How many wine regions are in South Australia?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 04/02/2022

Reading time: 3 mins

South Australia holds the awesome Australian title for being a Great Wine Capital of the World, and so you know it’s going to have at least a couple of wine regions dotting its fertile land.

Well, if you thought it had a couple you would have been way off, as South Australia boasts an impressive 18 wine regions across the state. From the Barossa to Coonawarra, McLaren Vale and Riverland, South Australia’s climate and soil are perfect for growing world class Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay – you name it, they make it!

But not only are these regions great for making some of the world’s best vino, they are also spectacularly wonderful places to visit, with everything from wine tours to foodie classes, family farms and more available in and around their famous vineyards.

Let’s take a look at some of these awesome places to have a tipple and a pretty fantastic trip in general:

Barossa Valley

The Barossa is the crown jewel of South Australia’s – and Australia’s – wine regions, producing some of the world’s most desired vintages with the world’s oldest grapevines.

From Chateau Tanunda to Peter Lehmann, Rockford and Yalumba, you’re never far away from a world famous winery producing some of the world’s best wine!

The Barossa Valley makes for the perfect weekend away, with memorable cellar door experiences and world class food pairings just the beginning of the fun in this beautiful region.

Be sure to jump on a hot air balloon (if your hungover tummy can take it!) or head to Mengler Hill Lookout for stunning views of the vibrant hills.

The Adelaide Hills

Not only does the Adelaide Hills boast some of Australia’s best new wineries, it’s also just a classic holiday spot, with the likes of the famous German-influenced Hahndorf creating an uber fun weekend away and right outside Adelaide city centre!

For wineries, be sure to check out the likes of Golding Wines, Shaw + Smith and Mount Lofty Vineyards: each winery provides impressive cellar door visits plus plenty of awesome vineyard experiences.

McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale has a reputation for producing some of the country’s finest wine, and when you consider the fact that you can enjoy it at the likes of the incredible d’Arenberg Cube, a stunning, contemporary testament to all things fine wine, you know you’re in for a treat when you out to the region…

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.