Padthaway Wine Region By James Halliday

Discover the wineries of the Padthaway wine region of South Australia. Use our Padthaway region guide and map to help you plan your next winery visit and to learn more about this region. This content is taken from James Halliday’s Wine Atlas of Australia, which is available to buy in the Wine Companion bookshop.

Fast Facts

  • Latitude:
    36°37’S
  • Altitude:
    50 m
  • Heat degree days:
    1610
  • Growing season rainfall:
    180 mm
  • Mean January temp:
    20.4°C
  • Harvest:
    Early March to early May
  • Chief viticultural hazard:
    Spring frost

Discover the wines and wineries of Padthaway

Discover Padthaway with James Halliday's Wine Atlas of Australia

If Coonawarra is not quite on the way to anywhere, Padthaway is on the way to nowhere. If you can pass through Coonawarra without noticing very much, you can pass through Padthaway without noticing anything at all. Its birth was both recent and humble, and initially the major wine companies (which have a near monopoly on its plantings) entirely misread its potential. Yet 40 years after the first vines were planted there, and notwithstanding the degree of trial and error, it is an unambiguously important producer of premium-quality wines.

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