Adelaide Hills
The Adelaide Hills are in the part of the Mounty Lofty Ranges to the immediate east of the city of Adelaide. Average elevation in the region is around 1,500 feet, making for a cooler, greener climate than the coast or the Barossa Valley to the north. This feature also makes the area a popular weekend getaway from Adelaide.

Vineyards are planted on slopes with a range of exposures that allow the vintner a freer hand in matching varietals that are best suited for particular sites. While Shiraz is grown here to great effect, whites and increasingly, Pinot Noir, are being emphasized as a counterpoint to the wines of the Barossa. In general, the wines tend to be vibrant, with good varietal intensity and natural acidity. (Wine/Appellations)