Wenzel Family Wines

+61 8537 3035 Glenrowan PO Box 140
Langhorne Creek, 5255
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Regarded as one of the best-kept secrets in Australian Viticulture, Langhorne Creek is one of Australia's oldest and most significant wine regions. The area was founded on the broad flood plain influenced by the local Bremer and Angas Rivers and dominated by magnificent River Red Gums. The name 'Langhorne Creek' acknowledges Alfred Langhorne, a cattle drover, who brought animals overland to a property known as 'Langhorne's Station' during the 1840's. The place where Alfred Langhorne traversed the Bremer River was referred to as 'Langhorne's Crossing', and from this the current name Langhorne Creek evolved. Frank Potts, travelling through the region, recognised the potential of the area and settled in 1850 on the ancient flood plain. He planted the first grapes in the district in the 1860's at the now heritage listed 'Bleasdale Winery'. The wine region has a proud history of family owned and run vineyards and wineries with the oldest existing vine plantings being 113 year old Shiraz on the historic Metala Read more »

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