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Langhorne Creek

Langhorne Creek is one of the best-kept secrets in South Australia. With a 160-year history, it is one of the oldest wine regions in Australia. Once you taste its rich, soulful wines and have a chat to the passionate locals who call ‘the Creek’ home, you are immediately immersed in its pedigree. Just 70 kilometres from the Adelaide CBD, it’s a fairly compact region and you’ll get around all the cellar doors in a weekend, but what sets it apart is its casual, friendly air, great wines and the real sense of rural community.

Lake Breeze Wines

Star Cellar Door & Best Tasting Experience

(08) 8537 3017

Lake Breeze is consistently at the pointy end of the Langhorne Creek wine hit list, so make sure a visit to their rustic 1930s ironstone shed is at the top of your list.

It’s a welcoming place with friendly, knowledgeable staff and a lovely view out over the vineyards. The wines are cracking: superb cabernet and shiraz blends, pure with deep, resonant fruit and a wonderful pair of fortifieds, a rare tawny and rare frontignac, that hark back to an undisputed historical lineage that continues to burn brightly.

The kitchen offers a number of delicious dishes and if you are in need of a bed, look no further than Lake Breeze’s bed and breakfast, The Creek Cottage. DAVID BROOKES

OUTSTANDING WINE: Lake Breeze The Gramps Rare Tawny, A$40

Best Large Cellar Door & Best FooD

(08) 8537 3093

The Winehouse

(08) 8537 3441

Best Additional Cellar Door Experience (Beyond the Cellar Door Tours)

(08) 8537 4000