Currency Creek

Currency Creek is a unique wine region adjoining the Southern Fleurieu just below Langhorne Creek. It is bordered by the Great Southern Ocean and the waters of Lake Alexandrina to the east. The region benefits from a cool, maritime climate protected from extremes in temperature. A long ripening season yields wines of pronounced varietal character and aromatic lift. It makes cassis filled cabernet sauvignon, elegant and spicy shiraz and refined chardonnay, along with smaller plantings of fresh sauvignon blanc and perfumed merlot. With 1000 ha of vineyard planted chiefly in the 1990s, Currency Creek is home to almost 30 growers and a couple of cellar doors. It includes the main river port of Goolwa and townships of Milang, Middleton and Finnis as well as Hindmarsh island. The region forms a gateway to the Coorong wetlands that are an important bird and wildlife haven. Beautiful beaches are also renowned as legendary surfing haunts. The viticultural landscape is comprised of sandy dunes, loams and cracking clay soils. The newly installed Creeks Pipeline from Jervois means guaranteed access to good quality irrigation water from further up the river for the long term.