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LANGHORNE CREEK

The 65km drive from Adelaide to Langhorne Creek is as good as a holiday, such is the calming effect of quiescently rural landscape. You can count the region’s cellar doors on two hands but what it lacks in quantity, it more than makes up for in quality. With more than 165 years of family and grower relationships whispering on the breeze, there’s history everywhere you look. Cellar doors look out over floodplains and horseradish crops, while towering gums tell tales of yore. There’s progress, too. Impressive renovations and impressive architectural feats add life and colour to the landscape.  Katie Spain

Image of Kimbolton by Duy Huynh.

KIMBOLTON

Star Cellar Door

(08) 8537 3002
kimboltonwines.com.au

It’s amazing what can be done with a bunch of industrial shipping containers and a lot of imagination. When fifth-generation vignerons Nicole Clark and her brother Brad Case opened the Kimbolton Wines cellar door in 2018, it raised the bar. Undeniably modern but tasteful in its aesthetics, it provides a multi-level view across the vineyards. The tasting room and rooftop space feel a bit like a tree house (which makes it a hit with kids). There, regional artisan cheese and wine flights, grazing platters and relaxed wine tastings are led by knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff. The welcome is warm and genuine. Little ones are well looked after with a dedicated Kids Flight and outdoor games. In the glass, expect classics such cabernet sauvignon, shiraz and malbec, and an exciting offering of alternate varieties. Food trucks add to the experience. 

TOP DROP: 2021 Kimbolton Montepulciano, A$28

LAKE BREEZE
BEST LARGE CELLAR DOOR

(08) 8537 3017
lakebreeze.com.au  

The Winehouse 
CELLAR DOOR WITH BEST FOOD

(08) 8537 3441
thewinehouse.com.au 

BREMERTON
BEST TASTING EXPERIENCE

(08) 8537 3093
bremerton.com.au 

BLEASDALE
BEST ADDITIONAL CELLAR DOOR EXPERIENCE (Beyond the Cellar Door Tours)

(08) 8537 4022
bleasdale.com.au 

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