SA, Adelaide Hills
Welcome to the Adelaide Hills, where every season is another reason to visit and the lunches last all afternoon. Cuddle a koala, meet our winemakers, enjoy a craft beer or cider, pick your own fruit, or come for one of the many events. While regional gateways are just a 20 minute drive from Adelaide, be sure to explore further afield and take your time to revel in the romance of an Adelaide Hills affair.
The Adelaide Hills are part of the Mount Lofty Ranges, east of the city of Adelaide in the state of South Australia. It is unofficially centred on the largest town in the area, Mount Barker, which has a population of around 29,000 and is also one of Australia's fastest growing towns.
The Adelaide Hills region is one of the cooler wine regions of mainland Australia as, despite warm days in January and February when the grapes are ripening, the region generally experiences cool nights. This significant diurnal variation results in cool mean daily temperatures even in summer and the consequence of this is high quality, cool-climate wines, leading to its world-famous reputation as a wine producing region. The numerous wineries and cellar doors are represented by a regional association and geographical indication called the Adelaide Hills wine region.
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