Did you know there are 18 wine regions in South Australia, and with that many to discover, it’s no surprise that many events in South Australia are linked to these regions. In 2021 they will be celebrated even more than usual, with gourmet weeks, vintage festivals, masterclasses, tastings, music and markets. If food and wine experiences are high on your travel wish list then this is the year (for Australian readers) to plan a trip to South Australia.
This may be one of the most underrated, yet one of Australia’s oldest wine regions and it’s located a mere 70 kilometres from Adelaide in South Australia. Langhorne Creek is on the Fleurieu Peninsula and has a cooler climate than the McLaren Vale and Barossa wine regions due to the cooling breeze that comes from the nearby Lake Alexandrina, which helps to regulate summer heat and winter frosts.
The wines produced in the Coonawarra in South Australia are unique for the Terra Rossa soil in which they grow, a soil type specific to this region. The soil which is rich in iron, silica and nutrients sits on top of a bedrock of limestone and this combined with pure underground water creates the terroir soil renowned for red wine.