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A Guide to Langhorne Creek

March 01, 2019

Where is Langhorne Creek?

Langhorne Creek is a wine region that is located in the northeast area of the Fleurieu Peninsula approximately an hour’s drive from Adelaide, South Australia. This region stretches from Lake Alexandrina on its Southern fringes towards the town of Langhorne Creek in the north.

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Image taken from Wine Australia



The Climate

Langhorne Creek has a cool maritime climate with an average January temperature of approximately 20 degrees.

The growing season climate is extensively shaped by the onshore southerly winds blowing directly from the Southern Ocean across Lake Alexandria. The sweeping southerlies help to reduce daytime temperature fluctuations. The southerlies increase the relative humidity however also decrease sunshine hours and overall summer temperatures.

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Image taken from Alexandrina



Altitude

Langhorne Creek has an altitude of 24.4m (above sea level) and sits on an ancient flood plain which has been created by the Angas and Bremer rivers which is swelling with water that is descending from the Mount Lofty Ranges.

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Image taken from SeawellApartments



The Varietals

Every region has a hero varietal and this regions would be Cabernet Sauvignon. Other grape varieties include Shiraz, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Verdelho and Chardonnay.

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Image taken from Adelaide Party Buses

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