Langhorne Creek
Langhorne Creek is one of the oldest wine regions in South Australia, being originally planted in the mid-1800s. It is technically a part of the Fleurieu zone, but it is not on the peninsula proper and is in fact just southeast of the city of Adeliade on the north shore of Lake Alexandria. The area is located on a flood plain and has alluvial soil. Many vineyards are watered by runoff from the Mount Lofty Ranges to the immediate east and this made the region attractive initially, given the general shortage of water in the area as a whole.

The climate is cooler than that of the Barossa, being moderated by its proximity to the lake and to the ocean. Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz dominate here, and combined, account for 70% of plantings. Several of the big players source grapes from the region and there are a handful of boutique producers that attract tourists from Adelaide. (Wine/Appellations)