Angas Plains Estate - Vineyard in Langhorne Creek
Phillip & Judy share the daily management of the property. Established in 1994 Langhorne Creek on our 100 acre property.
Planting a block each year between 1994 and 2001 to 34 acres of Shiraz, 25.5 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2 acres of Chardonnay all on single trellis.
The vineyard is on the old flood plains of the Angas River. This seasonally flowing river flows after heavy rains from its catchment area of the Adelaide Hills thru the historical township of Strathalbyn to our Langhorne Creek wine region and out to Lake Alexandrina.
The combination of the deep alluvial sandy loam and mild climate provides ideal growing conditions.
The value of planting cover crops between the vines, depends on whether you get enough rain.
The crop is used as mulch adding goodness to the soil.
We have endeavored to set the vineyard up in such a way that we use minimum water and increase the organic matter in the soil, to assist with the reduction of soil moisture by evaporation to ensure the vines are nurtured and grow in balance.
This enables us to grow grapes which can mature to peak fruit ripeness to ensure full flavoured wines can be produced.
Water flowing in the Angas River on the edge of Angas Plains Estate on to Lake Alexandrina
We have a large team of people that assist us with our winter pruning,
as all the vines are carefully hand pruned to shape the vine for its next vintage.