Wines of South Australia

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Explore the heart of Australian winemaking

Australia has a reputation for crafting award-winning wines that are truly world class. Nearly half of the country’s vineyards are concentrated in the state of South Australia, including some of the best-known brands such as Penfolds and Yalumba. Thanks to a wide range of climates, soil conditions and landscapes, 18 wine regions with distinctive characteristics have emerged within South Australia. Start your journey with these four captivating regions:

The oldest, McLaren Vale – the birthplace of wine in South Australia in the 1800s – is renowned for its sustainable winemaking. The Vale’s warm coastal climate creates ideal growing conditions for producing rich, full-bodied reds, such as Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Those outstanding red varietals are also the specialty in Clare Valley, a picturesque region known for its classic producers, who also make some of Australia’s best Riesling. Further south, Coonawarra’s unique red soils and maritime climate make it ideally suited for creating powerful, complex Cabernet Sauvignons with concentrated dark fruit flavours. In South Australia’s most famous region, the Barossa Valley located northeast of Adelaide, the warm dry summers and rich deep soils are perfect for making premium, age-worthy reds including Cabernet Sauvignon and the region’s bold, juicy Shiraz – the iconic grape that helped make Australia one of the most celebrated wine regions in the world.

 Ready to explore everything these spectacular winemakers have to offer? Bring a taste of down under home this summer by enjoying LCBO’s stellar collection of South Australian wines.  

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Perfect Pairings

Beyond its outstanding winemaking, South Australia is also renowned for its incredible cuisine. Inspired by the local specialties of some of its best known regions, these Food & Drink recipes make wonderful partners for South Australia's captivating wines.

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Herb & Garlic Pork Loin with Crackling

Complement this crisp-crackled, luscious barbecued pork with the rich flavours of Australian Cabernet Sauvignon. 

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Moroccan Lamb Kebabs

Australia is known for lamb dishes so it’s no surprise that their wines make an excellent sidekick. Discover this tried-and-true pairing by enjoying these boldly-spiced skewers with an Australian Shiraz.

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Grilled Strip-Loin Steak

Take simply seared steaks with zesty butter to the next-level by serving with the perfect match — an Australian Cabernet Sauvignon or Shiraz.