Top 100 wines of The Peninsulas

Discover the top 100 best wines of The Peninsulas of The Peninsulas as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the wines that are popular of The Peninsulas and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of The Peninsulas

The Peninsulas is an Australian wine zone covering the Central portion of the South Australian coast. The name refers to the two peninsulas which form the western and eastern arms of the Spencer Gulf – the Eyre and the Yorke respectively. The wine zones of Australia provide producers with a broader GI (Geographical Indication) for their wine label in comparison to the regions and subregions. The Peninsulas GI was created as a wine zone in 1996.

It is the most westerly official viticultural area in the eastern half of Australia. Between here and the vineyards of Western Australia Lies 1,000 miles (1,600km) of arid, almost entirely treeless land known as the Nullarbor Plain. To the east of The Peninsulas is Adelaide, surrounded by such well-known wine regions as the Clare, Eden and Barossa valleys. At its immediate Northeast corner is the Southern Flinders Ranges region, known for producing premium-quality Shiraz.

The Peninsulas zone spans 320 kilometers (200mi) from east to west and only a little less from the northern border to the southern tips of the peninsulas. Given this large catchment area, it is impossible to summarize the zone's Climate and soil types. That being said, vineyards closer to the water are more temperate than those further north and inland, and have higher levels of humidity. Australia's terra rossa soils are present in various parts of The Peninsulas and are joined in the west by a significant limestone presence.

News from the vineyard of The Peninsulas

Long Read: Wine had a past with sailboats. Does it have a future too?

In 2007, Frenchman Frédéric Albert founded the Compagnie de Transport Maritime à la Voile (CTMV) with the goal of decarbonising the wine industry. The firm managed to sail its 50m-vessel four times from France to Ireland, England and Canada, before going into liquidation as a consequence of the 2008 economic crisis. Despite the failure, Albert’s pioneering project was a sign for things to come. In 2013, Le Havre-based TransOceanic Wind Transport (TOWT) followed in CTMV’s footsteps sailing some 3 ...

Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2020: report and top-scoring wines

Nowhere is the disparity in quality more evident this year than in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. A lot of Tradition bottlings were disappointingly lean and scrawny, but the best terroirs really shined, producing athletic, elegant wines of intensity and panache. Scroll down for tasting notes and scores for the top scoring Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2020 wines {"content":"PHA+PGEgaHJlZj0iaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZGVjYW50ZXIuY29tL3dpbmUvZ3JhcGUtdmFyaWV0aWVzL2dyZW5hY2hlLWdhcm5hY2hhLyI+PHN0cm9uZz5HcmVuYWNoZTwv ...

Ardbeg single malt reaches record-breaking price

The unnamed collector is set to receive 440 bottles of single malt in total from ‘Cask No. 3’ – 88 each year over the next five years, giving her a vertical series of 1975 Ardbegs bottled at 46, 47, 48, 49 and 50 years old by 2026. The sum paid equates to more than £36,000 per bottle, and is more than 16 times the record amount paid at auction for a single cask of whisky – set in April this year, when a private buyer from the US paid £915,500 (hammer price) for a 1988 Macallan cask. However, pri ...