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
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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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2010 Heartland Unlabelled Cabernet Sauvignon

2010 Heartland Unlabelled Cabernet Sauvignon

We normally don't ever sell cleanskins here at Cracka, but this unlabelled Cabernet was just to good to refuse! Made by Langhorne Creek up-and-comers Heartland Wines, this big and ballsy Cabernet Sauvignon showcases all of the hearty richness tha...

Cracka rating80
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
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
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
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
2011 Lake Breeze Reserve Chardonnay

2011 Lake Breeze Reserve Chardonnay

From one of the cooler areas of South Australia - Langhorne Creek - this is pretty good value for the contents in the bottle. Aromas of white peaches, citrus and dairy decorate the nose, before leaping onto the light to medium-bodied palate. It's ...

Cracka rating80
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
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
2012 Bleasdale Bremerview Shiraz

2012 Bleasdale Bremerview Shiraz

It’s got that rich, concentrated Langhorne Creek signature of fruit with spicy berry aromas and a rich fruitcake character. The palate is dense with generous berried fruit and some subtle oak. It will pair brilliantly with barbecued meats.

Cracka rating80
Region: Langhorne Creek
2012 Quarisa Wines Treasures Shiraz

2012 Quarisa Wines Treasures Shiraz

Dig around the vinous undergrowth and you’ll discover some real treasures and that’s what John Quarisa has unearthed with this Shiraz from Langhorne Creek. It’s the quality of the winemaking and the fruit that makes this wine such a winner and a v...

Cracka rating70
Region: Langhorne Creek
2012 Hand Crafted by Geoff Hardy Graciano

2012 Hand Crafted by Geoff Hardy Graciano

Graciano is a cheeky, less well known red grape that hails from Rioja in Spain. In Langhorne Creek however - where the grapes where this particular wine are grown - Graciano ends up as a big and bold, meaty wine that is full of chunky red fruit po...

Cracka rating70
Region: Langhorne Creek
2012 Bullant Cabernet Merlot

2012 Bullant Cabernet Merlot

Greg Follett the winemaker behind the legendary Lake Breeze wines in Langhorne Creek has blended a ripper of a wine that deserves a place in your wine rack if you want to rely on affordable mid-week reds. It’s a drink now red, which means it reall...

Cracka rating70
Region: Langhorne Creek
2012 Bullant Shiraz

2012 Bullant Shiraz

Made by Lake Breeze, the success story of Langhorne Creek, the Bullant range is named after the bullants that are known to harass vineyard workers. This fresh and approachable red is designed to be drunk in its youth with vibrant fruit flavours, w...

Cracka rating80
Region: Langhorne Creek
2008 Bullant Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

2008 Bullant Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

This is a fresh and clean classic dry white which reflects the cool climate in which it was grown. It shows a lifted aroma of gooseberries and passionfruit with a hint of freshly cut grass. These flavours follow through to the palate which is long...

Cracka rating70
Region: Langhorne Creek
2013 Bleasdale Potts' Catch Verdelho

2013 Bleasdale Potts' Catch Verdelho

Bleasdale are one of the oldest wineries in the historic region of Langhorne Creek and are continue to produce wines that are true to the area and Verdelho was one of the first varieties planted by the founder, Frank Potts. Here’s a Verdelho that’...

Cracka rating80
Region: Langhorne Creek
2013 Lake Breeze Vermentino

2013 Lake Breeze Vermentino

Vermentino is the 'new kid on the block' in the world of Aussie whites, and this offering from Lake Breeze is a pretty good example. Aromas of apples, pears and florals adorn the nose, whilst the palate is light-bodied, bright and racy, with juicy...

Cracka rating90
Region: Langhorne Creek
2012 Lake Breeze Bernoota Shiraz Cabernet

2012 Lake Breeze Bernoota Shiraz Cabernet

The great Australian blend of Shiraz and Cabernet is in good hands with the good people at Lake Breeze as winemaker Greg Follett steers this historic family owned winery onto commercial success. The Bernoota is one of the best examples of this ble...

Cracka rating80
Region: Langhorne Creek
2012 Lake Breeze Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Lake Breeze Cabernet Sauvignon

It’s one of the most famous winery names in Langhorne Creek and it consistently produces one of the regions finest reds, this one has managed to swag three gold medals and continues to improve in the bottle. Expect a regional hit of mint and black...

Cracka rating90
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