The old vines for this single vineyard dry Riesling wine are planted on a unique Eden Valley property affectionately known as Wattle Brae for the native trees that surround it. It is one of Langmeil's cherished estate vineyards dedicated to capturing the best of the region and variety.
Chardonnay is one of the most highly prized white varieties in the world. In a diverse region like the Barossa, we have chosen to take the High Road to Eden Valley, Barossa’s high country and premium cool-climate district, to capture the very best of flavour and texture that Chardonnay has to offer.
Old Barossa vignerons referred to their vineyards as gardens. The Three Gardens is a contemporary blend of Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne – varieties which, while new to the Barossa, show great promise. The best characteristics of each variety have been combined to create a truly harmonious wine.
Many people choose this vibrant style of wine for their drinking pleasure during the warmer summer months. Bella Rouge, Italian for “beautiful” and French for “red” respectively, takes its inspiration from these two traditional wine cultures., to make a refreshing rosé wine perfect for al fresco dining with family and friends.
The Live Wire represents an energetic evolution of the traditional Riesling style introduced by our migrant ancestors in the 1840s. From the renowned Barossa region it is finely balanced with upfront fruit and a tangy crispness on the finish. Vivacious and perfectly refreshing!
If there is one wine made in this world to which Australia can lay claim, it is Sparkling Shiraz. This style of wine first appeared in South Australia in 1888. More than a century later it is now regarded as a symbol of the Barossa. It’s in our blood!
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Grenache has long been held in high esteem by Barossa winemakers. Despite being overlooked elsewhere due to a workhorse history, it has hidden depths and excellent potential. Like a Rough Diamond, ordinary at first glance, its real beauty as a jewel is only revealed through cutting and polishing.
Old Barossa vignerons referred to their vineyards as gardens. The Three Gardens is a contemporary blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro, varieties which have been grown in the Barossa since the 1840s. The best characteristics of each variety have been combined to create a truly harmonious wine.
While the Barossa is renowned for its German heritage there is an important Italian influence too. When the Della Mina family emigrated to South Australia from Italy in the 1930s, they were joined in marriage to the Lindner family, an enduring bond was forged based on a mutual love of family, farming, food and wine.
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Massimo Baraglia left Italy in 1929, seeking a new life for his family. Ten years later he was reunited with his wife, Maria, and their two children when they settled in the Barossa. They maintained their traditions, growing grapes, making wine, salami and cheese as their descendants do to this day.
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The Barossa has garnered a legendary reputation for the exceptional quality of its red wines from some of the world’s oldest vineyards. They were planted in the 1840s and are still cultivated by descendants of the original settlers.
Cabernet Sauvignon is the Offspring of two similar sounding grapes following a chance crossing in the seventeenth century. Growers suspected this due to the shared characteristics with both Franc and Blanc. It’s also pretty fly (for a red wine).
In 1842 a 32-year-old Blacksmith, Christian Auricht, arrived from Prussia with his wife and four children. He settled in the new village of Langmeil and established a forge in what was to become a thriving trading post. His original smithy remains to this day and is a feature of the winery’s heritage setting.
The Barossa is famous for its viticulture, history and winemaking dating back to the 1840s. At its heart is the Valley Floor, a highly-prized strip of prime viticultural land which is the very foundation and forms the essence of this wine. A true taste of the Barossa.
Commissioned by George Fife Angas in 1836, German geologist, Johann Menge, made extensive inspections of New Silesia, now better known as the Barossa. Having surveyed the region, he wrote a prophetic letter to his employer reporting that “your land is and will prove the kernel of this province.”
The Barossa is blessed with one of the most diverse and unique landscapes of any fine wine region in the world. It is this Hallowed Ground which is fundamental to the Barossa’s premium pedigree and rarefied reputation for grape growing and winemaking of the highest quality.
The Fifth Wave is Langmeil’s most treasured Old Vine Garden Grenache and is dedicated to the fifth generation of the Lindner family. Planted in the last century, The Fifth Wave is our ‘call to arms’ to preserve, promote and protect the best of the Barossa.
Jackaman’s vineyard is home to Langmeil’s finest and rarest Cabernet Sauvignon, planted in the 1960s during the Cabernet revolution in the Barossa. This vineyard was lovingly tended by the colourful Barossan Arthur Jackaman, a World War II paratrooper, boxer and butcher who in retirement passed his small plot into Langmeil’s care.
Orphan Bank is testament to Langmeil’s commitment to preserving old and rare Barossa vineyards. Ten rows of Shiraz planted pre-1860 were saved from the developer’s bulldozer and replanted alongside the original Langmeil vineyard on the banks of the North Para River. We called these ten rows the “Orphans”, but after 150 years they have a new home.
Pure Eden is a single site wine, made from an Eden Valley vineyard planted by Charles Angas in the 1890s. Later owned by the Shiltons 1911 -1926; Meakins 1926-1929; Roeslers 1929-1961; Andretzkes 1961-2011 and now the Lindner family. This wine is a reward of these guardians’ efforts for more than one hundred years.
Langmeil Winery is home to The Freedom 1843 Shiraz, believed to be planted in 1843 by vigneron Christian Auricht. Escaping war and persecution in Prussia, Auricht travelled to his new homeland, finding freedom in the Barossa Valley. The original plantings still survive and are some of the oldest and rarest vines in the world.
From it's birth in the 1840's, the Barossa grew and flourished on the foundation of fortified wines. This 25-year-old Liqueur Tawny is a legacy of that time and testament to the knowledge and foresight of generations past.
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