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17/11/2008

Langhorne Creek Vignerons’ Cup

The roses are blooming the lawns are green, and the track is prepared for the ever-popular Langhorne Creek Vigneron’s Race Day scheduled for Sunday 23 November at the picturesque Strathalbyn Racing Club.

There’ll be plenty of ‘wine, roses and racing’ on offer when Strathalbyn comes alive for this year’s aptly themed Langhorne Creek Vigneron’s Race Day.

Now in its 11th year, it’s no wonder the attendance grows each year as the word spreads of the vibrant social atmosphere. For the price of a ticket and a wine glass, race goers get unlimited wine tasting.

Sample a delicious selection of the Fleurieu Peninsula’s produce and match it with some fabulous Langhorne Creek wines.

Langhorne Creek is recognised across the wine market and industry in general for its ability to produce consistent, high quality bold red wines that characteristically display delicate soft tannins that provide a unique approachability to these wines. Langhorne Creek reds provide flavoursome 'drink now' qualities yet also classically have enough structure to provide excellent cellaring potential.

The characteristics of Langhorne Creek Cabernet Sauvignon wines are classical mint, blackcurrant and chocolate. Shiraz wines from the region are typically plummy, earthy and chocolaty

However, the region also prides itself on wonderful Verdelho, which has become somewhat of a specialty for the area.

Langhorne Creek white wines provide crisp, clean varietal aromas and flavours and can be enjoyed at any time.

All showcased on-course by Bleasdale Wines, Bremerton Wines, Howlin’ Gale, Lake Breeze, Zonte’s Footstep, Gipsie Jack, The Wine House and the Langhorne Creek Winemakers Association.

Music is a big part of this party and live smooth music provided by ‘The Happy Leonards’ is a sound track for the festivities.

The racing will be exciting with girls putting their best hoof forward in the final of the Spring Series for Fillies and Mares being run on the day.

Add to this the excitement of the day their will also be free children’s activities including trackless train rides, bouncing castle and for the older children rock climbing.

So come and enjoy a taste of Langhorne Creek finest wines and produce. at the Langhorne Creek Vigneron’s Race Day..

Restaurant packages start at $115 for non-members which includes a three course A-la-carte meal and premium drink package. Marquee packages are still available from $40 per head. Reserved Outdoor seating $150 for 6 race goers.

General admission $12, concession $8 and children under 18 entering for free.

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