Wine of the World

Wine Basics By Region - South Australia Print

Overview

South Australia produces 50% of all Australian wine and is phylloxera free due to strict quarantine regulations for plant material. It is home to some of the most famed sub-regions and wines in the country.

Soils and elevation vary significantly in South Australia, making this an ideal climate for producing everything from big Cabernets and Shiraz blends to elegant Chardonnay and dry, citrusy Rieslings.