Day trip to Langhorne Creek

Langhorne Creek, South Australia

By Judy Sarris

Day trip to Langhorne Creek

Photo by Bleasdale Vineyards

‘The Creek’ has a cool maritime climate, significantly cooler than McLaren Vale and the Barossa, partly due to what the locals call the Lake Doctor, a wind coming off Lake Alexandrina, a 600 sq km body of fresh water at the end of the Murray Darling River system. 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. Wineries from around South Australia are increasingly seeking Langhorne Creek’s Mediterranean varieties to use in their wines: montepulciano, tempranillo, touriga, verdelho, vermentino and fiano. So too are brands such as Vinteloper, Big Easy Radio, Alpha Box and Dice, SC Pannell and Switch. See how many of these cellar doors you can fit into a weekend away!

Bleasdale Vineyards

Best Additional Experience

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Bleasdale Vineyards

Langhorne Creek, SA

Gourmet Traveller WINE Star Cellar Door 2017 and 2018


Bremerton Wines

Best Large Cellar Door

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Bremerton Wines

Langhorne Creek, SA

Gourmet Traveller WINE Best Small Cellar Door 2017


The Winehouse

Best Small Cellar Door

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The Winehouse

Langhorne Creek, SA

Gourmet Traveller WINE Best Tasting Experience 2017 and 2018: Meechi brewing company


Rusticana Wines

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Rusticana Wines

Langhorne Creek, SA


Angas Plains Wines

Best Small Cellar Door

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Angas Plains Wines

Langhorne Creek, SA

Gourmet Traveller WINE Cellar Door with Best Food 2017


Lake Breeze Wines

Star Cellar Door

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Lake Breeze Wines

Langhorne Creek, SA

Gourmet Traveller WINE Best Large Cellar Door 2017 and 2018

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