Padthaway Wine Region

by admin on August 8, 2011

Although quite a bit warmer than it’s celebrated cousin Coonawarra, the Padthaway region, only 60 km away to the north has the same terra rossa “red gold” soil.

In the 1960s, these soil types reminded legendary wine growers Karl Seppelt and David Hardy of the soil in the Bordeaux region of France and it inspired them to plant the Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes the Padthaway area is famous for today.

Some of the additional wines produced in this area today are Riesling, Shiraz, Verdelho and Sauvignon Blanc.

While this area’s main focus in on grape growing,  there are still three,  highly noted cellar doors for you to enjoy: The contemporary Hardy’s Stonehaven, New Henry’s Drive and the historical Padthaway Estate.

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