One of Australia’s best kept secrets and oldest wine regions with vines first planted in the 1860s.
An hour south-east from Adelaide, Langhorne Creek has been home to passionate winemaking families for six generations.
One of Australia’s best kept secrets and oldest wine regions with vines first planted in the 1860s. Langhorne Creek is nestled on the banks of the Bremer River which floods annually and deposits rich alluvial soil on the surrounding plain. Cool breezes from nearby Lake Alexandrina keep temperatures down and allow for a longer, more even ripening period.
Langhorne Creek is a premium growing region for red varieties that produce full-bodied wines with an intense quality. Saddler’s Creek’s signature Bluegrass range is made with grapes from the Follett family, our friends and respected partners for over 20 years.
Best known for: Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz
- The growing season climate is predominantly shaped by the onshore southerly winds blowing directly from the Southern Ocean across Lake Alexandrina. The prevailing southerlies reduce daytime temperature fluctuations.
- The majority of rainfall occurs in winter and spring.
- Irrigation is universally practised, in part by the unique method of diverting the Bremer River and deliberately flooding the land in late winter.
Soil Type: ·Langhorne Creek’s fertile soils are predominantly deep, alluvial sandy loams that vary in colour from red-brown to dark grey, with patches of black, self-mulching clays.
Latitude: 35° 15’S
Average Rain fall in growing season 140mm