Langhorne Creek 5255 is a collaborative project between growers and winemakers from Langhorne Creek. The project has been designed to provide three winemakers with the opportunity to create a one-off wine under their own label that solely showcases Langhorne Creek fruit.
More than 25 winemakers and wine businesses applied for the chance to be gifted with up to a two-tonne allocation of local Langhorne Creek fruit.
It’s our pleasure to announce that our Project 5255 winemakers will be Charlotte Hardy, Turon White and Rob Mack.
Charlotte Hardy of Charlotte Dalton Wines has recently opened a cellar door and winery in Port Elliot and in 2018 was awarded Best Wine of Show at the Adelaide Hills Wine Show for her 2017 Love you Love Me Shiraz.
Charlotte will be exploring Langhorne Creek Fiano grapes for her exclusive wine under Project 5255.
Turon White of Turon Wines is another of the winemakers taking part in Project 5255. Turon works as the Head Winemaker at one of the Adelaide Hills most recognised wineries and, in 2019, was featured in the Young Gun of Wine Top 50.
Turon is looking to create his exclusive wine using Grenache grapes from the Creek.
The final winemaker for Project 5255 is McLaren Vale winemaker Rob Mack of Aphelion Wines.
Rob, together with his wife Louise Rhodes, established Aphelion Wine Co in November 2015. The McLaren Vale winery has since been awarded with several industry awards including Winner of Young Gun of Wine in 2018.
Rob is using the Project 5255 opportunity to explore the Malbec grapes grown in Langhorne Creek.
Each winemaker has their own unique style and aesthetic and that will be truly evident in the wine making process, finished product and label. We all know that wine is closely bound to a sense of place so we’re excited to see the wines that are created.
Over the coming months, we look forward to capturing and sharing their individual journeys