Padthaway, SA

Padthaway began taking shape in 1952 as the centre of a soldier settlement scheme, 290km south-east of Adelaide. The name, in fact, is a corruption of an Aboriginal word meaning ‘good water,’ which, combined with the soil structure, might explain the area's relatively recent explosion on the Australian wine scene.

After the discovery of a strip of earth with a structure very similar to terra rossa soils of the famous Coonawarra region about 80km to the south, the first vines were planted at Padthaway in 1968 and quickly transformed marginal grazing land into a top wine producing strip

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Padthaway Estate Homestead B&B
Riddoch Hwy
Padthaway, SA, 5271
Ph: 08 8765 5039
Email: padthawayhmstd@rbm.com.au

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