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        FACTS: McLaren Vale

  • Heat degree index days
    1910
  • Sunshine hours/day
    8.6
  • (est) Annual rainfall
    660mm (26 inches)
  • Growing season rainfall
    180mm (7 inches)
  • Mean Jan temperature
    21.7°C (72°F)
  • Harvest
    February – Late April
  • Soil Profiles
    Predominantly rich red loams over
    stone infused clay soil

 

        FACTS: Currency Creek

  • Heat degree index days
    1525
  • Sunshine hours/day
    8.5
  • (est) Annual rainfall
    469mm (18 inches)
  • Growing season rainfall
    155mm (6 inches)
  • Mean Jan temperature
    18.5°C (65°F)
  • Harvest
    Late February – Early May
  • Soil Profiles
    1. Red loams over calcium
        carbonate  infused clays
    2. White sand over clay
    3. Bottomless white sands

McLaren Vale Vineyards

 

The McLaren Vale region is located 45 minutes south of Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. This region was first planted with vines in the 19th century and has a maritime climate. The afternoon sea breezes are essential to producing wines that exhibit soft, round, normally full bodied wine with intense earthy flavours.

McLaren Vale is renowned for red grape variety wines. Shaw Family Vintners own some of the oldest vineyards (over 100 years old) in this region. These vineyards produce fruit of intense flavour concentration that make Shaw Family Vintners a sought after producer of ultra premium wine.

 

 

 

Currency Creek Vineyards



The Currency Creek region is located 65 minutes south of Adelaide and is 20 minutes from the McLaren Vale region via a picturesque, winding road over the Mt Lofty Ranges.

This region is located adjacent to Lake Alexandrina and is within 4 km (3 miles) from the Southern Ocean and benefits from cool sea breezes that help with a slow but clean ripening. This climate allows the grapes sugar and flavour levels to develop while retaining a balanced natural acidity. Cooler than McLaren Vale and the neighbouring Langhorne Creek regions.

Wine experts laud the Currency Creek region for producing consistent style, ultra premium quality and outstanding varietal definition wines.