Vineyards of South Australia

Stock Photography By Christina Jablonski

The South Australia's wine producing regions of the Riverland, Barossa and Clare Valleys are some of the most attractive tourist destinations. A traveller can explore their numerous wineries and vineyards, learn about the varieties of grapes, their harvest and process of making wine. In the small towns with the churches and old houses one can find a range of places to enjoy a light lunch or dinner with a glass of some famous local wine.

Sigismondi Estate Wines, Riverland, South Australia
Sigismondi Estate Wines,
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White Riesling Grapes, Clare Valley, South Australia
White Riesling Grapes, Clare
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Japanese windflowers, South Australia
Japanese windflowers, South
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Bird netting in vineyards, South Australia
Bird netting in vineyards,
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Merlot grapes, Lyrup, South Australia
Merlot grapes, Lyrup, South
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Paringa Suspension Bridge, South Australia
Paringa Suspension Bridge,
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Shiraz grapes, Barossa Valley, South Australia
Shiraz grapes, Barossa Valley,
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Murtho Forest, South Australia
Murtho Forest, South Australia
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Table grapes, South Australia
Table grapes, South Australia
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Shiraz grapes, Lyrup, South Australia
Shiraz grapes, Lyrup, South
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Gum trees & saltbush, South Australia
Gum trees & saltbush, South
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A tractor, Lyrup, South Australia
A tractor, Lyrup, South
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Grape harvester, South Australia
Grape harvester, South
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Bird nets in a vineyard, South Australia
Bird nets in a vineyard, South
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Riesling grapes, Clare Valley, South Australia
Riesling grapes, Clare Valley,
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Riverland vineyard, South Australia
Riverland vineyard, South
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Image Details for Vineyards of South Australia

1. Sigismondi Estate Wines, Riverland, South Australia. An interesting issue in managing vineyards is the use of location based technology, GPS and lasers to place thousands of poles supporting the plants in their precise symmetrical positions.

2. White Riesling Grapes, Clare Valley, South Australia. White Riesling grapes came originally from Germany and adapted well to the climatic and soil conditions in Australia. The Clare Valley, where this cluster was photographed, is one of the best regions for growing of these grapes.

3. Japanese windflowers, South Australia. The pictured flowers grew in one of the gardens in the township of Clare.

4. Bird netting in vineyards, South Australia. As the grapes ripen many birds find them an attractive source of food. Unfortunately when they damage the skins, grapes become more susceptible to various diseases and infestations. In some vineyards the nets like the pictured ones are used for protection.

5. Merlot grapes, Lyrup, South Australia. Merlot grapes are larger and lighter in colour than a shiraz variety. The wines made from these berries have less tannin and produce dry smooth wines.

6. Paringa Suspension Bridge, South Australia. Open in January 1927, this heritage bridge was built to carry a rail track (now a bike and pedestrian lane) and road traffic across the Murray River to Renmark. One of its spans can be opened daily to allow passage of large vessels.

7. Shiraz grapes, Barossa Valley, South Australia. This variety of grapes grown in South Australia has dark blue colours, reasonably thick skins and sweet taste. The wine from Barossa Valley is more concentrated in flavour than Shiraz from other wine growing regions in Australia.

8. Murtho Forest, South Australia. Here and there the land by the Murray River gently rises and changes its colour from sandy grey to rusty browns. Patches of wild flowers and bright green vegetation grow on the slopes. This image was taken in the Murtho Forest about fifteen kilometres from Paringa.

9. Table grapes, South Australia. A large percentage of grapes is used to produce wine but there is still a significant amount destined for fresh consumption, drying and juice. Some other products include grape seed oil and vine leaves used in some cuisines.

10. Shiraz grapes, Lyrup, South Australia. This variety of grapes grown in South Australia has dark blue colours, reasonably thick skins and sweet taste. The wine made from them would have rich colours, and strong plum and peppery flavours.

11. Gum trees & saltbush, South Australia. On the banks of the Murray River grow varieties of trees and shrubs. This nature scene was taken in the Muthro Forest about fifteen kilometres from Renmark.

12. A tractor, Lyrup, South Australia. The pictured here tractor was photographed on the Sigismondi Estate Wines in Lyrup. It is used there to tow the grape harvesters and other agricultural machines.

13. Grape harvester, South Australia. Mechanical harvesters have been used in Australia for about fifty years. The pictured machine removes grapes from vines with its specially designed shaking system. Berries are dropped onto a conveyor belt and transferred further to a holding bin.

14. Bird nets in a vineyard, South Australia. As the grapes ripen many birds find them an attractive source of food. Unfortunately when they damage the skins, grapes become more susceptible to various diseases and infestations. In some vineyards the nets like the pictured ones are used for protection.

15. Riesling grapes, Clare Valley, South Australia. White Riesling grapes came originally from Germany and adapted well to the climatic and soil conditions in Australia. The Clare Valley, where this cluster was photographed, is one of the best regions for growing of these grapes.

16. Riverland vineyard, South Australia. Among the rows of riesling grape vines soft grasses catch the sunlight and breeze.

 

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