Unearthing Viticulture in the Limestone Coast


The Limestone Coast of South Australia has a rich Human and Geological history, and its wine regions of Coonawarra, Mount Benson, Mount Gambier, Padthaway, Robe and Wrattonbully all have their own unique story to tell.




The 250 growers with 15,800 hectares of vineyard spread throughout the Limestone Coast are presented with very different environmental resources and challenges. It is important that we characterise this complexity, as understanding and preserving our natural resources provides the foundation of the winemaking diversity, and success of the Limestone Coast. Produced with the generous assisitance of the GWRDC Grassroots Program this document is an authoritative reference that summarises the Limestone Coast’s physical characteristics including the vineyards, climate, soils, landscape, geology, hydrology, and environmental resources. I encourage and invite you to take an exploratory tour, not only of our formal GI Regions, but also the other smaller viticultural areas that have their own interesting and distinctive attributes.

Allen Jenkins,

President, Limestone Coast Grape and Wine Council


Unearthing Viticulture in the Limestone Coast (30MB)


The Production of this document was funded through the GWRDC Grassroots Regional Program.