Langhorne Creek has a wine history dating back to 1850. Traditionally a red wine growing district well known for its full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and red blends. With a surprisingly cool climate, the region also produces exceptionally flavoured white and fortified wines.
Location: 60km South-East of Adelaide
Topography: Defined by Mount Lofty Ranges to the West and North and Lake Alexandrina to the South. On average around 20-50 metres above sea level. 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.
Climate: The growing season climate is predominantly shaped by the onshore southerly winds blowing directly from the Southern Ocean across Lake Alexandrina.