South Australia’s distinct regional definition means that that the state produces the country’s best wines and is recognised by the wine industry as one of world’s premium quality wine regions. It is no coincidence that some of the world’s best wines including Penfolds Grange, Henschke Hill of Grace and Grossett are from South Australia. Tilley’s Wines aim to source little known wines of exceptional quality, all displaying regional characteristics from small produces and introduce them to the UK at the best possible prices.
Adelaide Hills is a cool climate region where Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir thrive. Officially in the Mount Lofty wine zone the Adelaide Hills includes the sub-regions of Lenswood and Piccadilly Valley.
Clare Valley is only 25 kilometres long but a surprising number of growing conditions exists. The main plantings in Clare are Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon while Riesling is the principle variety.
McLaren Vale’s rolling green hills lie to the south of Adelaide. McLaren Vale produces big red wines of excellent quality and is particularly famous for producing great Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon based wines.
Southern Fleurieu is located just south of McLaren Vale and has a cool, maritime climate which ensures steady, slow, ripening periods, ideal for developing fruit flavours on the vine.