Padthaway, SA

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Padthaway, SA

A part of the Limestone Coast region, Padthaway is about a half-days drive southeast from ...
A part of the Limestone Coast region, Padthaway is about a half-days drive southeast from Adelaide, just a tick from the Victorian border. Chardonnay thrives here, with notable production of pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon and shiraz adding to the total annual crush. History The area sits on terra rosa soil, with good drainage into a limestone base. Quite swampy in spots (it was nicknamed "Mosquito Plains" in the mid-1800s), the area has good bore water supply, which led to the CSIRO recommending the area for horticultural development in 1944 (it was primarily a livestock farming area back then). But with the Australian wine industry in a ditch in the ... Read Full Article
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