GROWERS AT LANGHORNE CREEK SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

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In November 11, 2014
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The Langhorne Creek region is situated some 80km to the south east of Adelaide on the alluvial plains between the Mount Lofty Ranges and Lake Alexandrina. Whilst this region has been producing winegrapes for over 150 years, viticulture has until recently been confined to the flood plains of the Bremer and Angus Rivers which drain into Lake Alexandrina. Over the past 10-15 years however, there has been a dramatic expansion of vineyards in the region, increasing plantings from only about 500 ha in 1985 to in excess of 4,000 ha today. This dramatic expansion has been fueled by the growth in Australian wine exports and specifically by the water availability from the Lake. The region has a typically dry climate, with an average rainfall of less than 400mm, hence additional water is essential for vineyards to prosper on soils off the alluvial floodplain.