Why Langhorne Creek Wine Region should be your next summer escape

Long, lazy days and balmy evenings make summer the perfect time to unwind or celebrate – and there’s no better place to escape to than Langhorne Creek.

Picture looking out over rolling lawns surrounded by stunning vineyard views and bright blue skies, while you tuck into mouth-watering local food and cool, crisp premium wines (and gins and beers!).

With its laid-back vibe and welcoming wineries, it’s easy to lose yourself for a day or long weekend exploring the Langhorne Creek Wine Region.

Ready to relax? Here’s why you should head straight to Langhorne Creek.

Sip something different

One of the truly special secrets to Langhorne Creek’s success is its incredible cellar of alternate varieties, meaning you can sip something different here.

Kimbolton Wines boasts the world-first Sparkling Montepulciano, as well as the Spanish Carignan variety and the bright and fresh Fiano. At Lake Breeze you’ll find the likes of Malbec, Nero d’Avola, Grenache and Vermentino, alongside award-winning traditional reds.

Langhorne Creek is world-renowned for its red wines, and historic Bleasdale is one of the best places to go for these. Tracing its heritage back to the 1850s, when Frank Potts planted the first Shiraz and Verdelho vines, the old red gum press is an iconic stop for visitors at the cellar door.

If gin’s more your thing, you can’t go wrong with the Willson Small Batch Gin at Bremerton.

Long lunches

It’s time to sit back and really relax – and a long lunch is just the way to do it. Whether you’re celebrating with family, escaping with friends or looking for a romantic experience, there are so many great dining options to choose from.

In the heart of Langhorne Creek, The Winehouse offers fine dining with a delectable menu that’s sure to please all palates. Its wine list has an impressive selection of smaller local labels including Gipsie Jack, Ben Pott’s, John’s Blend, and Heartland – as well as the popular Meechi Brewing beers.

The Lake Breeze cellar door is also a must-visit. Voted Halliday’s Best Value Winery of the Year for 2022, the Chef’s Feed Me menu is a highlight.

For the best wood-fired pizzas, check out Bremerton – its recently expanded cellar door is surrounded by lawns and gardens that are perfect for relaxing with the whole family. Pizza’s also on the menu at Angas Plains – and don’t miss their cellar-baked fresh scones with local jam and cream.

For the grazers at heart, Bleasdale offers a ‘pick your own’ platter, or choose from the multiple grazing options at Kimbolton Wines.

Kick back with friends

Take the hassle out of organising things by grabbing a group of friends and a ticket to one of the regular summer events at Langhorne Creek.

Look out for regular live music weekends at Kimbolton Wines, Bremerton Wines’ Summer Series events, Bleasdale’s Tour Down Under Lawn Party, Blooms and Bubbles workshops at Vineyard Road, and Angas Plains’ Saturday twilight music nights.

Spend a day – or a whole weekend

Within an easy 50-minute drive from Adelaide, you can easily spend a day or a whole weekend discovering everything on offer.

All of the local wineries are within an easy drive of each other, and each has its own attractions.

Vineyard Road offers wine and chocolate pairing experiences, while Kimbolton Wines has all ages covered with its Kids Flights for the young ones and Wine and Cheese flights for the grown-ups.

WindSong Wines is perfect for art lovers with regular exhibitions, and Rusticana offers Langhorne Creek’s iconic Newman’s Horseradish condiments.

Don’t want to drive? Juggle House Experiences have you covered. Jump onboard their Grapes for Good Tour for a luxurious day exploring six local wineries whose top drops raise much-needed funds for Monarto Safari Park animal conservation efforts worldwide (just another reason to feel good about your summer escape).

Make sure you really unwind by staying the night in one of River Shack Rentals’ stunning properties. There are holiday homes with river views only a short drive away at Murray Bridge, White Sands or Wellington, so you can wake up to a brilliant river sunrise or head out on the water for a relaxing swim or kayak.

Extend your adventure and discover the Coorong National Park on a Spirit of the Coorong cruise where you’ll immerse yourself in spectacular scenery, learn about the area’s rich Indigenous heritage and have a go at the ‘Coorong Shuffle’ to catch your own delicious pipis for lunch. You’ll discover why their team was recently titled the best Tour & Transport Operator of SA at the South Australian Tourism Awards.

So, start planning your escape to the ‘Creek this summer – we’ll meet you there.