FAR NORTH SA WINERY REGION
The Far North is relatively young wine zone that is proving itself a real standout on the scene. Encompassing the Southern Flinders Ranges, this zone features a warm and dry climate which encourages robust red wines with strong ageing potential.
The area is replete with beautiful mountain ranges and rolling hills. After a long day of hiking and adventuring, unwind with the amazing food and wine the zone has to offer.
Southern Flinders Ranges
Picturesque views, rolling hills, forests, mountains, gorges, abundant wildlife, historic townships and of course, great wine!
For many visitors, holiday-goers and wine enthusiasts alike, it’s hard to find that one place that has a bit of everything that makes Australia great. The Southern Flinders Ranges is a refreshing mix of coastal views, mountainous terrain and outback with a unique feel. Only three hours north of Adelaide, the region is a must-visit by anyone who enjoys a ‘good drop’ of fine-tasting, elegant wines.
Launched in October 2003, the area is only a young wine region, but has managed to make a name for itself in this short period. With just over 20 grape growers and four cellar doors, the area is small but not to be underestimated.
The Southern Flinders Ranges is well-known for quality rieslings and also produces cabernet sauvignon, merlot and shiraz, as well as smaller plantings of nebbiolo, grenache, chardonnay, petit verdot and tempranillo. Growers situated in the ranges have terra rossa soils and the other areas consist of red-brown soil over clay, providing a point of difference in the two areas. Most of the cellar doors are boutique family-run businesses that produce top-quality award winning wines.
Whether it’s for a day trip or a weekend away, the Southern Flinders Ranges is a great place to experience wine with a touch of paradise.