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.
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.
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
Predominantly grey-brown or brown loamy sands
Some patches of mostly sandy soils