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    About Currency Creek Wine Region - South Australia  
       
    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 that 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 were successful.

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, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz and Chardonnay.