||Welcome to Currency Creek, South Australia.
Currency Creek was first explored when Captain Charles Sturt
travelled down the Murray River in 1829 and 1830 and made his
last campsite near the town of Goolwa.
In 1837 Currency Creek was officially named and in 1840 an elaborate
town plan for Currency Creek was laid out.
In 1969 the first vines were planted by Wally and Rosemary
Tonkin; one acre each of Riesling, Grenache, Shiraz and Cabernet
Sauvignon. Despite local cynicism, the vines flourished and
the first vintage followed in 1972 for what was then called
Santa Rosa Winery, now known as Currency Creek Winery.
In that same year the first vines were planted on 2.6 hectares,
(6.5 acres) at what today is the Middleton Winery. They too
The climate in the region is slightly cooler than McLaren Vale
and similar to that of Margaret River and California's Carneros.
It is a strongly maritime climate due to Lake Alexandrina and
the Southern Ocean, thus avoiding extremes of cold or heat.
There has been only one September day of frost experienced in
the past 37 years and no hail or fog. The region's low rainfall
is supplemented by irrigation from both the River Murray and
underground bores of extremely good quality.
Our wine varieties include Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot, Shiraz and Chardonnay.