It’s long punched well above its weight providing fruit for award winners – and yet it’s so often overlooked by so many of us when searching out the famous wine growing regions of South Australia. That’s now changing as the next generation of wine makers make their mark on Langhorne Creek.
Kimbolton Wines opened only recently and is now the eighth cellar door in the area. It’s run by brother and sister team Brad Case and Nicole Clark, they were determined to make the most of their 57 hectare patch of paradise, setting up a striking shipping container cellar door to take in the spectacular views of Kimbolton’s vineyard.
For generations the vineyards here have been sustained by a flooding and drying process that’s unique to the region and results in amazing alluvial soils. It’s why the region has provided fruit for multiple Jimmy Watson winning wines, and why Bleasdale, the oldest winery in the district, continues to pick up awards. Their story stretches all the way back to 1850, but today it showcases not only amazing wines but local art and produce, with meals provided in a unique heritage setting.
From the rustic to the sleek and groovy, Langhorne Creek has it all, and it’s just an hour’s drive southeast of the city. Simply head to Strathalbyn and follow the signs.