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Echunga Wine District

The Echunga Wine District in the Adelaide Hills Wine Region. near the towns of Echunga, Mount Barker, Macclesfield, Meadows, Green Hills, Wistow, and Strathalbyn,.Echunga is a quiet village near remnant of the historic gold mining that occurred in the area. Located about 35 km south-east of Adelaide, Echunga is in the heart if the Adelaide Hills and is situated only 8 km from Hahndorf. Gold was discovered at Jupiter Creek in 1852. Local attraction sin the area include: # Hagen Arms # Jupiter Gold Diggings - The diggings themselves are a short walk from the car park and you can fossick on the diggings debris piles. John Hagen purchased land and built the hotel and tried to create a model village with wheat fields, dairy herds and a vineyard at Echunga. In 1845 the wine produced from the vineyard was perhaps the first exported wine from South Australia. An Echunga hock was served to Queen Victoria in 1845. There is also a local guided walking tour of the area. Some of the outstanding wineries in the area include: Cawdor Wines, Jupiter Creek Winery, Longview Vineyard, Petaluma - Mt Barker, Warrakilla Wines.

The Adelaide Hills Wine Region includes seventeen districts : Paracombe ; Kuitpo ; Lenswood ; Paccadilly ; Echunga ; Gumeracha ; Lobethal ; Hahndorf ; Aldgate ; Magill ; Balhannah ; Mannum ; Uleybury ; Clarendon

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Longview Vineyard, SA  Pound Rd (PO Box 383), Macclesfield SA 5153
Travel just south of the historic township of Macclesfield in the Adelaide Hills and you`ll discover Longview Vineyard. Once a dairy farm, Longview has been meticulously restored and developed into one of the Adelaide Hills` and South Australia`s premium wine tourism destinations. The name Longview aptly describes this vineyard with its far reaching views to the Coorong and Lake Alexandrina, and t...

The Pawn Wine Company, SA  Macclesfield, SA
At The Pawn Wine Co. we’re not driven by regal ambition, but a strong resolve to rescue unique grape varieties from becoming lost as blending tools in the corporate wine game. Winemaker Tom Keelan and Vigneron David Blows made the cool move of identifying sites for their vineyards Springhill & Springdale in the idyllic climate of the Adelaide Hills. From carefully hand selected parcels of fruit, The Pawn wines are made in a style that reflects their origins – truly borne from the vineyard.

Warrakilla, SA  Strathalbyn Road, Mylor, SA 5153
Warrabilla Wines was established in 1991 by Andrew Sutherland Smith. Andrew is a fifth generation wine maker to Rutherglen, who`s family owned the famous All Saints Winery from 1864 to 1988. Red wine making is a great love. I use some very basic traditional techniques. Open fermenters and gentle pressing are no different to 1870`s wine making. The wines are racked off lees several times and never ...