cabernet Sauvignon shines in the McLaren Vale thanks to the cooling influence of ocean breezes.

Sauvignon Blanc 

If warm weather has you reaching for Sancerre or New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, try exploring a vibrant, tropical Sauvignon Blanc from the cool-climate Adelaide Hills.  Want to mix it up? Opening a bottle of Australian Riesling is like cutting into lemons and limes – zesty and refreshing. Clare and Eden Valley Rieslings are bone-dry, fresh and citrusy, and pair beautifully with salads, shellfish and spicy dishes.  

Chardonnay 

For fans of California Chardonnay, find a new favorite with delicious refreshing whites form South Australia’s vibrant and diverse regions. Chardonnay is Australia’s most planted white variety, is grown all over the country and comes in a range of styles. Or try a South Australian Viognier, with styles ranging from delicate and fresh to full-flavored and rich. This native French variety is similar to Chardonnay, but more aromatic, and pairs with a wide range of flavors and dishes.  

Pinot Noir 

Distinctly different and utterly Australian! Fans of classic Pinot Noir regions like Burgundy and the Sonoma Coast will fall in love with silky and elegant Pinot Noir from one of Australia’s premier, cool-climate regions: Adelaide Hills. Looking for something more adventurous? McLaren Vale Grenache is elegant and perfumed, producing lighter but flavorful food-friendly wines with notes of spice.

Shiraz 

If your go-to summer BBQ pairing is a bold red blend from California or a spicy syrah from the Rhone Valley, you will be surprised and delighted by what’s new in Australian Shiraz.  Due to variations in climates, soils and growing conditions, Australia boasts a great diversity of styles. From Barossa and McLaren Vale’s powerful, full-flavored styles to the lighter, elegant Shiraz wines from Adelaide Hills and Eden Valley, there is a dazzling spectrum to be explored from across the country. 

  

Whatever your occasion calls for, find your perfect pairing from South Australia! 

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