The biggest weekend on the Langhorne Creek calendar once again didn’t disappoint as hundreds of visitors flocked to Langhorne Creek for the rare experience to try, and buy, museum wines. Cellar doors throughout the region, as well as a number of pop-up cellar doors just for this weekend, unearthed some gems from past vintages. Food, wine, music, and great atmosphere all combined to create yet another magnificent Cellar Treasures Weekend.
A particular favourite for visitors were the numerous vertical tastings which allowed consumers the opportunity to taste from at least three different vintages of the same wine. The opportunity to see how wines age at intervals over more than six years and then purchase a favoured vintage is something unique the Cellar Treasures weekend.
This year saw the inclusion of Oddfellows Wines who opened the doors to the Oddfellows Hall for the first time in several years. The Hall was once permanently closed, however it came to life with live music, fantastic wines, and a great atmosphere. This was felt across the region with all of the cellar doors busy throughout the weekend, buzzing with avid drinkers jumping at the chance to experience Langhorne Creek’s past. Angas Plains treated visitors to the Champion Trophy Winning wine from the 2008 Langhorne Creek Wine Show, and Bleasdale will be continuing the cellar-brations (no affiliation with any brand by a similar name) as they offer museum tastings throughout the month of August.
Visit the Langhorne Creek Facebook page for photos from the weekend.
With a number of brands soon to be nearing the minimum age requirements for participation in Cellar Treasures, we are excited by the prospect of introducing more brands to the already expanding line up. Look out for next year’s Cellar Treasures weekend to be held on August 12 and 13.