Langhorne creek grape & wine

Langhorne Creek Grape and Wine is a member organisation representing the interests of wine producers and winegrape growers of the Langhorne Creek wine region (Geographical Indication).

Vision and Mission

Our vision is for a sustainable wine region providing recognised value and quality to its grape purchasers and wine consumers.

Our mission is to build and maintain our reputation:

  • as a region that sustainably grows exceptional quality grapes that are made into world class wines, sought after both domestically and internationally.
  • as a laid-back niche wine tourism destination renowned for its country ethos and generosity by providing unique experiences, access to local producers, and outstanding customer service.

Membership

Membership for wineries and grape growers is paid through the Wine Industry Fund (WIF) Levy managed by Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA). The payment of annual WIF contributions automatically provides membership to Langhorne Creek Grape and Wine Inc (LCGW). Further information on the wine industry funds with access to contribution forms can be found on the PIRSA Grape and Wine website.

Associate members – Associate Membership is available to a person or entity other than a Grapegrower Member or a Winemaker Member that supports and is relevant to the objectives of Langhorne Creek Grape and Wine (LCGW) and agrees to be bound by its rules. (Eg: agricultural supplier, accommodation, food etc.) An annual fee is payable.*

*Where a business, whose primary business necessitates payment of Langhorne Creek WIF Contributions, seeks associate membership – the WIF contributions must be paid in full prior to associate membership being provided.

Events

Langhorne Creek Grape & Wine Inc organises several key regional events each year. The annual Langhorne Creek Wine Show has been established on the Australian wine show circuit since 2014 with judging held in early May.

At the Wine Show awards luncheon, Producer of the Year and Winegrape Grower of the Year are presented, along with acknowledgements of LCGW’s regional partners.

The Cellar Treasures festival is held in October every year and other opportunities to promote the region are considered and organised as they arise.

Member Resources

Our wine bar caravan Alfred is available for the exclusive use of members. In addition, members have access to a variety of marketing collateral, glassware and AV equipment.

  • Alfred hire.
  • Regional brochures freely available.
  • Branded pens to give away.
  • Branded wine glasses (stemmed glass, non-stemmed polycarbonate) for purchase or hire.
  • Branded 1, 2, and 3 bottle bags (paper) for purchase at cost by cellar doors and wine brands.
  • SA Wine Regions map to use with trade.
  • Soils map.
  • GI map.
  • Data projector and small screen for members to borrow.
  • Access to PA and microphone via The Langhorne Creek Hub.

 

Contact: info@langhornecreek.com

ATDW

The Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) is essential for brands to promote themselves and their events.

ATDW is Australia’s national platform for digital tourism marketing in Australia.

Make sure you use it and get the visibility you strive for.

Access ATDW-Online and keep your profile and listings up to date. 

Projects to support members and the industry

The association supports and promotes a number of projects. This section is being populated. Please check back later.

Project 5255 – view more under the main menu tab.

Creek Connect

Next Crop

National EcoVineyards Program

Landscape Priority Fund project partner – Building the Resilience of Ngarrindjeri Yarluwar-Ruwe

A Sustainable Langhorne Creek

Managing Heat in Vineyards – Communique, Final Report, Case Study 1, Case Study 2, Case Study 3, Case Study 4

Langhorne Creek Trail

CropWatch

The Langhorne Creek CropWatch service aims to provide practical, timely and user-friendly vineyard pest and disease risk assessment and management information which may assist growers to reduce crop losses, reduce production costs, maximise product quality and increase knowledge of general viticultural practices.

The service offers decision support and information, not definitive advice.

Fortnightly bulletins are issued during the growing season, generally September to March. A season summary is published post-vintage each year.

Members can access the seasonal reports from this site.

Cropwatch Report V22-23

Download the latest doc here

Weather Station Network

The association owns and maintains four automated weather stations across the region which play a valuable role in maintaining vine health through early warning and predictions. 

These stations help inform the CropWatch service.

These weather stations record data every 15 minutes.

The stations are:

  • Langhorne Creek Central
  • Langhorne Creek North
  • Langhorne Creek South East
  • Langhorne Creek West.
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Online access to the weather stations sites is freely available.

Access the sites online at https://www.awsnetwork.com.au/

The site is mobile responsive. Once accessed it is recommended you save the site as a shortcut to your smartphone for easy access.

Sustainable Winegrowing Australia (SWA)

Langhorne Creek Grape and Wine supports the Sustainable Winegrowing Australia program and commends the engagement of its members in the program.

The association produces an annual season report for the region.
Access the Sustainable Winegrowing Australia website here

 

The report for 2021/22 is here

Finding the right industry resources

Langhorne Creek Grape and Wine works closely with contacts across the wine and tourism industries and state and local government. Key links to relevant bodies are below.

Wine Australia link

Australian Grape and Wine (AGW) link

South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA) link

Wine Grape Council of South Australia (WGCSA) link

Vinehealth Australia link

Department of Primary Industries and Regions link

South Australian Tourism Commission link

Fleurieu Peninsula Tourism link

Murray River Lakes and Coorong Tourism link

Regional Development Australia – Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and KI link

LandscapeSA Hills and Fleurieu link