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Adelaide Hills
Wine region
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Piccadilly Valley, south of the Mount Lofty Ranges in the Adelaide Hills
Type Australian geographical indication (AGI)
Year established 1998
Years of wine industry Since 1830s
Country Australia
Part of Mount Lofty Ranges zone
Sub-regions Lenswood, Piccadilly Valley
Climate region 'I'
Heat units 1150 to 1479
Precipitation (annual average) 203–426 mm (8.0–16.8 in)
Size of planted vineyards 17,873 ha (44,170 acres)
Grapes produced 17,873 t (17,591 long tons; 19,702 short tons)
Varietals produced Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris
Comments climate data - 2004, production - 2014

Adelaide Hills is an Australian geographical indication for wine made from grapes grown in a specific area of the Adelaide Hills east of Adelaide in South Australia.

Extent and appellation

The Adelaide Hills wine region covers an area extending along the Mount Lofty Ranges from near Mount Pleasant in the north to Mount Compass at its southern extent. The term ‘Adelaide Hills’ was registered as an AGI on 9 February 1998.

Grapes and wine

As of 2014, the most common plantings in the Adelaide Hills wine region within a total planted area of 17,873 ha (44,170 acres) was reported as being Sauvignon Blanc (36.5%) followed by Chardonnay (19.3%), Pinot Noir (14%) and Pinot Gris (5.8%). Alternatively, red wine varietals account for 32.7% of plantings while white wines varietals account for 67.3% of plantings.

The 2014 vintage is reported as consisting of 5,836 tonnes (5,744 long tons; 6,433 short tons) red grapes crushed valued at A$8,196,142 and 12,037 tonnes (11,847 long tons; 13,269 short tons) white grapes crushed valued at $14,777,631.

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