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Vineyards


Petaluma is built upon the three regions of the Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley and Coonawarra in South Australia and our carefully selected vineyard sites within them.

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ADELAIDE HILLS

 

Home to Petaluma's winery and cellar door, the Adelaide Hills region is a vital source of fruit for our wines. Fruit for our Yellow Label Chardonnay is sourced entirely from our seven Piccadilly Valley vineyards, some of which are now more than 30 years in age.

We chose these vineyards with the aim of developing a more refined cool-climate Chardonnay. Adelaide Hills has the coolest climate  and highest elevation of wine regions in South Australia, with a global reputation for Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz. Find out more →

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CLARE VALLEY

 

The Clare Valley is Riesling country and Petaluma Hanlin Hill Riesling is one of the most revered examples.

With its ancient ghost gums, meandering creeks and golden wheat fields contrasting the green vines, Clare Valley is considered one of Australia’s most beautiful wine regions.

A warm, moderate continental climate, the warm to hot summer days make way for cool afternoon and night breezes. The warm days ensure ripening is achieved with cool nights providing respite, slowing ripening and building complexity in aromatic varieties such as Riesling. Find out more →

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COONAWARRA

 

Petaluma sources its Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from Coonawarra, without exception. One of Australia’s pre-eminent regions for Cabernet, Coonawarra is literally defined by a 12km long cigar-shaped slither of terra rossa soil over limestone.

Located in South Australia’s south east, the region is 100km inland with a predominately maritime climate. The extensive cloud cover and ocean breezes moderate the summer heat. Combined with the vivid red coloured terra rossa soil, it is an idyllic location for red wine varieties, most notably Cabernet. Find out more →