Langhorne Creek, South Australia
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|Population||668 (2011 census)|
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Langhorne Creek has a wine history dating back to 1850. Traditionally a red wine growing district well known for production of outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. These two red wine grape varieties constitute approximately 70% of the total vineyard plantings in the region. Over recent years, considerable experimentation has occurred and a wide range of grape varieties are now grown. The vineyards harvest from early March to late April. The town is on the banks of the Bremer River which flows into Lake Alexandrina. In winter, the river frequently floods across the vineyards, contributing to the terroir of the region.
One of the primary features, excluding vinyards and wineries, is the football club.(*Citation required) The Langhorne Creek Hawks play in the GSFL (Great Southern Football League), and have some of, if not the best, facilities in the league.(*Citation required). The club last won premierships in 2011/2012 back to back.
The township has numerous places to eat: the Langhorne Creek General Store and The Bridge Hotel can be found on the main street of the town while the Angas Plains Estate, Bremerton and Lake Breeze cellar doors all offer lunch menus that go perfectly with a glass of wine. Additionally, The Winehouse is available to hire for functions and features a full kitchen. Langhorne Creek has seven cellar doors, all open seven days a week: Angas Plains Estate, Bremerton, Bleasdale, Cleggett Wines, Lake Breeze, Rusticana and The Winehouse.
Frank Potts Reserve (named for the founder of the nearby Bleasdale winery) and Alfred Langhorne Park (for one of the cattle-droving brothers Alfred and Charles) are popular places to picnic and excellent areas to observe native flora and fauna.
Notes and references
- Australian Bureau of Statistics, "Langhorne Creek (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 September 2013.
- "Expedition to the Murray". South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900) (Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia). 31 July 1841. p. 3. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
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- Langhorne Creek Wine Industry Council Inc. website
- Langhorne Creek Wine Region South Australian Tourism Bureau homepage