Located midway between Melbourne and Adelaide, the Mount Gambier wine region occupies the southern most area of South Australia.
Given its location the climate is strongly influenced by the Southern Ocean, leading to mild summers and cool wet winters. Located on a coastal plain, the region’s low, flat pains are interrupted in the south by volcanic cones, sinkholes and the remnant stranded beach ridges which are relics of sea coast migration during the last ice ages. The region sits on a limestone basement which stores the region’s highly regarded ground water. Being a cool region, the predominant varieties are Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling with some Cabernet planted on suitable sites.