Langhorne Creek

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Langhorne Creek
Latitude
Altitude
30m
Growing Season Rainfall
140mm
Mean January Temperature
19.9°C
Harvest
End February to late April
Wineries
26
Website
Cracka Rating 0

About Langhorne Creek

Langhorne Creek lies on the ancient floodplain of the Bremer River. Not far from the township of Strathalbyn, it is one of five distinct regions that make up the Fleurieu. Fertile alluvial soils and a temperate climate are the key to soft, mouth-watering reds with wonderful approachability and the capacity to age. Varietal cabernet sauvignon smacks of red currant and mint, while juicy shiraz is earthy and generous. These are supple wines that provide a valuable softening component in multi-regional blends. A typical Langhorne Creek blend combines shiraz and cabernet with plummy merlot or malbec. Tropical Verdelho and wood matured fortified wines are also traditional. Pioneered by Frank Potts in the 1860s, early Langhorne Creek vineyards are steeped in history. Now comprising 6,500 ha, sweeping expanses of high yielding vines are managed by flood irrigation and modern mechanisation systems. Warm weather gives richness and flavour tempered by southerly ocean winds over Lake Alexandrina. Small local estates and family cellar doors have been joined by large corporate holdings in recent years.

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2013 Zonte's Footstep Violet Beauregard Malbec

2013 Zonte's Footstep Violet Beauregard Malbec

Little wonder this picked up a massive trophy! The rich purple berry fruits and serious tannins mark this Langhorne Creek red as a wine for serious enjoyment, packing plenty of punch at a very fair price! 97 points, 2015 Royal Sydney Wine Show ...

Cracka rating100
Region: Langhorne Creek
2014 Zonte's Footstep Doctoressa di Lago Pinot Grigio

2014 Zonte's Footstep Doctoressa di Lago Pinot Grigio

The Zonte’s crew are a bunch of vinous renegades on a mission to make bloody good booze. They don’t take life very seriously but they are very serious about the quality of their wines. The names of the wines seem to get longer with each release an...

Cracka rating70
Region: Langhorne Creek
2012 Bremerton Tamblyn Cabernet Shiraz Malbec Merlot

2012 Bremerton Tamblyn Cabernet Shiraz Malbec Merlot

The Tamblyn is a dedication wine, named after winemaker Rebecca Willsons’ grandmother who migrated to Langhorne Creek from Cornwall in England. Thankfully she did make her home here else we might never had shared in Rebecca’s winemaking ability. T...

Cracka rating80
Region: Langhorne Creek
2009 Formby & Adams Leading Horse Cabernet Sauvignon

2009 Formby & Adams Leading Horse Cabernet Sauvignon

What's the old saying - "You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink." Well, maybe that's because he wasn't offered this bright, dark-fruited cab sav! Fleshy black berries decorate the nose, along with whiffs of toastiness and a spr...

Cracka rating70
Region: Langhorne Creek
2013 Heartland Spice Trader Shiraz Cabernet

2013 Heartland Spice Trader Shiraz Cabernet

From winemaking star Ben Glaetzer comes this not one but duel Trophy Winning classic Australian blend - Heartland's Spice Trader Shiraz Cabernet. It is a big and bold South Australian red with lashing of sweet blackberry fruit with a Cabernet powe...

Cracka rating100
Region: Langhorne Creek
2010 Zonte's Footstep Z-Force McLaren Vale Shiraz Petite Sir

2010 Zonte's Footstep Z-Force McLaren Vale Shiraz Petite Sir

If you like rich wines with a big personality, and want to support our armed forces veterans at the same time, this wine is for you. Part of the proceeds from every bottle goes to Legacy, and this wine is as bold as they are brave. Deep, dark,dens...

Cracka rating90
Region: Langhorne Creek
2012 Flemings '3 Dragons' Langhorne Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Flemings '3 Dragons' Langhorne Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Here we have a fuller-bodied style of shiraz out of Langhorne Creek from an excellent South Australian vintage. There's lots of dark berries and plums on the nose, with whiffs of mocha and mint joining the party. The palate is quite rich and fruit...

Cracka rating70
Region: Langhorne Creek
2009 Lake Breeze Arthur's Reserve Cabernet Blend

2009 Lake Breeze Arthur's Reserve Cabernet Blend

Anyone would be honoured to have a wine like this named after them, as it’s a scintillating blend of Cabernet, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Like liquid gold, this wine exhibits blackcurrant and violet aromas with a hint of mint. It’s balanced and long...

