Langhorne Creek

78 kilometres from Adelaide

With the oldest recorded Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the world and families that have been making wine for five generations or more, it's fair to say wine is in the blood in Langhorne Creek. What makes the area truly special is its blend of the old and the new, drawing on its proud heritage to create exciting wine styles that reflect the vitality and passion of the people who live and work here.

Its winemakers and grape growers are not afraid to break the rules, which is one reason why Langhorne Creek is Australia's largest premium red grape growing region and one of the most awarded wine regions.

The cooling lake and ocean breezes (the locals call it the air conditioner) gives the red and white wines their distinctive character, memorable flavours that are friendly and approachable providing the perfect accompaniment to food.

Wine aside, the landscape is inspiring, with ancient gum trees, windmills that used to pump water, standing retired in the vineyards amongst rows of vines that date back more than 100 years.

A little over 10 years ago, just four wineries operated out of Langhorne Creek, but today you'll find 18 wineries and eight cellar doors.

fast fact

Langhorne Creek is home to the oldest documented Cabernet vines in the world, located at the Metala Vineyard in Lake Plains.


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