Adelina

 Adelina's minimal intervention wines are complete show-stoppers. Established in 2002, Adelina is a small vineyard and winery found in the Springfarm sub-region of Clare Valley. This formidable grape-growing region in the South of Australia benefits from unique conditions; with diurnal temperatures and ‘terra rossa’ soils helping this region gain international acclaim.


Colin and Jennie, the partnership behind the wines, boast a mix of well-established 85+ year old Shiraz and Grenache, a smattering of Pedro Ximenes, along with young Shiraz, Mataro, Arneis and Riesling. The soils at Adelina are quite varied. The Grenache is set on a grey sandy loam, on a clay base, this profile extends into a red sand, with lime and a small amount of sandstone where the established Shiraz is grown. They cultivate their vines with organic and biodynamic principles: “It's all pretty simple really, winemaking artefact is minimal, we aspire to show an expression of the vineyard so try not to muscle in too much with heavy handed-ness in the winery”. In the winery, the team draw on French techniques with natural ferments, foudres and longer maceration periods.


Adelina’s labels are quite stunning and the perfect compliment to the beautiful wines within.

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"They are some of the best young reds from anywhere I've tasted all year, and they join a bevy of 2016 Adelina whites released earlier this year that also impressed me enormously. If this producer isn't on your list of must-try Australian wineries, I suggest you include it immediately." Max Allen, Purple Pages (July 2017)


"Adelina quietly redefining wine styles from Clare Valley, and definitively at the top of the pack from the region. The wines, particularly the reds, pack in flavour, vitality and, importantly, fine-firm fruit tannin profile" Mike Bennie, The Wine Front (June 2018)


"Adelina is one label that leads the charge to reimagined styles, working intelligently with a number of red varieties. They take quality vineyards (sometimes with very old vines) and look to a lighter touch in the winery. Their shiraz mataro, varietal grenache and innovative field blend (shiraz, grenache, mataro, ugni blanc and carignan) all drink well as young wines and show the potential to mature with interest in bottle." James Suckling, 'Red Progression:the future of great Clare Valley reds', jamessuckling.com (July 2018)