One of the best-kept secrets in Australian viticulture, Langhorne Creek is one of Australia's oldest wine regions. The region is nestled among gum trees on the Bremer and Angas rivers. Langhorne Creek is less than a one-hour drive from Adelaide.

 

Here you can escape to picturesque vineyards and spend a day among the vines tasting sumptuous food, drinking premium wines and meeting the winemakers.

35° 15'S
Latitude
30m
Altitude
140mm
Growing season rainfall

Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

Generally the wines are immediately accessible, soft and fragrant. Flavours are in the red berry spectrum, often with gentle minty and chocolate overtones. As in the Clare Valley, Malbec adds a particular dimension when added to the blend, providing a juicy wine with loads of cassis and dark berry flavours. 

Shiraz and Blends

Often released as a single varietal but also blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Malbec, Shiraz produces strikingly fruity wines with flavours/aromas of cherry and mint. Its hallmark regional softness finishes with a hint of spice.

Top varieties grown in Langhorne Creek
Climate
  • The growing season climate is predominantly shaped by the onshore southerly winds blowing directly from the Southern Ocean across Lake Alexandrina. The prevailing southerlies reduce daytime temperature fluctuations. 
  • These southerlies also decrease sunshine hours and overall summer temperatures, while increasing the relative humidity. 
  • The majority of rainfall occurs in winter and spring. 
  • Irrigation is universally practised, in part by the unique method of diverting the Bremer River and deliberately flooding the land in late winter. 
Soil
  • Langhorne Creek’s fertile soils are predominantly deep, alluvial sandy loams that vary in colour from red-brown to dark grey, with patches of black, self-mulching clays. 
  • All soil types promote vine vigour, generous canopies and cropping levels.