One of the best-kept secrets in Australian wine, Langhorne Creek is one of Australia's oldest wine regions. The region is nestled among gum trees on the Bremer and Angas rivers, and is less than a one-hour drive from Adelaide.
You can escape to picturesque vineyards and spend a day in the vineyards tasting sumptuous food, drinking premium wines and meeting the regions knowledgeable and often eccentric winemakers.
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
Altitude creates various meso-climates but overall the climate is cool
The region is very hilly with various valleys and sub-valleys
Some west facing slopes in the northern area are warm enough to ripen Cabernet Sauvignon
Most of the region is best suited to early ripening varieties