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Ricca Terra, Riverland

Alternative varieties from one of the leading producers of this style in Australia

Ricca Terra is an incredibly unique cluster of vineyards in the Riverland area of South Australia around 210km north east of Adelaide in Barnera, founded by Ashley and Holly Ratcliff in 2003.

Focussed on producing exciting and drinkable wines from "alternative" varietals rather than the more traditional for the region, they have become one of the leading producers of these styles in Australia, which are incredibly well suited to the hot Riverland region with its swaths of vineyards hugging the Murray river as it snakes towards the sea.


  • Alternative varieties which include, Nero d'Avola, Lagrein, Zibibbo, Fiano as well as superior clones of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Terra Rossa soils
  • Recognised by numerous bodies for its on-going contribution to the Australian wine industry and the environment
  • Identifies varietals most suited to specific plots
  • Overturning the myth that Riverland produces cheap, uninteresting wines