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Paul playing Kegel in the Tanunda Kegelbahn
Chief Winemaker, Paul Lindner, reading the lay of the land.


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Stelle Nere NV Sparkling Shiraz
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Perfect for the Christmas season which is fast approaching.


The platinum medal-winning
2019 Valley Floor is expected to rollover to the 2020 vintage by month's end. 
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Introducing 2018 Hallowed Ground.
~95 Points The Real Review Huon Hooke, June 2021

~92 Points The Wine Front, May 2022
~Gold at Berlin Wine Trophy, April 2022
~'Highly Recommended' Australian Wine Guide, April 2022
~Silver at Lond Wine Competition, June 2021
~4.5 Points Cuisine New Zealand, March 2021

October will see the release of the OLD VINE GARDEN collection; the only way to guarantee an allocation is by joining the

With one delivery a year of the 6 bottles (you can choose to double up and get two of each) you can also subscribe to Zealous and/or Seasonal clubs to receive a great selection across our range 4 times a year.



We are packing and despatching your Wine Club packs this week - keep an eye out for them.

Not in a Fellowship of Followers Wine Club? Apply  HERE 

All our large format bottles are available in our online shop.

There are 1.5Ltr Magnums, 3Ltr Double Magnums and 6Ltr Imperials from our Old Vine Garden Collection and Valley Floor Shiraz, including back vintages.




'I am not a perfectionist. I'm just very observant.'
Chris Van Allsburg

Geographers have studied wine since the early Greek and Roman times when viticulturists realised that the same grape grown in different geographic regions or experiencing varied climatic conditions produced a wine with different aromas and flavours. Though wine has come a long way since the time of Bacchus and Dionysus, the fundamentals remain the same; it's always about climate and soil and, most importantly, the ability to read and interpret them.

As with all challenges in life, keen observation of subtle nuances can mean the difference between good and great. It struck me recently when reading, of all things, an article about the Tanunda Kegel Club. You would think a game where you send a heavy wooden ball 127 feet down the equivalent of an unoiled wooden spoon drain in an attempt to leave only the front pin of nine standing would be challenging enough. However, as revealed by veteran kegeler Peter Nicolai's interview, it's not only the sheer 38-metre length of the alley that increases the degree of difficulty – it's what lies beneath. 'You need to learn to read the track; if it rains, it swells up and moves; if it's fine for a week, it dries out, and it will move again.' So, while to the casual observer, things may seem the same, there are hidden subtleties that can make a world of difference - much like each vintage! Perhaps that's why winemakers love to play Kegel.

Director of winemaking Paul Lindner was paying equal attention in 2018 when he made his Kegelbahn Shiraz. Observing sub-regional vineyards across Angaston, Gomersal, Greenock, Seppeltsfield, Stone Well and Tanunda. Monitoring soil moisture from the preceding winter rains. Noting the quality of the flowering and fruit set. Conscious of veraison-interrupting heat spikes. Finally, sending in the pickers as the vines achieved full flavour ripeness slightly earlier than forecast.

To discover how well Paul read the track for what The Real Review called 'Super vibrant without too much artefact. Good line and length' awarding it 93 points, and if a juicy 2018 Shiraz sounds up your alley; Click  HERE  to go to our special offers page to score a six-pack for $89.95 delivered.

Observantly yours,

Jonathan Bitter
Cellar Door Manager



As seating is limited, please pre-book your Cellar Door visit to avoid disappointment on arrival.  Call us on 08 8563 2595 to book, and you might like to book in for one of these experences:-

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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