SOUTH AUSTRALIA

South Australian pinot noir is the Pop Princess of the wine world. Most of the time, the wines are fun, bright and dance across your palate. But there’s pockets within the region (I’m looking at you, Basket Ranges) where the wines get a little down and dirty, a bit funky, and push the barriers of winemaking norms (think Christina Aguliera when she dyed her hair and starting wearing a lot of leather). They don’t always get it right, but experimentation is at the heart of the region’s charm, and why pop music (like it or not) will always reign supreme.

Words by Samantha Payne

Adelaide Hills

Ever-changing and developing, Adelaide Hills pinot noir is a bit like Britney Spears. Iconic and constantly reinventing itself within the sub-regions; from bright and lively to soulful and soft, there is a style for everyone and every occasion

Fleurieu Peninsula

Pinot from this region is like a Nickelback song going around and around in your head, all day. Dark and brooding, the wines have a distinct style and are unmistakeable for any other wine region in Australia.

ASHTON HILLS

GOLDEN CHILD

GOLDING

VINTELOPER

HENSCHKE

GESTALT

NEW ERA

D’ARENBERG