Who would have thought that back in 1850, when Frank Potts recognised the potential of Langhorne Creek and settled on those ancient flood plains, that nearly 170 years down the track a bunch of wine-loving fitness nuts would be dashing en masse through the vines in search of the perfect full-bodied peppery Shiraz?
Well, that’s how we are celebrating the birth of the Langhorne Creek wine region – with a wine-based fun run on Saturday, November 18 hosted by award-winning Lake Breeze Wines.
Lake Breeze’s Event Manager, Kate Cooper, said “Lake Breeze Wines is very excited to be hosting the Grapest 5K run.
“Our family property lies on the banks of the Bremer River and is surrounded by majestic river red gums.
“This event will be a great opportunity for people to visit the Langhorne Creek Region, and showcase Lake Breeze Wines in a fun, unique way,” she said.
“I can’t say I’m much of a runner myself, but a 5km walk with the added enjoyment of a “wine tasting waddle” at the end is definitely something I’m up for!”
The Grapest 5K Run is the newest, most unique event to hit the Aussie running scene, and wine-loving fitness enthusiasts have run, walked, sipped and skipped their way through some of the most picturesque wine regions across Australia.
Start by running (or walking) through and around the vines for five or 10 kilometres, spurred on by the promise of a wine-tasting cool-down “Waddle” to the finish line.
Linger a while at the four wine-tasting stations.
Not much of a runner? Just for the fitness-challenged, the wine-tasting section can be experienced on its own!
The ticket price will include a custom wine glass attached to a lanyard, a branded headband, and the unique ‘Sip Happens’ bottle stopper finisher’s medal.
Following the run, there will be an after-party with live entertainment by the Baker Boys Band.
From Victoria to NSW and the ACT, Queensland to Western Australia and Tassie, the Grapest 5k Run showcases some of the best wineries and vineyards across Australia, and now the wine-loving runners of Langhorne Creek are set to get a taste of this truly unique experience.
Alexandrina Council Mayor, Keith Parkes, said “Langhorne Creek, regarded as one of Australian viticulture's best kept secrets, provides the perfect location for South Australia’s leg of the 2017 Grapest 5K Run.
“We are excited to welcome this event to the Langhorne Creek Wine Region and encourage locals and visitors alike to have fun, be active and enjoy some fantastic local wine and produce in a beautiful rural setting,” Mayor Parkes said.
Exquisite scenery, a bit of healthy exercise, a leisurely sampling of some of the Langhorne Creek Region’s most beautiful vintages, and a rockin’ after-party.
Whether you’re a running enthusiast, a lover of fine wines, or just love a great night out, the Grapest 5k Run has something for everyone.
- Saturday November 18, from 5pm-9pm.
- Lake Breeze Wines, 319 Step Road, Langhorne Creek SA 5255
- Ticket prices $60.50-$84.50 for the run, or $25 for the after party alone.
- This is an 18+ event. No children are allowed.
For more information about the event, visit: www.centauroutdoorevents.com.au/grapest5krun