Being close to both Adelaide and the coast, the Currency Creek Wine region is well placed to attraction visitors to enjoy its unique wines.
The Currency Creek Region on the Fleurieu Peninsula extends from shores of Lake Alexandria in the east to Port Elliot in the west.
Towns include Currency Creek, Tooperang, Middleton, Goolwa, Finniss and Port Elliot. It also includes wineries near Victor Harbor.
This is a relatively young region with most vineyards only being established in the past 30 years.
The main vine varieties planted are Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz.
Although the climate is Mediterranean, the region it is surrounded by water which moderates the temperatures.
The low rainfall mean that the region depends on dams and bores for water supply.
The first vines were planted in 1969 - one acre each of Grenache,
Riesling, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. The first vintage occurred in 1972, and the winery is now known as Currency Creek Winery.
The climate in the region is somewhat colder than the McLaren Vale Wine Region and close to that of Margaret River in Western Australia.
There are strongly maritime influences due to the Southern Ocean and Lake Alexandrina, evening out the temperatures.
The Currency Creek Wine Region includes one district : Currency Creek
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