What wine is South Australia famous for?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 03/07/2023

Reading time: 2 mins

South Australia has some of the best wines and wine regions in the country.

South Australia is one of the top wine regions in the world due to how good the wines are. Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale are the more known wine regions in the state. These regions produce some of the best full bodied red wines like cabernet sauvignon and shiraz. The Barossa Valley is best at producing shiraz.

There are hundreds of wineries in the Barossa Valley that produce their own delicious and bold shiraz.
Let us get into some of these selected wineries best selling shiraz!

Wolf Blass

Wolf Blass has become one of the most successful wineries in the world since it opened in 1966. The 2021 Red Label shiraz is a bright red with aromas of cherry, plum, and hints of spice. When having the 2021 Red Label, the wine pairs perfectly with pizza and beef meals

A smoother shiraz is the Eaglehawk with aromas of cherry, blackcurrant, and a hint of vanillin oak. The Eaglehawk shiraz pairs perfectly with beef and lamb.

Peter Lehmann

All the wines from Peter Lehmann are bold and full of flavour. One of the best selling shiraz from Peter Lehmann is the 2018 VSV 1885. This wine has dark plums and spice with a hint of choc-mint and charry oak.

Another popular wine is the 2020 Portrait shiraz, which has flavours of plum and dark chocolate. The 2020 Portrait shiraz is great for all occasions and pairs flawlessly with BBQ meats and cheese.

Jacobs Creek

In 1847, the first vineyard got planted which was the start of Jacobs Creek today. The Barossa Signature shiraz has aromas of mulberry, chocolate, and clove. The Barossa Signature shiraz pairs well with hard cheese and red meat dishes.

Another delicious shiraz at Jacobs Creek is the 1847 Range. This shiraz has aromas of plum, blueberry, vanilla, and cedar oak. The 1847 Range shiraz pairs with beef dishes and some mature cheeses.

A great way to try out some of this shiraz is going on a winery tour! When you go on a tour, you won’t need to worry about getting to the different wineries. You can just sit back and relax while the tour guide takes you around to taste some delicious wines. You will also get to try a range of reds, whites, and rosès.

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.