Mediterranean sensibility

The McLaren Vale wine region is located south of the city of Adelaide along the coast, where the cooling effect from the ocean creates substantial meso-climate variation. .

. The GI regions is 433 km2 in size and has a total of 7438 hectares of vineyards. The main varieties grown in the region are Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, and Chardonnay. 

McLaren Vale Regional Snapshot 2020

Regional Snapshots are one-page profiles updated annually of individual Australian wine regions. They provide at-a-glance summary statistics on: climatic characteristics, viticulture data, winegrape production, and winegrape price and export sales data for wine, compared against the same statistics for the whole of Australia.

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McLaren Vale
McLaren Vale
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7,438ha
Total vineyard area
0-417m
Altitude
35° 19'S
Latitude
226mm
Growing season rainfall
21.3°c
Mean temperature (Jan)
Climate
  • The cooling effect from the ocean creates substantial meso-climate variation
  • Exposure to or protection from ocean influence dictates success of varieties planted
  • Low summer rainfall
Soil
  • Wide range of soils but red/brown loamy sand quite common
  • Sandy soils on hillsides around Blewitt Springs
  • Some areas with terra rossa

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