South Australia’s regional communities are the backbone of our economy.

Each region offers unique mix of products from:

  • farmers
  • fishers
  • food manufacturers
  • winemakers.

Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) are working with the State Government to support the Premium Food and Wine from our Clean Environment strategic priority.

Benefits of the strategy include regional development and increased tourism.

South Australia’s regions

Adelaide City and Adelaide Hills

  • Adelaide was voted Australia’s most livable city.
  • The vibrant café and restaurant culture celebrates our best local produce and wine.
  • The rolling Adelaide Hills boasts cellar doors, artisan cheese producers and lush vineyards.

Other regional produce includes jams and preserves, vegetables and gourmet food products.

Discover Adelaide and the Adelaide Hills.

Barossa Valley

  • The world famous region has been producing wine since 1842.
  • Its German heritage has influenced local bakeries, restaurants and food producers.
  • Regional produce includes poultry, fruit, cured meats and preserves.

Discover the Barossa Valley.

Eyre Peninsula and West Coast

  • The region has some of the cleanest waters in the world.
  • Seafood from this area highly sought after in local and international markets.

Key regional produce includes:

  • Southern bluefin tuna
  • kingfish
  • oysters and mussels
  • scallops and prawns
  • abalone
  • agricultural products such as wheat, barley and livestock.

Discover the Eyre Peninsula.

Far North

  • The Far North is South Australia’s largest region and spreads across sparsely settled land.
  • Key regional produce includes sheep and cattle production.

Discover the Far North.

Fleurieu Peninsula

  • The region’s McLaren Vale is famous for its cellar doors and wineries.
  • Key regional produce includes wine, olives, almonds, livestock and dairy cattle.

Discover the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Kangaroo Island

  • Home to the world’s only purebred Ligurian bees, which were imported from Italy in 1884.
  • The colony produces safe, quality honey thanks to strict bans on bee and honey imports.
  • The island produces the only sheep milk cheese in South Australia.

Regional produce also includes:

  • abalone, oysters and rock lobster
  • cheese and other dairy products.

Discover Kangaroo Island.

Limestone Coast

  • The region has fertile soils, underground water and reliable rainfall.
  • It generates one-third of the value of South Australia’s agricultural produce from only 2% of its land mass.
  • The Coonawarra region is famous for its red wines and terra rossa soils.

Key regional produce includes:

  • lamb and beef
  • fruit and vegetables
  • rock lobster, salmon and farmed barramundi
  • dairy
  • forestry.

Discover the Limestone Coast.

Riverland and Murraylands

  • The region is centered on the iconic River Murray, which runs more than 600 km through the state.
  • It is one of Australia’s major citrus and almond growing regions.
  • Each year, the region exports about 500 containers of citrus to Japan alone.

Key regional produce includes:

  • fresh and dried fruit and vegetables
  • wine
  • almonds
  • poultry and cured meats
  • grains
  • preserves.

Discover the Riverland and Murraylands.

Yorke Peninsula and Mid-North

  • The region’s limestone soil makes it highly productive.
  • It is famous for its high quality barley and is home to a diverse farming sector.
  • Its world-renowned Clare Valley produces premium wine and has an emerging gourmet food movement.
  • Key regional produce includes barley, beef, sheep, wine and seafood.

Discover the Yorke Peninsula.

Page Last Reviewed: 20 Jul 2016
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