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Adelaide Hills

Wine growing area (GI) above Adelaide in the state of South Australia. It belongs together with the Clare Valley to the Mount Lofty Ranges zone, which is named after the highest elevation in the Adelaide Hills at 727 meters. There are three sub-areas: Gumeracha, Lenswood and Piccadilly Valley. The area was mainly populated by European immigrants. The city of Hahndorf was founded in 1839 by German families and is therefore one of the oldest settlements of German origin Australia, The vineyards, located between 400 and 600 meters above sea level, cover 2,200 hectares of vineyards. They are planted with the white varieties Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon and Riesling, as well as with the red varieties Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The floors are made of limestone, clay and sand. Winter and spring are mild and summer is not too hot. The sea breezes cool down. Well-known producers are Ashton Hills, Barratt, Bridgewater Mill, Chain of Ponds, Vineyards, Paracombe, Petaluma, Rosemount Estate, Shaw & Smith, Weaver and Wolf pale,

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