Alfred Langhorne was a cattle drover who established the Langhorne Station during the 1840s. Langhorne’s Crossing was named to mark the section of the Bremer River where he traversed and this led to the region’s name, Langhorne Creek.
In 1891, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon were planted and this has continued as the key varietals recognised from the region. Some of the original vines still produce fruit for premium wines to this day.
The region is located an hour southeast of Adelaide and is home to around 30 wineries. The region enjoys a typical Maritime climate given its close proximity to the ocean. Lake Alexandrina is also very close and is the only thing standing between the great southern ocean and its southerly winds which make their way into Langhorne Creek. The soils are fertile, deep, alluvial sandy loams; the result of its flat, river delta landscape. These key characteristics of the region help shape and create exceptional quality wines for Stonyfell.