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Limestone Coast Zone - Wineries, Vineyards, Wine, Winery Tour Maps, Cellar Doors - Padthaway, Robe, Wrattonbully, Naracoorte, Mt Gambier, Mt Benson, Lucindale

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climate The Limestone Coast Wine Zone was offcially classified in 1996, and a number of separate regions have been recognised including Padthaway, Coonawarra, Wrattonbully, Robe, and Mt Benson. The wineries around Penola and Mt Gambier have also established a separate identities without being formally recognised as regions. The Zone includes the section of land south and east of the Coorong, and the inland town of Keith to the border with Victoria. The Limestone Coast produces about 30 percent of all bottle quality wine produced in South Australia. Much of the wine produced is exported to many countries. The Limestone coast benefits from a unique set of geological and climatic features, which combined with the skills, knowledge and experience of the winemakers, sets the foundation for the unique wines produced from the area.The limestone base for the soils is a unique feature of the landscape.The limestone was formed from the residue of the rich marine life in sediments left behind during past sea level rises that inundated the area. The climate of Limestone Coast region shows continental and maritime influences that are well suited for growing cool climate wines. Most of the vineyards are located inland from the coast.. The highest elevation vineyard is at about 90 m above sea level in the Naracoorte Range, and lowest is about 10m (near Cape Jaffa). The vineyards are cooled by afternoon sea breezes during summer and the cool, slow ripening conditions creates fruit with intense flavours with unique and complex qualities. There is considerable variability is the soils and climate throughout the zones in the various regions.

The Limestone Coast Wine Region includes eight districts : Padthaway ; Robe ; Wrattonbully ; Kingston SE ; Mount Gambier ; Mount Benson ; Lucindale ; Bordertown
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