Flowing since the dawn of time, the River is a journey itself, etched into the very dreaming of this rich, ancient place. Since forever it has carved its path – gracefully, slowly and with magnificent purpose. Winding its way through the ancient red soils and sandy loams, gifting a unique sense of place to this magical wine growing land.

The Riverland wine region stretches between the bends of the mighty Murray River and the vast edge of the Great Australian Outback. Its unique location and ideal climate gives rise to a viticultural and oenological masterpiece that is reflected in the diversity and quality of the wine offering it capably produces year on year. As old as its star filled skies, its colourful past now resonates loudly in the modern and cutting edge wine powerhouse it is today. In amongst this stand the colourful and highly skilled people that call this magical place home. Those who tend its soils, and capture its essence in a true representation of its remarkable terroir.

If you have yet to journey, to float, to immerse your mind, body and spirit in the wine of the Riverland… take this chance and clock on to river time.


Cellar Doors

Cellar Doors

With 12+ cellar doors in the region, plus a number of other producers including breweries, distilleries, and food producers, the Riverland offers a diverse wine and produce trail…


The Wine Story

The Wine Story

Producing a third of the total national crush, the Riverland is arguably Australia’s most important wine region. Traditionally under recognised, it’s setting the pace in a modern wine world…

Our Industry

With a focus on water efficiency, varietal choice, crop management and the influence of three levels of government, the Riverland is committed to growing smarter…


Our Industry

History

With a modern heritage very much influenced by the pioneering spirit of the early-to-mid century, the Riverland’s story is one of innovation, toil, and commercial acumen…

History Riverland on the Verge

Riverland on the Verge

Through this virtual reality tour, you can explore this stunning region from the comfort of your own home using our custom made 3D goggles… Events

Events

Centering around five active communities, the Riverland is a community that knows how to enjoy itself. Community and grower events are held across the year…

About Riverland Wine

The Riverland in South Australia is a long-established, warm climate wine-producing region, located east of the Barossa Valley, extending for 330 meandering kilometres along the Murray River. It is the largest Australian wine region by size, number of growers, volume of crush, and wine grape varieties. As such it is incredibly important to the Australian wine industry in terms of scale, economic contribution, diversity, export value, technology and structural change, and innovation. Riverland Wine is the face of the Riverland wine industry and proudly represents both South Australian Riverland winegrape growers and wineries. It is the union of the Riverland Winegrape Growers Association (RWGA) and the Riverland Wine Industry Development Council (RWIDC) after the two groups combined in 2010. Riverland Wine designs and advocates strategy that covers a range of key areas, and most importantly pursues and influences outcomes that will benefit the Riverland community, environment and economy. 0 % OF AUSTRALIA'S ANNUAL CRUSH 0 K TONNES CRUSHED 0 K HECTARES OF VINES 0 + WINE BRANDS 0 GRAPE GROWERS 0 COMMERCIAL VARIETALS 0 EXPORT MARKETS More about Riverland Wine Map showing the Riverland region of South Australia

Wine regions in the Riverland

BlanchetownRegarded as the entrance to the Riverland region from Adelaide, Blanchetown is a peaceful first stop on a Riverland road trip and presents a mix of pioneering history and modern fun, food and wine. Located in the traditional lands of the Ngarrindjeri people, Blanchetown was originally surveyed in October 1855 and named after Lady Blanche MacDonnell, the wife of the Governor of South Australia at the time, Sir Richard MacDonnell.Morgan Morgan, meaning 'meeting place', is located in the traditional lands of the Ngaiawang people. This is fitting as it is located on the right bank near a bend in the river system where it turns from flowing westwards to southwards and seemingly the river does slow down and pause. Once a busy river port in the days of the paddle steamers, it remains a beautiful town full of historical significance and charm. Now a relaxed and fun place to visit and experience all that the Riverland region has to offer, it remains a thriving rural community. Waikerie Some say Waikerie derives its name from Weikari, meaning ‘the rising’ and references the river. Others believe that the name means ‘many wings’ and references the giant swift moth called ‘wei kari’ by the Ngawait tribe who first inhabited this land. The moth is believed to be an ancient creator god and inhabited the land in the dreaming. Set on the south bank of the river, and one of the closest towns to Adelaide, it is charming and supports a bustling rural community. Its surrounding areas are an ecological wonderland and teem with birds and wetland wildlife. BarmeraMeaning ‘water place’ in the language of the Barmerara Meru clan of the Ngawadj people, who first inhabited the land back in the dreaming, Barmera is a stunning township located on the edge of Lake Bonney. Lake Bonney was first seen and used in 1838 when Charles Bonney and Joseph Hawdon drove cattle along the Murray River from New South Wales. LoxtonSet on the south bank of the river, Loxton is a charming town that is the centre of the northern Murray Mallee area. Settled by pioneers in the late 1800s and early 1900s, its story began in the romantic paddle steamer era when this type of travel was the only way to access the town. Loxton remains an active community centre in the Riverland and is a significant vine, citrus fruit and summer fruit growing area, and a dryland farming and grain cropping area.BerriBerri is a stunning riverside township established in 1911 and settled by the explorer Charles Sturt. The name Berri is from the Aboriginal Meri people whom first lived on this land, meaning ‘a wide bend in the river’. Proclaimed a town in 1911, it remains one of the most important centres in the Riverland and a stop-off in Berri is a must while on your Riverland adventure! RenmarkMeaning ‘red mud’ in the language of the original inhabitants of the land, the Naralte tribe, Renmark is the last major rural centre in South Australia when driving the Sturt Highway from Adelaide to Sydney. It is clear why the place was so called. Set on the banks of the Murray, its surrounding cliffs, river banks, river flats and land expanses are spectacular, made so from the red soils that characterise the region, and they set the scene for the vast outback and mallee scrub beyond. As the oldest irrigation settlement in SA as declared in 1884, Renmark remains important in the fabric of the modern Riverland. Blanchetown Morgan Waikerie Barmera Loxton Berri Renmark

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Waikerie Loxton Renmark Waikerie32.5°CWaikerie, South AustraliaVery hot. Partly cloudy. Humidity: 19% Wind: N at 15 kph Mon 36°C / 14°C Tue 34°C / 16°C Last observation: 11/01/2021 at 10:00 All weather data supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology. Loxton32.5°CLoxton, South AustraliaVery hot. Partly cloudy. Humidity: 19% Wind: N at 15 kph Mon 37°C / 16°C Tue 38°C / 19°C Last observation: 11/01/2021 at 10:00 All weather data supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology. Renmark34.7°CRenmark, South AustraliaVery hot. Partly cloudy. Humidity: 15% Wind: NW at 20 kph Mon 37°C / 16°C Tue 38°C / 19°C Last observation: 11/01/2021 at 10:00 All weather data supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology.

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