Little gems: Langhorne Creek

By Halliday Promotion

20 Nov, 2019

Head to South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula to discover the rich history and celebrated wines of idyllic Langhorne Creek.

    South Australia’s Langhorne Creek is a small, tight-knit community with a rich history of viticulture. Thanks to its proximity to Lake Alexandrina, the region has a cool, maritime climate, responsible for producing wines of boldness, depth and drinkability. The region dates back to 1850 when founder Frank Potts planted a little over 12 hectares of vineyards either side of the Bremer River. These days, the offering of wineries has grown substantially with a number of successful cellar doors producing a range of premium varietals – most notably, shiraz, malbec and cabernet sauvignon.

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  • Bleasdale

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    As the founding winery of Langhorne Creek, the Bleasdale cellar door has a notable atmosphere of history. Browse historic photographs and admire the remarkable Red Gum Press, built in 1892. Stay for a “Prestige Wine Flight” of premium Bleasdale wines or go behind the scenes of the winemaking process with the “Beyond the Cellar Door” tour.

    Ambassador: Robbie Potts
    Key varieties: Malbec, shiraz, cabernet and blends
    Flagship wine: Frank Potts

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  • Bremerton

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    Set among the vines, you’ll find the Bremerton cellar door housed in its historic, restored stone-barn. Stop by to experience a range of premium white and red varietals, a regionally inspired menu and view exhibitions by local artists. Enjoy a casual tasting or wine flight in the barn before lounging on the lawn with a pizza or a grazing platter while you take in the picturesque surrounds.

    Winemakers: Rebecca and Lucy Willson 
    Key varieties: Cabernet, shiraz, malbec, chardonnay and alternative varieties
    Flagship wine: Old Adam Shiraz, Tamblyn

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  • Kimbolton

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    Recently awarded the 2020 South Australian Best of Wine Tourism Award for wineries with outstanding architecture and landscape, the Kimbolton cellar door combines industrial shipping containers with recycled timber to create an earthy, modern setting. Observe the stunning landscape from the viewing platform at the top of the stairs, and discover the seasonally adaptive wine and cheese flights on offer.

    Winemakers: Nicole Clark and Brad Case
    Key varieties: Cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, montepulciano, carignan, malbec and fiano. 
    Flagship wine: The Rifleman Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • Lake Breeze

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    Lake Breeze is named after the cooling breeze that travels across the Langhorne Creek region from Lake Alexandrina, responsible for the region’s moderated climate. The historic cellar door dates back to 1930, with views over the winery’s 87 year-old vineyard, bordered by towering river red gums and roses. Settle in for a long lunch upstairs or outside on the terrace – or, enquire about Lake Breeze’s special small-batch varieties exclusive to the cellar door.

    Winemaker: Greg Follett
    Key varieties: cabernet sauvignon, shiraz
    Flagship wine: Arthur’s Reserve

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    *This article was produced by Halliday Wine Companion in partnership with the featured wineries.