If you like your cellar door with a side of sandy beach, please make your way to the hot, holiday spot of Southern Fleurieu Wine Region on the peninsula just south of Adelaide. The Southern Fleurieu region is a diverse landscape offering beautiful hills, sandy beaches, wineries, cellar doors and award-winning restaurants.
The undulating slopes and gentle hills pose no limitations to viticulture and enhance the beauty of the vineyards within a diverse landscape.
Vineyards have emerged in recent years to tempt thirsty vacationers with their riesling, pinot noir cabernet sauvignon, shiraz viognier and merlot.
Some, but not all, have cellar doors. Some have restaurants. It’s a laid back, idyllic part of the world only made more so by cosy, coastal wineries.
- The climate in the Southern Fleurieu Wine Region is Mediterranean and very strongly influenced by the vast expanses of water surrounding the region.
- Temperatures are one to two degrees warmer than Adelaide in winter, but three to five degrees cooler in summer, with an average summer maximum of only 25°C (77°F).
- The Mediterranean pattern means rainfall is winter dominant and the minimal growing season rainfall makes irrigation essential.
- Spring frosts are simply not an issue, and the prevailing southerly winds seldom blow with sufficient force to inhibit growth.
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