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Adelaide Hills Wine Region - Wineries, Vineyards, Wine, Winery Tour Maps, Cellar Doors - Mount Barker, Aldgate, Lobethal, Hahndorf, Gumeracha, Lenswood, Echunga

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climate The Adelaide Hills Wine Region is located in the Mount Lofty Ranges, east of the city of Adelaide in South Australia. The vineyards and wineries surround the towns of Mount Barker, Bridgewater, Aldgate, and Stirling, Lobethal, Hahndorf, Gumeracha, Lenswood and Echunga The Adelaide Hills is one of Australia's most beautiful, accessible and charming wine regions. The region extends from the eastern boundary of Adelaide, and extends form from Eden Valley and Barossa and in the north to the boundaries of Langhorne Creek and McLaren Vale Regions in the south. The Adelaide Hills is one of the oldest in Australia. The first vineyards were planted in the region in 1839 and a case of the wine from the area was delivered to Queen Victoria in 1844. In 1842, the arrival of German pioneers saw more plantings around the new settlement of Hahndorf. There are now over 50 wineries and 200 vineyards. The cool climate generated by the elevation provides ideal conditions for growing strawberries, apples, pears and cherries and is ideal for Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay. The other grape types grown in the region include Semillon, Merlot, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Arneis and Nebbiolo. Most of the vineyards in the region are planted at altitudes over 400 metres, and the annual rainfall can vary between 700 and 1250 millimetres per annum.The Mediterranean climate is strongly influenced by the winds that sweep across St Vincents Gulf. The region has cold wet winters and mild summers. The average rainfall is about 1000 mm (40 inches). As this falls mostly in the winter and spring, some vineyards are equipped with irrigation, from dams and bores. Mean January temp: 19.1°C; Sunshine hours per day: 8.5. Due to its proximity to Adelaide, its cooler climate, the Adelaide Hills are a very popular tourist destination. The area offers many award-winning restaurants, boutique hotels and bed-and-breakfasts, as well as many delightful winery cellar doors. Harvest time: mid to late April.

The Adelaide Hills Wine Region includes seventeen districts : Paracombe ; Kuitpo ; Lenswood ; Paccadilly ; Echunga ; Gumeracha ; Lobethal ; Hahndorf ; Aldgate ; Magill ; Balhannah ; Mannum ; Uleybury ; Clarendon
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