LANGHORNE CREEK – The wines of Langhorne Creek will be on show in the big smoke as part of a series of laneway events in Adelaide’s CBD.
Sixteen wineries, along with a brewery and a bakery, will be represented at stalls which will fill up Leigh Street on Friday, October 27.
Langhorne Creek Grape and Wine Inc marketing and communications manager Marina Goldsworthy was excited by the prospect of reaching people who may not necessarily visit Langhorne Creek.
She said last year’s event was a great success, with about 500 people walking through the lane and sampling some of the produce.
Those in attendance fell in love with the “brilliant wines and warm country hospitality from the Creek” and Ms Goldsworthy hoped more would experience the same.
“It brings the region into the city and gives people the chance to try Langhorne Creek wine without travelling,” she said.
“It’s much more relaxed than a wine tasting with sniffing and swirling – you get a glass and stand around with your mates after work.”
This year, the laneway precinct will host 16 wineries, a brewery, and a bakery.
The wineries which will be set up are Beach Road Wines, Angas and Bremer Wines, Angas Plains, Lake Breeze, Killibinbin, Gipsie Jack, Temple Bruer, Bleasdale, Vineyard Road, Kimbolton, Bremerton, Next Crop, Wine for Yoga Lovers, Karawatta, Windsong, and Heartland.
“We sell the wine by a glass or a half-glass,” Ms Goldsworthy said.
“In the end, it works out to probably be the cheapest glass of wine in the city, even after you buy your glass.”
Brews from Meechi Brewing and authentic sourdough from Small World Bakery will also be available.
Another great element of the event is the public can meet the winemakers at the event.
“The wine isn’t poured by city people we bring in, it’s people from the cellar door,” she said.
Temple Bruer was recently awarded the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia (NASAA) Organic Wine of the Year, Bleasdale’s James Halliday won Winemaker of the Year, and Bremerton was a finalist in the Gourmet Traveller Winemaker of the Year. These will all be drawcards for wine lovers attending.
The event will run from 4.30pm to 8pm.