Top 100 sparkling wines of The Peninsulas

Discover the top 100 best sparkling wines of The Peninsulas of The Peninsulas as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the sparkling 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

The Irancy appellation seen by Nicolas Ferrari

Nicolas Ferrari, from Domaine Ferrari, explains how the Irancy Village appellation has been created over the years. He also reveal the ageing capacity of the appellation and invites us to be patient “ Our patience is always rewarded with an Irancy”. This video is taken from the “Rendez-vous avec les vins de Bourgogne” program (June 2020). Our social media: Facebook:​​ Twitter:​​​​ Instagram: ...

Napa wine property on sale for $35m as historic site sold

A luxury Napa Valley wine property covering around 34 acres (13.6 hectares) has recently been offered for sale at $35m. Listed by real estate agent Cyd Greer, with the Coldwell Banker agency, the Meteor Vineyard Estate features 22.58 acres of vines in the Coombsville American Viticultural Area, close to Napa. It’s predominantly planted to Cabernet Sauvignon with some Petit Verdot. Greer, a leading agent in Napa Valley for more than a decade, told Decanter that Meteor was the most expensive listi ...

Rémy Cointreau launches luxury perfume house

The venture aims to bridge the worlds of fine spirits and luxury fragrances, with its first perfumes the result of a creative collaboration between Rémy Martin Cognac cellar master Baptiste Loiseau and Sophie Labbé, principal perfumer at fragrance and taste company Firmenich. Maison Psyché’s first five fragrances have spent time maturing in Rémy Martin’s cellars in Cognac, inside small oak casks, known as tonnelets, specially designed by Seguin Moreau. The fragrances will be packaged in Baccarat ...