On 1 July 2016 Adelaide, South Australia joined the exclusive group of Great Wine Capitals - an internationally renowned network which will strengthen our global reputation for premium food and wine tourism.
The global network includes the 9 internationally renowned wine regions of:
- San Francisco/Napa Valley (US)
- Bordeaux (France)
- Bilbao/Rioja (Spain)
- Lausanne (Switzerland)
- Mainz/Rheinhessen (Germany)
- Mendoza (Argentina)
- Porto (Portugal)
- Valparaìso/Casablanca Valley (Chile)
- Verona (Italy).
South Australia excels in producing premium wine, provides exceptional wine tourism and has some of the oldest vines in the world. Being a member of the Great Wine Capitals will ensure these industries continue to grow.
Adelaide is the gateway to all 18 of South Australia's regions from the Barossa, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek, Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Riverland.
There are more than 200 cellar doors within an hour's drive from Adelaide and a number of large wine companies have their production bases in South Australia.
Adelaide is also home to the National Wine Centre and all national wine industry representative and research bodies.
The founding partners of Adelaide's membership in the Great Wine Capitals Global Network are:
- Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA)
- the South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA)
- the South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC)
- Brand South Australia.