Currency Creek is a lesser known wine region near the mouth of the Murray River in South Australia. A large proportion of the grapes grown here are vinified elsewhere.
According the Australian Geographic Indicators System it is part of the Fleurieu Zone (see box)
Currency Creek 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.
The historic river port town of Goolwa is the largest town in the Currency Creek 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 viticultural environment is very benign.
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