Adelina Wines Refusal To Lie Chardonnay, Piccadilly Valley, Adelaide Hills
Col McBryde and Jennie Gardner founded Adelina in 2002. Their wines are both meticulously crafted and beautifully presented. The Adelina vineyards are in Spring Farm Valley, just south of the Clare township, where their neighbours include Wendouree, Aberfeldy and Sevenhill Cellars. The small Adelina estate plantings, some going back to 1910, are mostly Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro.
Located to the east of Adelaide,the Adelaide Hills is part of the Mount Lofty Ranges. Considered a cool-climate region, most vineyards are situated at elevations between 450 to 550 metres. Rainfall is relatively high and spring frosts often pose problems. Hot northerly winds also make bush fires a real threat in the region. Adelaide Hills is a jigsaw of meso-climates, with the best vineyards centred around Piccadilly Valley and Lenswood in protected sites facing north or north-east. Soils are derived from schistic and sedimentary rock; typically well-drained sandy loams over red clay interspersed with schistic gravels. A premium wine-growing region, Adelaide Hills is best known for crisp, lively Sauvignon Blanc and elegant cool climates styles of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz.