Adelaide, Australia’s Premium Wine Destination

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Adelaide, South Australia is a charming city, its easy layout with wide streets and grid design is highlighted by beautifully designed modern and historical buildings. The parklands, a protected strip of green space, surround the city and several city squares further reinforce the sense of open space. Wherever you are in this great city, you are only five minutes’ walk away from green space and fresh air. 

Wine is central to South Australia’s story – it is part of our culture, a source of immense local pride and a story we are delighted to share with the world. South Australia is indisputably Australia’s wine state - producing 80 percent of Australia’s premium wine and 50 percent of all bottled wine.

A number of large wine brands have their production bases in South Australia. Today, the South Australian wine industry supports not only highly regarded, established wine producers, but also a large number of exciting young, innovative winemakers who embrace the use of alternative grape varieties and natural winemaking principles with minimal interventions and organic farming techniques.

The state’s 18 picturesque wine regions have some of the world’s oldest vines, thanks to rigorous biosecurity measures, which have kept the state free from the vine ravaging pest phylloxera. South Australia has more than 3,250 vineyard owners, 680 wineries and 340 cellar doors – 200 within an hour’s drive of the capital city of Adelaide.

Adelaide is a wine innovation hub, home to the National Wine Centre and Australia’s leading viticultural education, research and development institutions. The State is also home to a number of globally recognised education, research and development institutions. The University of Adelaide’s School of Agriculture, Food and Wine provides a world-class concentration of scientific research, education and infrastructure at its Waite campus. The University of South Australia’s Business School is ranked top 3 in Australia and top 50 in the world for Hospitality and Tourism.

Adelaide is renowned for its premium wine experiences across all 18 wine regions. Global Best of Wine Tourism Award winners such as The d’Arenberg Cube in McLaren Vale and the Seppeltsfield’s Centenary Cellar in the Barossa offer visitors multifaceted experiences that showcase the very best of what Adelaide, South Australia has to offer.