Langhorne Creek Wine Tour
Explore the hidden Gem of Aussie wine regions
The hidden Gem of the Australian Wine regions, Langhorne Creek has a winemaking history dating back to the 1850’s. A favourite by many a winemaker yet seldom heard of by the consumer, Langhorne Creek’s star is now starting to shine as many people discover the influence this region’s wine have had on so many well known award winning wines.
Enjoy a scenic drive through the Adelaide Hills and township of Mount Barker, township, visit the first winery in the region, Bleasdale dating back to the 1850s and their heritage listed wine press and cellar, enjoy a tasting overlooking the vines at the ward winning Kimbolton Wines, indulge in a local platter showcasing produce from Langhorne Creek and surrounding districts, visit the newly expanded Lake Breeze wines and taste other premium wine from local boutique wineries.
$295 per guest
Adelaide hotel pickups from 8:30 am
Intimate, small group touring with no more than 10 guests, morning pickup and post tour drop off from selected Adelaide Hotels, a platter style lunch, wine tasting at 4 cellar doors, informative commentary by a local driver/ guide, bottled water.
Adelaide Hills (travel through)
Start your day being greeted by your friendly guide at your hotel or prearranged pickup location within Adelaide. Your guide will ensure that your experience with us will be relaxing and enjoyable and if you have any special requests on the day, please make sure to let them know.
As our guides are passionate locals, they are more than happy to give additional advice on other attractions or places to visit during your stay in Adelaide.
Adelaide Hills and Mount Barker
Travel into the Adelaide Hills and enter the town of Mount Barker which dates back to the 1840s. Settled as a farming town near to the Summit of the same name, Mount Barker today is home to great residential growth as people opt for a tree change in the area. Sight some of the older historic buildings in the town and also travel past the newer developments as we continue further east and enter into the drier rain shadow region area of the Adelaide Hills.
From the eastern escapement of the Hills, panoramic views open up of Langhorne Creek, the Lower Lakes of the Murray River and the Coorong coastline miles away.
Township of Langhorne Creek
As we continue to travel closer to Langhorne Creek, the surrounding cereal crops start to make way for vineyards, olives and almond plantations and we start to see glimpses of the Bremer River that the town has been settled upon.
The history of white settlement of Langhorne Creek began with Alfred ‘The Liar’ Langhorne, a cattle drover renowned for his dishonest dealings. Alfred brought animals overland to a property known as Langhorne Station during the 1840s and the place where he traversed the Bremer River was referred to as Langhorne’s Crossing.
From this the current name Langhorne Creek evolved, even though there is no waterway named Langhorne Creek.
Bleasdale was founded by Frank Potts in 1850 when he first sighted the fertile lands around the Bremer river at what was known as Langhorne Crossing. He purchased the first sections of the new town, cleared the land of it's gums and started to farm the land, adding Shiraz and Verdelho vines later on.
Today the winery continues to make premium wines under the Potts Family ownership who have maintained the history in what is one of Australia's oldest family owned. The heritage listed cellar and Old Gum Press have been protected to give visitors a small taste of the past and to tell the story of what is was like in the early days.
Enjoy a taste and take the opportunity to step back in time with an inspection of the cellar and press..
A short distance down the road from Bleasdale is Kimbolton Wines, owned by the Case Family. They have been growing vines for 5 generations and have a great connection to the Langhorne Creek region being descendants of Frank Potts.
In the last 3 years they have built an award winning cellar door complex which takes in the views of some of their vines in the region and creates a great atmosphere for tasting and experiencing their wines where you can relate to the individual vineyard's terroir.
Be surrounded by vines whilst tasting some of the superb wines at Kimbolton.
Lake Breeze Wines
With a history of growing vines in the region dating back to the 1880's and property interests since the 1850's, it is no surprise that Lake Breeze Wines, like many from the region, are known for creating award winning wines.
Owned by the Follett family, they have successfully combined dairy farming and cattle with grape growing since the 1930's, and in 1987 they produced the first Lake Breeze wine with the cellar door opening in 1991.
Today the latest generation of Folletts are responsible for the great success they have achieved in recent years with many awards and accolades, and also the redevelopment and expansion of the ever popular cellar door and function centre.
Today you will enjoy a regional platter, taste some of their award winning wines, all whilst taking in the views of the surrounding scenery overlooked by the Mount Lofty Ranges.
Continue exploring and tasting in the region
After lunch, enjoy more time to explore and discovery other wineries in the region. Visit at least another cellar door, if not two (time dependant).
Other possible cellar doors are Bremerton Wines, Angas Plain Wines, Vineyard Road, the Winehouse and Rusticana.
Or if you are traveling as one group and would like to take in the antiques and collectable stores of Strathalbyn, we will be happy to adjust the tour to suit the group.
Travel back to Adelaide
After a day of sightseeing and wine tasting, your journey will continue back through the Adelaide Hills and the South Eastern suburbs of Adelaide arriving back in Adelaide by 5.15 pm.
Langhorne Creek Wine Tour
What to Bring
Comfortable walking shoes
warm/ wet weather clothing through the cooler months of the year.
Your spirit of wine tasting adventure
Tour Bits & Tips
Despite Langhorne Creek's premium-wine credentials, it remains a down-to-earth destination full of country charm.
The region is known for flood irrigation where the Angas and Bremer Rivers flood over into the vineyards after heavy rainfalls in the Mount Lofty. You will notice man made channel, levies and gates throughout the region for the purpose of controlling the flood flow through the vineyards.
Frank Potts, the founder of Bleasdale Vineyards, travelled to South Australia aboard the ship The Buffalo in 1836 with South Australia's first official party lead by Governor Hindmarsh. Potts was employed as a carpenter.
It's not only wine the region is known for, make sure you checkout both Vineyard Road Wines for chocolate and Bremerton Wines for Gin.
Tour reviews from some of our guests
Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality and Value
We were both new to wine tours in Adelaide but still had our fair share of wine in the past. I cannot recommend this tour enough for the knowledge of the guides and the outstanding service provided.
We were fortunate enough to have an all day tour with our own private guide and we both agreed that this wine tour was our favourite part of our holiday.
If you want a knowledgeable tour with some of the best wine Australia has to offer then I can highly recommend Beyond The Vine Wine Tours ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ we will be back!
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