Individual analysis of the Adelaide Hills by grape variety:
Chardonnay | Sauvignon Blanc| Shiraz | Sparkling | Alternative varieties
Significant development in the sophistication and finesse of Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir is is causing great excitement.
For too long this fickle variety had been an awkward fledgling, planted with great enthusiasm across the Hills from the 1990s, but largely picked too ripe and handled clumsily.
Now, a critical mass of growers and producers are paying closer attention in the vineyard. Judicious pruning, restrained vine yields and more detailed picking regimes means the fruit arrives at the wineries in more pristine condition.