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Adelaide Hills alternative varieties: top wines to try

From Grüner Veltliner to Nebbiolo and Tempranillo, alternative varieties are flourishing in the Adelaide Hills thanks both to its myriad terroirs and adventurous producers.

Individual analysis of the Adelaide Hills by grape variety:

ChardonnaySauvignon Blanc| Shiraz | Pinot Noir | Sparkling

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The great excitement in exploring the Adelaide Hills is finding things you never expected. Whether that be driving along its maze of undulating country lanes to find hidden wineries, or discovering grape varieties that most would never expect to find in this part of Australia.

With so many different soil types, microclimates and elevations dotted throughout the region, along with its absence of entrenched vinous history, the Adelaide Hills has become a fertile bed of experimentation.

Scroll down for notes and scores of top Adelaide Hills alternative varieties

Adelaide Hills alternative varieties: top wines to try

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