Piccadilly Trail: taste our Hills wine sub-region
THE PICCADILLY VALLEY WINE SUB-REGION WAS OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED IN APRIL 2000, FOR ITS RARE SOILS AND SPECIFIC MICRO-CLIMATE.
The subregion spans a short distance from Summertown in the north and Stirling and Aldgate in the south. Yet it packs a punch in the wine world.
This area sits at the highest altitudes in the Adelaide Hills — many Piccadilly Valley vineyards are located between 500m and 600m above sea level, compared to around 400m across the rest of the Adelaide Hills.
This means fruit ripens in some of the coolest growing conditions in Australia. And with a whopping 1,200mm of rainfall a year, there is little need to irrigate.
The Piccadilly Valley specialises in the production of cool-climate wines, particularly Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Want to taste the excellent wines coming out of the Piccadilly Valley wine sub-region?
Visit four iconic Piccadilly Valley wineries (us at Greenhill Wines, CRFT Wines, Ashton Hills Vineyard, and Tapanappa Wines), purchase a bottle from each and collect a stamp to receive a complimentary set of two Riedel Pinot glasses.
More info: piccadillytrail.com