Robe

South Australia

About

The seaport town of Robe is a perfect blend of beaches, limestone coast and more recently, boutique wineries. The enticing seaside stretch has a host of attractions, including cellar doors and eateries. The region may be in its early stages of grapegrowing and winemaking, but wine lovers can appreciate a range of cool-climate styles that set the region apart. 

Fresh styles of chardonnay and sauvignon blanc are among Robe’s hero varieties, but red wine quality is on the rise too. Shiraz is creating particular interest as producers work to highlight the grape’s complex, spiced notes.

Whether it’s fishing for prized King George whiting, surfing or paddle-boarding, camping amid the natural beauty or wining and dining, this region offers it in spades. Indulge in fresh seafood and crack open a Southern Rock Lobster, or snap up a photo opportunity at Robe’s famous stone landmark, Cape Dombey Obelisk. Visitors driving from Adelaide can expect to arrive within three and a half hours for an unforgettable getaway on this unspoiled coast.


James Halliday on Robe


In a perfect world, Robe would have joined forces with Mount Benson, making a single GI; however, viticultural politics rather than soil and/or climate considerations resulted in a long stand-off before Robe made its application to the GIC.

Robe is a historic and beautiful town with many limestone houses built in the 19th century, and a boat harbour for the many lobster-fishing vessels that work day and night during the lobster season. The largest vineyard is that established by Southcorp in 1994, which produces some very elegant chardonnay and shiraz; only the chardonnay has been bottled separately (once). There are those who think these wines deserve a better fate than to be anonymously blended away.

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