creek & antiques
- Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Zadows Landing, SA
- Product code: CREEK
Langhorne Creek Wine Region
Surrounded by the ancient river red gums growing on the floodplain of the Bremer River, Langhorne Creek is our premier red wine producing district. It is the only flood irrigated wine region in South Australia. The locals delight in sharing their stories of the Lake Doctor, a wind coming off Lake Alexandrina. This Lake is 600sq km body of fresh water at the end of the Murray Darling system and is 3 times the size of Sydney Harbour. Fresh cool evening breezes from Lake Alexandrina provide a microclimate of mild to warm summer days and cool evenings, perfect for the long ripening of the grapes producing intense and sought-after cool climate flavours. One of the smallest, compact wine regions, Langhorne Creek has avoided the hustle and bustle of its larger neighbouring regions and allows you to relax and take in the history and character they produce in a bottle.
Bleasdale cellar door experience enables a walk through of behind the scenes parts of their winery to see old hand-hewn red gum vats, and taste a wide range of their signature wines. A highlight of this visit is a viewing of the enormous 3.5 tonne lever basket press, famously crafted from the timber of ancient local trees in 1892.
Bremerton cellar door is a renovated horse stable built in 1866, providing a wonderful atmosphere for wine tasting. Rebecca and Lucy Willson became the first sisters to run a winery in Australia and have created an environment that not only produces the very best wine experience, but a sense of place that reflects the family’s ongoing commitment to the region. And everyone at Bremerton shares that passion – it’s more than a winery, it’s their life.
The Winehouse provides a cellar door for tastings of 5 wineries, allowing you to sample some of the finest, from Ben Potts Wines, Gipsie Jack, Kimbolton, the legendary John Glaetzer’s John’s Blend and Heartland by Ben Glaetzer. If that’s not enough, they are also home to Langhorne Creek’s first craft beer label, Meechi Brewing Company. The Winehouse is a quirky mix of old and new in a relaxed tranquil setting. This eclectic restaurant showcases delicious fresh & seasonal foods in a regional produce lunch set amongst the vineyard.
Strathalbyn Township - Enjoy free time strolling the charming town of Strathalbyn, and enjoy the parks, shops or pubs. Unofficially known as the antique capital of South Australia, the town boasts six antique stores on High Street alone. There are others of course, peppered throughout the picturesque rural town, so we can safely say that vintage shoppers, collectors, and browsers, won't be let down.