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The Garden of Eden - Pure Eden Vineyard, Eden Valley

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'The first child teaches you the depth of love, and the second teaches you the breadth of love.'

Firstborns get all the attention. With no other siblings, it's only natural that their growth and development should become a focus in the lives of those around them and often, being born to young parents, they grow together.

In terms of the Langmeil family, the Freedom 1843 Shiraz was the firstborn of our Old Vine Garden Collection and arriving early in Langmeil Winery's life has been lavished with love and attention. Its history and pedigree have always focused on the story of us. Indeed, a child of which we are very proud; however, it has an equally impressive sibling.

Just as the Freedom vineyard is an inheritance from the Barossa's early German settlers, the Pure Eden Shiraz hails from the region's English heritage from our Eden Valley vineyard planted by Charles Angas in the 1890s. Charles's grandfather, George Fife Angas, was the founding chairman of the board of directors of the South Australian Company, playing a significant role in the formation and establishment of the colony. Following in his footsteps, Charles was philanthropic and possessed a broad and diverse range of interests, not the least of which was his prominence in the Royal Agricultural Society. This interest undoubtedly led him to establish a vineyard on his Eden Valley property Wattle Brae.

Wattle Brae passed to the Shiltons (1911-1926), the Meakins (1926-1929), the Roeslers (1929-1961), the Andretzkes (1961-2011), and eventually the Lindner family of Langmeil Winery in 2012. With exceptional fruit and winemaker Paul Lindner's skill, the Pure Eden Shiraz is a testament to Charles' vision and subsequent guardians' efforts over a century. Placed in the top ten of Barossa wines by critics of the calibre of Huon Hooke and Bob Campbell MW, it is another of our progeny of which we are equally proud.

The Pure Eden is often absent from the cellar door shelves, with fewer than one hundred cases bottled each year. With a small allocation of the 2018 vintage soon to appear, we thought it was only fitting first to notify our loyal email followers. A wine of deep crimson and purple hues, aromas of red and blue fruits, beautifully balanced flavours of juicy plum and raspberry fruits, sweet and briary spice, and velvety tannins that are approachable now with a cellaring potential of fifteen plus years. A personal favourite, follow the link HERE for more information or to secure a bottle or two.

The 2018 vintage represents the sixth vintage of this wondrous wine from the sixth custodians of the vine garden. With all these sixes, cricket fans may be interested to learn Charles Angas was an avid follower of the game. So much so that he donated the famous clock above the scoreboard at the Adelaide Oval. Coming from Angas' original vineyard, it is perhaps serendipitous that, with the Freedom dismissed early, the Pure Eden Shiraz has the opportunity to stride to the centre, have its time at the crease and cement itself as one of the greats!

Kind regards as always,

Jonathan Bitter
Cellar Door Manager

When visiting the Barossa remember to book in for your cellar door tasting
or perhaps book in for one of our experiences

The Freedom Experience

The Freedom Cellar

Hosted by Jonathan and includes a tour
and tasting. $150 per person. 
Allow up to 3 hours.

Old Vine Garden Experience

The Freedom Room

Hosted in the Freedom Room by our
experienced staff. $50 per person.
Allow an hour




Looking for somewhere to stay in the Barossa?
Langmeil Winery offers you a haven within the Winery grounds. More details HERE.


Cnr Langmeil & Para Roads, Tanunda SA 5352, Australia
tel: +61 8 8563 2595. Producer's Licence 50800036.

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