Currency Creek Wine Region in South Australia
Currency Creek is a relatively new wine region near the mouth of the Murray River in South Australia.
According the Australian Geographic Indicators System it is part of the Fleurieu Zone (see box)
The Fleurieu Zone
This is a compact wine area which comprises five wine regions on the Fleurieu Peninsula, to the South of Adelaide. The Peninsula separates the Gulf of St Vincent from Lake Alexandrina. Kangaroo Island is really an extension of the Peninsula.
The five wine regions in this zone are
The historic river port town of Goolwa is the largest town in the Region, but just to the west is the popular seaside resort town of Victor Harbour. Also included in the region is Hindmarsh Island.
The climate is described as Mediterranean and there is a strong maritime influence from the large bodies of water - Encounter Bay and Lake Alexandrina - surrounding the region.
Nevertheless the region is quite dry and
supplementary irrigation is necessary. Extremes of heat are rare here and thus the viticultrural environment is very benign.
Wine Varieties in the Currency Creek Wine Region
The region is dominated by red wine and the mainstream varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot are most commonly used.
Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Semillon are used for white wine production.
Ballast Stone Estate Grenache, Moscato, Petit verdot, Pinot gris |
Currency Creek Gewurztraminer, Grenache, Moscato, Mourvedre, Nebbiolo, Roussanne, Viognier |
Salomon Estate Petit verdot |
Two Dragons Wine Tempranillo |
Vasarelli Cabernet franc, Grenache, Malbec, Moscato, Sangiovese, Vermentino
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