Langhorne Creek is one of Australia's most historic winegrowing areas, with the oldest established wineries dating back to the mid-19th Century, and some plots of vines that have passed a century in age. The region is primarily a red wine producer, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz making up approximately 70 percent of the total vineyard area. Other red grapes grown here include Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Langhorne Creek has also made a name for its quality white wines, especially Verdelho, which offers clean varietal aromas of citrus fruits, honeysuckle and a characteristic viscous texture. Chardonnay is also finding favor with local producers.