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Saturday 4 February 2017

Up the Creek: an excellent wine tourism destination

Langhorne Creek, less than an hour from Adelaide, is often overlooked as a wine travel destination behind the Barossa. McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills - a big mistake.

Producers like Bremerton, Bleasdale and Lake Breeze are producing some of Australia's best-value wines and there is a wonderfully laid-back country vibe.

This weekend (I'm a bit late with this post), Langhorne Creek is celebrating its alternative grape varieties but if you don't make it this time, there are plenty of other opportunities.

Cheese and wine masterclasses, live music, a giant Jenga game, gourmet sliders and special menus specifically paired to alternative wines are all part of this weekend's Love Langhorne Creek festivities.

There is even a shuttle bus to move people around. Transport and a free glass of wine - all for $30. 

There are six venues involved in the Love Langhorne Creek weekend.

Angas Plains are featuring their first-ever tempranillo, while Bleasdale have been inspired by Argentinean and Portuguese influences as their malbec and verdelho take centre stage.

Bremerton's alternative varieties include malbec, lagrein, mourvedre, vermentino and fiano, while Lake Breeze offers moscato and vermentino.

The Winehouse is the place to try a range of different alternative wines including the popular dolcetto & lagrein, montepulciano (both sparkling and still), and malbec, while Rusticana are pairing two of their most loved indulgences; wine and chocolate. 

There will also be live entertainment at The Bridge Hotel on Sunday.

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