Langhorne Creek & Antiques

From AUD A$190.00
  • Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Hahndorf, SA
  • Product code: CREEK

Langhorne Creek - home to the famous Lake Doctor, an enormous basket press made from ancient local trees, and the first winery in Australia to be owned and run by sisters. Topped off with a wander in Strathalbyn, the antique capital of SA!

Tour Includes:

·      Tour of the Langhorne Creek Wine Region

·      3 x cellar door tastings which may include Bleasdale, Bremerton, Kimbolton, Lake Breeze, Vineyard Road

·      Lunch at either The Winehouse, Lake Breeze, Angas Plains or Bridge Hotel

·      Visit to Strathalbyn township (optional)

·      1 x main meal lunch at regional destination

·      1 x complimentary tasting glass of bubbles on tour departure

·      Insightful and light-hearted commentary on your journey, about townships and locations between destinations

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 a 600sq kilometre body of fresh water at the end of the Murray Darling system and is three 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 walkthrough 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.

Kimbolton Wines has architecturally designed their Cellar Door built out of repurposed shipping containers.  The experience is  nestled amongst the gum trees with sweeping views across the property which has been owned by the family since 1947.  Guests enjoy a seated wine tasting for a journey of discovery.

Lake Breeze Wines is one of Australia's most awarded boutique wineries, achieving an extraordinary level of success in Australian wine shows. The tasting area includes a contemporary eating and function space with outstanding views of the Follett family's vineyards and the Adelaide Hills in the distance. Lake Breeze selects only the best fruit from the older vines on the property, to create wines with amazing depth of flavour. These wines include the highly acclaimed Bernoota (shiraz/cabernet) and Arthur's Reserve labels.

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.

Vineyard Road is a fun and relaxed Cellar Door with exceptional service and three unique offerings under one roof.  Sample award-winning wines from their extensive range, discover artisan handmade chocolates from the Fleurieu Chocolate company including white, milk, dark and ruby varieties. And pamper yourself with luxury Vasse Virgin, natural olive oil skin care products.

Afternoon Choice of Strathalbyn Township or Wellington or Another Langhorne Creek Winery (own cost) Group consensus required for a choice of visiting the charming towns of either Strathalbyn (or Wellington if route allows).  Enjoy free time strolling the parks, coffee / antique shops or pubs.  Unofficially known as the antique capital of South Australia, Strathalbyn 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.

Alternatively if travelling home in this direction, Wellington Hotel overlooking the river is a terrific choice for a relaxing afternoon drink, or cross the ferry to 'The Hall', a modern rustic style cafe in the newly renovated hall at Wellington East.

Tour departs from Arnold Park, Mannum (next to the visitor information centre) or Hahndorf. 

A minimum of 6 confirmed passengers is required before the tour will depart. 

This tour is not a private charter unless the maximum of 11 passengers is reached by numbers in your group.  This means you may be sharing the ride with others. Private charters are available on request, and the full capacity fare may be charged accordingly.

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