Individual analysis of the Adelaide Hills by grape variety:
Chardonnay | Sauvignon Blanc| Shiraz | Pinot Noir | Alternative varieties
A new era of belief in attaining excellence with sparkling wines has dawned in the Adelaide Hills.
Independent traditional-method sparkling specialist Michael Sykes at Lodestone Winery now offers his services as a freelance winemaking consultant. This has encouraged many Hills growers to reserve parcels of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for early picking and sparkling production. The result is a raft of exciting small-batch wines of great finesse.