Our Region

Nangkita Vineyard Estate is located in the north of the Southern Fleurieu wine region. Once in the shadows of McLaren Vale, its high-profile northern neighbour, the Southern Fleurieu now has its own spotlight and a bright future in wine.

At the tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula lies this burgeoning wine region, popular for its bright beaches and vibrant wines. National parks, sandy beaches and top restaurants make Southern Fleurieu one of South Australia’s most popular holiday destinations. Its vineyards punctuate a diverse landscape of gentle slopes and hills, and small wineries produce a growing range of premium wines. 

“At least in climate terms, the lower Fleurieu Peninsula has arguably the best conditions in all of mainland South Australia for table wine production”
Dr John Gladstones, Viticultural Climate Researcher

About The Region

Quick Facts

Latitude: 34.49° S
Longitude: 138.50° E
Total vineyard area: 488 hectares

THE ENVIRONMENT​

Covering the tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula, the Southern Fleurieu is one of five wine regions that make up the Fleurieu. It’s just over an hour’s drive from Adelaide to the region’s largest town of Victor Harbor.

Climate and Altitude

The Mediterranean climate in this hilly region is influenced by the surrounding ocean, making the region cool by South Australian standards.

  • 235mm average growing season rainfall
  • 20℃ average temperature
  • 0-442m altitude

Soil

The clay loams and buckshot gravel soils are well suited to viticulture and support moderate vine growth.

Common Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon

Intense and distinctive.

Total plantings: 24,700 hectares
First planted: Mid 1800s

Shiraz

Australia’s iconic red wine.

Total plantings: 39,900 hectares
First planted: Early 1800s

Sauvignon Blanc

Fresh and tropical.

Total plantings: 6,100 hectares
First planted: 1800s

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