Adelaide Hills Wine Region: www.adelaidehillswine.com.au
Barossa Wine and Tourism Association:www.winebarossa.com
Clare Valley Winemakers:www.southaustralia.com/ClareValley.aspx
Currency Creek Wine Region Association:www.currencycreekwineregion.com.au
Langhorne Creek Wine Industry Counci:lwww.langhornewine.com
McLaren Vale Grape, Wine and Tourism Association:www.mclarenvale.info
Adelaide Super zone
The Adelaide Super-Zone is the official umbrella term for the Mt. Lofty Ranges Zone, Barossa Zone and the Fleurieu Zone. It contains many of Australia’s most famous wine regions.
They are united by their proximity to the broken run of the Mt. Lofty Ranges from Kangaroo Island through to the state’s mid-north past the Clare Valley.
However, the climate is very diverse; from the cold, windswept Kangaroo Island and the frosty Adelaide Hills to the baking Adelaide Plains.
The long list of famous and not so famous wineries in the three zones will be covered under their appropriate regional or zonal section. However, some wineries in the super-zone do not fall into a designated zone and so you can find them listed from this page.
The central suburban Adelaide basin (north of Reynella and south of Grand Junction Road) was once the site for dozens of wineries in the 19th century. The suburban sprawl has driven out all the commercial vineyards with the exception of the small historic vineyards remaining at Penfolds Magill Estate and some Grenache vines at Marion ssociated with Leconfield.
It is also the site for the wine-making facilities of several negocicant wineries such as Hewitson and Journey’s End that use contract growers from various regions.
The super-zone also includes several small wineries and vineyards in the state’s mid-north near Balaklava, Riverton and Burra lie outside of the Clare Valley designation and end up in this rather eclectic extra-zonal listing.