The Adelaide Plains are hot and arid, with annual rainfall among the lowest of any Australian wine region, and thus heavily dependent on irrigation.
Most production is processed in the Barossa Valley, with the exception of a number of small producers who have shown just what can be achieved with the fruit of the region. The soils in the area are excellent and readily support high yields.
The main styles produced are Chardonnay, Colombard, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.
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