South Australia produces more wine than any other state in Australia. Important appellations in this region includes Clare Valley, Edna Valley, Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, McLaren Vale and Piccadilly Valley.
Although the region produces a whole variety of wines it is the big, bold Shiraz from Barossa and McLaren Vale that dominate both domestic and international consumption. In the Coonawarra, the Cabernet-based wines have a reputation for being serious, rivaling the best of the likes of Bordeaux and Napa Valley.
South Australia also has whites, and in the cooler climate of Piccadilly Valley, the Chardonnays are known to be lean while the sparkling wines grown in this region are have also gathered acclaim.