Adelaide Hills lies with its hills in southern Australia, in an environment where a stable sunny climate is hard to find. Rain is definitely indispensable in this area. On the map Adelaide Hills perhaps means little but the wines from these vineyards have built a very good reputation. Because of the many micro-climates, also called ‘Mini Europe “, they did not plant the most suitable grape varieties. The large temperature differences between day and night have convinced the vintners that the cultivation of Chardonnay is extremely favourable.
Find below my Adelaide Hills region wine reviews of some of its quality Chardonnays.
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The wine sale company, of which I am an affiliate and as such have been promoting their wines, has meanwhile discontinued this affiliate service. This is why I was forced to cancel the reviews of the wines offered through this site.
In order to resume my services to you, I am looking for other companies to promote their wines for the Australian market. However, at the moment none seem to be present. There was one such firm available, but it will not allow affiliates from outside Australia. I will keep looking for next opportunities which will allow me to review the excellent Australian Chardonnays again and offer you the best in the world.
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I am a big fan of wine. Mostly red French wine. My wife is also. Your reviews make me want to try these wines from Australia. I’m also into the best years of particular wines. Any info on that?
Hi Kirk, thanks for your comment. In my reviews you will usually see the best vintages for a particular Chardonnay, of course depending on availability. Cheers, Jerry
I’ve really tried and failed thus far to find a chardonnay that I actually like. So I gave up on it several years ago and haven’t tried one since. However, my girlfriend is more adventurous than me and really wants to try a few and see whether or not we like them. So this page is actually a fantastic starting point for us. Our of curiosity, do you have a favourite non-Australian chardonnay?
Hi Roar, Australian Chardonnays are among my favourites. If I would have to choose outside this area, I would go for a Napa Valley, California Chardonnay, a French Meursault or a Chile one from the Limari Valley. By the way, I have reviewed them all. Just go to my page listing all the reviews here. I hope you find what you are looking for. If you have any more questions, just keep them coming. Cheers, Jerry
I have always been a lover of wine. I have to admit chardonnay is not my favorite type of wine, but your review does make it sound delicious. Why do you suggest removing it from the refrigerator 15 minutes before serving? And what is your opinion in using chardonnay as a cooking wine in gourmet cooking? Does it add to the flavor do you think? Thank you!
Hi Stephanie, A refrigerator will keep the wine at 4-6 degrees celsius, whereas you should drink at at 10-12 degrees. Hence the 15 minutes (it will also warm up some in your glass). Using Chardonnays for cooking (the ones you also drink) is an absolute good idea. It replaces part of the cooking oil and fat and gives a distinct flavour to the dish. More information you can find here. I have also listed some recipes in this post. Cheers, Jerry