Awards for Langhorne Creek’s Best Cellar Door have been announced • Glam Adelaide

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Gourmet Traveler Wine has announced this year’s winners for the 2022 Best Cellar Door Awards for Langhorne Creek in South Australia.

Their team of experts across Australia scoured the country for the best experiences for 2022, revealed in Gourmet Traveler Wine’s region-by-region guide to Australia’s best cellar doors, backed by Coravin.

Located 70 km from Adelaide, Langhorne Creek is on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, 70 km from Adelaide. The region is located between the Adelaide Hills and Lake Alexandrina and is known for its Cabernet Sauvignon – warm, smooth, generous and immediately drinkable. Langhorne Creek has the world’s oldest family-owned cabernet vines still in production, owned by Brothers in Arms Wines in the Lake Plains region.

This year’s awards celebrated the best of the region, with some deserving wineries taking top honors.

Having recently won a Tourism Excellence award in the Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries category at the South Australian Tourism Awards, Kimbolton Wines is no stranger to accolades.

Their cellar door is a fantastic extension of their brand, combining a unique mix of converted industrial shipping containers in high gloss navy blue with reclaimed wood and plywood features to create a modern and welcoming setting nestled between gum trees and the vines.

Kimbolton is proud to expand and evolve the traditional wine tasting experience to create a welcoming and family friendly tourist destination. With unique experiences and packages on offer, there’s something for everyone at Kimbolton’s cellar door. Bookable experiences include wine and cheese flights, children’s flights and couples’ experiences, to name a few.

A rustic limestone shed built in the early 1930s became the home of Lake Breeze wines. Further renovations have given them the opportunity to take advantage of the stunning vineyard views and provide contemporary dining and reception space.

Stay and enjoy a long lunch paired with award-winning Lake Breeze wines. Their menu includes regional dishes and seasonal dishes using local products as much as possible.

The cellar door is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for tastings and lunch. They are easy to find, just 2 miles south of Langhorne Creek Township following the signs.

This wine house celebrates a fantastic tasting experience, featuring four award-winning boutique labels from Langhorne Creek Wine. Ben Potts Wines, Gipsie Jack, the legendary John Glaetzer’s John’s Blend and Heartland by Ben Glaetzer are all on offer, and if that’s not enough, they’re also home to Langhorne Creek’s first craft beer label, Meechi Brewing Company. The cellar door is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What really excites Gourmet Traveler Wine is The Winehouse’s dining offerings. If the weather is on your side, stick around for a long lazy lunch and sample some of the delicious, fresh, seasonal dishes they have to offer. The kitchen is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (reservation essential). Click on hhere to display the menu.

Bremerton Wines offers a great experience at their cellar door which is a bright and beautiful new extension of their restored 1866 stone barn. It is a great place to enjoy a regionally inspired lunch, a picnic on the lawn, a gin flight and, of course, discovering Bremerton’s award-winning range of wines.

Their parking lot has 2 Tesla charging connectors – free for all customers and the general public.

They are open 7 days a week for lunch, wine tastings, and wine and gin flights, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and Good Friday). Call them on (08) 8537 3093 or make a reservation.

Best Additional Experience: Bleasdale Vineyards (Beyond the Cellar Door Tours)

“Beyond the Cellar Door” is an intimate guided tour into the depths of the historic Bleasdale Vineyard cellar. Wander through old hand-hewn red gum vats and they’ll take you to new heights (weather permitting!) to see where the hills meet the ‘Creek’ and you may even spot the ‘Mulberry Tree’ . You’ll learn exactly what happens to your wine from trellis to table, understand how the Langhorne Creek terroir influences their amazing wines, and taste straight from the barrel.

$20 per person. Free for Press Club members.

Tours are available at the times below and must be booked 48 hours in advance. Please allow an hour.

  • Friday 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 11 a.m.

Maximum 8 people per session. Please call Bleasdale Vineyard if you have a request outside of this.

Note: Children ages 12-17 are free and can join the tour, but not the tasting. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted due to safety concerns at the working winery.

To book, please call Cellar Door on 08 8537 4022, email [email protected] or click the “Book Now” button below to book online.

The Gourmet Traveler Wine Awards are proudly supported by Coravin.

Read the full list of winners in print and online: bit.ly/read-gtwine




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