Langhorne Creek

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Langhorne Creek, productive wine region with 26 producers in south australia cooled by Lake Alexandrina and the nearby Southern Ocean. It has an unusual ability to produce large yields of medium-bodied red wines which achieve sensory ripeness (an important ingredient in Orlando Wyndham’s red jacob’s creek) in its temperate climate. Smaller wineries which limit yields on estate vineyards are producing high-quality Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and blends thereof. Verdelho and Malbec are local specialities.