Australian wine company Penfolds, part of the Foster's Group, is giving its Thomas Hyland range an Adelaide geographical appellation.

The Adelaide region of South Australia includes some of Australia's best known wine-producing areas, such as Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Eden Valley, Langhorne Creek and McLaren Vale. 

"Sourcing the Penfolds Thomas Hyland wines from the Adelaide region is our way of showcasing the finest wines that the Adelaide region can produce from the only winery that truly calls Adelaide home," the company said yesterday (12 December).

Peter Gago, chief winemaker at Penfolds, said that the time was right to move to a geographical appellation for the brand, which was first introduced in 2001.