The Southern Flinders Ranges Wine Region surrounds the towns of Gladstone, Port Pirie and Jamestown. This region has always done well where tourism is concerned due to the regions history, beauty, and features such as Alligator Gorge and Mount Remarkable National Park. This wine region has the task of producing premium wines for wineries and large companies alike in the neighbouring regions of Clare Valley and the Barossa Valley.
The first vines were planted in the late 1890's. Production has been steady ever since, however, this region has only in the last ten years been exceeding commercially. This is due to the proximity to the Barossa market, reduced water expenditure and early harvesting.
Most of the regions vineyards and wineries are found on the slopes of the ranges at altitudes of between 350m and 550m above sea level. Due to this elevation, the usually warm climate is cooler on the slopes and the winds from the Spencer Gulf.