Less than an hour away from the Adelaide CBD lies the Langhorne Creek wine region. Where is Langhorne Creek? Glad you asked. Just a little past Strathalbyn and you will find this fantastic area filled with some breathtaking spots to explore. You may have been and done the Barossa or sea and vinesed Mclaren Vale to death, but fortunately you have many great wineries to visit and test out in Langhorne Creek.
It will be tough to beat Kimbolton Wines after we popped in for a mid week long lunch and the first thing you will notice is how cool the cellar door looks. Built in December 2018, they have built almost directly on top of the vineyard a cracker of a facility made from shipping containers. Giving you the feel of being right amongst the vines, with a terrific deck up top and opening windows where you can sit and eat cheese and drink wine until your heart is content (or your belly is full….either or).
We had a play on an awesome grassed area right next to the cellar door, with the kids playing all the usual lawn games to work off that energy before we went inside for lunch. As a lover of cheese we tried the seasonal wine and cheese flight followed by the Anything goes grazing platter (Delicious I might add..the duck pate serving was HUGE and by the time we left it was GONE), but what really stood out was the kids menu.
While we were outside playing, our food and wine was being set up but we also jumped on the “kids flight” for Mr 5. This had to be one of the coolest kids meal ideas I have seen, with a selection of different coloured Bickford’s cordials served in wine glasses and a selection of kids fave cheeses.
The best part, Mr 5 and I got to sit and have our lunch together while he felt pretty fancy with his different coloured drinks and cheeses just like Dad. It really includes the kids in the day, rather than the bog standard nuggets and chips and then send them off to play on a playground somewhere. Very reasonable pricing and serving sizes too so there will be no need to hit up the Macca’s drive through on the way home for a cheeky burger like some places.
The views are magnificent, the food was locally sourced, the wine disappeared way too quick, the staff were absolutely lovely and we had to drag ourselves away from the views. There are plenty of good wineries to pick from in Adelaide, but not many where the kids have as much fun as the parents.
If you haven’t explored the region too much, make sure you explore on the way home and check out Macclesfield, Strath, Echunga, Meadows and more. You never know what you might find!