Sunset Cottage is close to Langhorne Creek and Currency Creek Wineries. Langhorne Creek is an intimate country town with passionate families that have been making wine for six generations. A premium red grape growing region surrounded by ancient River Red Gum trees, with cooling lake and ocean breezes is really South Australia's undiscovered wine region and is less that 15 minutes away. They are a must to visit if you appreciate a lovely drop of red or white. A visit to these wineries will introduce you to the area's quality produce along with some of its long standing history. A must see is the enormous redgum wine press housed at Bleasdale Wines.
It's a standing joke in Langhorne Creek that you have to have a double ''t''near the end of your name. Cleggett, Follett, Borrett and Potts are the names of the oldest families in this small, low-profile wine region.
The watercourses that define this region, with its 6000 hectares of vineyards, are the Bremer and Angas rivers. Both flow into Lake Alexandrina, near where the Murray River enters the sea. These rivers are more like creeks, but when heavy rain falls at their sources in the Adelaide Hills, flooding of the town and vineyards along the Bremer is common, as the land is flat and barely above sea level.
Beside the Murray mouth is the soothingly beautiful, tranquil Coorong, a national park and internationally significant wetland, which consists of a system of brackish lakes separated from the sea by sand dunes.