Sourced from some of the oldest Shiraz vines in the world, one of Langmeil’s wine is called “The Freedom 1843 Shiraz” named after the freedom the first pioneers sought. And their other is The Orphan Bank Shiraz with a rather inspiring history!
The grapes that go into the Orphan Bank Shiraz came from the ten rows of the winery’s original pre-1860 Shiraz vines planted by German blacksmith, Christian Auricht. When the owner died in 1860, his vineyards were split up and fast forward to modern times they were at risk of being pulled out for housing development. So the current owners intervened and with modern machinery and techniques, they moved the rows of vines across to the current location, on the banks of the River Para at Langmeil’s cellars and the other original Vine Gardens. Now that is something else!
These four are the Old Vine Garden Series:
- Langmeil Barossa The Freedom 1842 Shiraz
- Langmeil Barossa Orphan Bank Shiraz
- Fifth Wave Grenache
- Jackaman’s Cabernet