Established 1976

Petaluma was founded in 1976 on the simple belief that to make the best wine, you must plant the right grape varieties in the right regions. This is our ‘distinguished vineyards’ philosophy that takes us to Coonawarra for Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, Clare Valley for Riesling, and Adelaide Hills for Chardonnay and Shiraz. All Petaluma sites have been meticulously chosen based on their aspect, soil, drainage and rainfall to ensure this ultimate site expression.

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Key Wines

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Hanlin Hill Riesling

Hanlin Hill Riesling


The slate geology and climate of the The Hanlin Hill vineyard are perfect for producing the highest quality Riesling with a backbone of high natural acidity and intense rich lime flavours.

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Piccadilly Valley, Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

Piccadilly Valley, Adelaide Hills Chardonnay


Sourced from the coolest viticultural region in South Australia, 30 year old vines produce delicate Chardonnay flavours and high natural acid as a benchmark Australian Chardonnay.

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B&V Vineyard Shiraz

B&V Vineyard Shiraz


The underlying micaceous granitic schist geology of Mount Barker is ideal for Shiraz. A spicy, brooding aromatic dry red. A heady aroma, vibrant rich fruit and lovely integrated French oak.

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Coonawarra Merlot

Coonawarra Merlot


Sourced from Coonawarra, a deep brooding, dense rich dry red. Ripe plums and blackcurrant aromas and flavours are backed up with subtle delicate oak. Abundant tannins and sweet fruit.

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Evans Vineyard Coonawarra

Evans Vineyard Coonawarra


A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this wine has a typical Coonawarra bouquet of black currant, hint of plum and wonderful soft sandy tannins.

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Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay

Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay


Sourced from the very first planting of Chardonnay in the Adelaide Hills. Full, ripe, white peach aromas, hints of almond and cinnamon before a, long, nutty, viscous finish.

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White Label Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc

White Label Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc


Sourced exclusively from vineyards in South Australia’s cool climate Adelaide Hills, its full of vibrant aromas, exotic herbaceous notes and zesty refreshing finish. 

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White Label Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

White Label Adelaide Hills Chardonnay


A bright, fruit forward wine with notes of pure white stone fruits and citrus, a fine creamy texture and a fresh, vibrant acid drive.

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White Label Cabernet Sauvignon

White Label Cabernet Sauvignon


A Coonawarra Cabernet of elegance, balance and pure varietal character. Subtle French oak integration creates a full flavoured, rich dry red, with cassis and cedar.

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History

Regarded as a crusader of the modern Australian wine industry, Petaluma has developed a prestigious reputation with five-star awards and Langton Classifications.

The Piccadilly vineyards were planted in the 1980’s. In 1990 the first Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay was released under the iconic label. The B&V Vineyard in Mt Barker in the Adelaide Hills planted in 1992, Hanlin Hill in 1968, and our Evans Vineyard in Coonawarra was planted in 1968 and named after the former chairman of Petaluma, Len Evans.

Today, we have a dedicated team of grape growers and winemakers, working together to carefully craft truly great elegant wines.
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Winemaking

Uncompromising Craftsmanship. Our Petaluma wines of today show the trademark Petaluma elegance and continue the long-held philosophy of hand selecting the fruit for each wine from exceptional vineyards in our most distinguished viticultural sites.

Leading the winemaking and winery management for the Petaluma, Senior Winemaker Teresa Heuzenroeder brings with her an undeniable passion for meticulous winemaking. After more than twenty years perfecting her craft, her approach to winemaking remains unchanged; to create wines from classic varieties with elegance, finesse and balance that convey their sense of place.