Fleurieu Peninsula
The Fleurieu is a relatively new wine growing region located on a peninsula that juts into the Gulf of St. Vincent, opposite Kangaroo island to the southwest of the city of Adelaide. Being bordered on three sides by the ocean, this region is being explored as a cool climate (more moderate/Mediterranean really) alternative to the Barossa. It is early days, but initial results with Shiraz and a wide range of experimental varietals have shown promise. d'Arenberg, in particular, has been a proponent of the region and has shown a strong commitment to development. (Wine/Appellations)