Cracka rating100
Region: Langhorne Creek
2012 Heartland Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Heartland Cabernet Sauvignon

The Heartland in question may well refer to Langhorne Creek known by many as the engine room of South Australia as grapes from the region are used in so many classic reds. This wine is brought to life by a passionate bunch of wine industry profess...

Cracka rating80
Region: Langhorne Creek
2012 Heartland Pinot Gris

2012 Heartland Pinot Gris

Wines made with heart and from the land, put them together and you get Heartland wines made by a collective of South Australian identities but headed by star winemaker Ben Glaetzer. This Gris is nicely rounded in texture and mouthfeel, as well as ...

Cracka rating70
Region: Langhorne Creek
NV Bleasdale Sparkling Shiraz

NV Bleasdale Sparkling Shiraz

People always think you have to wait till Christmas to open Sparkling Shiraz, but you’ll be hard pressed to wait for the weekend before opening this. Bleasdale are famed for their sumptuous Sparkling Shiraz that’s stacked with bags of berried effe...

Cracka rating90
Region: Langhorne Creek
2009 Bullant Chardonnay

2009 Bullant Chardonnay

Everyone needs a reliable white in the fridge and here’s a Chardonnay that will hit the refreshment meter every time. It’s the perfect example of the crowd pleaser on the table that people can’t wait to get in their glasses. A fruit dominant style...

Cracka rating80
Region: Langhorne Creek
2010 Bleasdale Generations Shiraz

2010 Bleasdale Generations Shiraz

Celebrating five generations of the Potts family, this is a full-bodied, succulently fruited number that shows lots of dark berries, plums and pepper spice on the nose, along with hits of dark chocolate, coffee and toasted vanilla. The palate is f...

Cracka rating90
Region: Langhorne Creek
2010 Lake Breeze Winemaker's Selection Shiraz

2010 Lake Breeze Winemaker's Selection Shiraz

Tyrannosaurus Rex. Diplodocus. Blue whale. Wooly Mammoth. All of these things we know are large. Very large in fact. The question is though, what would you drink with such large things (not that we're condoning eating whales or extinct mammals and...

Cracka rating80
Region: Langhorne Creek
2013 Bleasdale The Broad-Side Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Malb

2013 Bleasdale The Broad-Side Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Malb

Bleasdale and Langhorne Creek do three varieties really well - Cabernet, Shiraz and Malbec. Here they've mixed all three of these grapes varieties in a rich and chunky style of red that just commands meat. Lots of meat. Maybe a whole slab of meat...

Cracka rating80
Region: Langhorne Creek
2013 Lake Breeze Moscato

2013 Lake Breeze Moscato

Here we have a sweetie from Lake Breeze that would be great with jelly and ice-cream. Smells of musk florals, grapiness and citrus peel float out of the glass, whilst the palate is light, fizzy and sweet, with a nice line of acidity cleaning up th...

Cracka rating70
Region: Langhorne Creek
2014 Temple Bruer Preservative-Free Cabernet Merlot

2014 Temple Bruer Preservative-Free Cabernet Merlot

What does preservative free mean? Well, the addition of sulphur to ensure wines stay fresh, can set off allergies in those who are susceptible. Making a wine preservative free is the next best thing, however they are made with a drink now mentalit...

Cracka rating80
Region: Langhorne Creek
2006 Casa Freschi La Signora

2006 Casa Freschi La Signora

La Signora is our nebbiolo based cuvee grown at our Langhorne Creek vineyard. It is an elegant and enchanting wine with a beguiling perfume and silky texture that sits on a bed of beautifully fine, full savoury tannins.  Parcels exhibiting ex...

Cracka rating0
Region: Langhorne Creek
2006 Casa Freschi Profondo

2006 Casa Freschi Profondo

The resultant wine is deep in colour, with a complex nose of blackcurrant, earth, dried herbs and spice. The palate is rich in flavour and texture, with full silky tannins and a long, savoury finish.

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Region: Langhorne Creek
2008 Oddfellows Wines Merlot

2008 Oddfellows Wines Merlot

Oddfellows refers to a collective of winemakers, marketers, business heads and graphic designers on a mission to produce the best wine they can from Langhorne Creek. This Merlot proves it’s more than just a monochromatic grape with a rich aroma of...

Cracka rating80
Region: Langhorne Creek