Langmeil Winery

In 1842, a 32-year-old blacksmith named Christian auricht arrived from Prussia with his wife and four children. He settled in the new hamlet of langmeil and built a blacksmith shop in what became the village’s trading area. His original shop remains today as a feature of langmeil’s heritage setting.

Taking its name from the second settlement of German emigrants to the barossa Valley, the family-owned and -operated winery acknowledges the importance and influence of its long history by purposefully integrating it with modern ideologies.

Visitors to langmeil may wander and explore the beautiful gardens and lovingly restored original buildings – including auricht’s smithy – before venturing to the old stables for a visit to the award-winning cellar door, which bears the barossa Trust Mark. The barossa Trust Mark promises integrity and quality, while reflecting the values of origin, community and the environment.

An engaging tasting experience can be enjoyed by experts and novices alike as friendly staff – who are often mistaken for family – guide visitors through a range of premium barossa Valley wines.

For those wishing to fully immerse themselves in the history of langmeil, a hosted tour is available by appointment, wherein small groups can enjoy a pleasant vineyard stroll, followed by a tasting in The Freedom Cellar. located beneath the original cobbler store that was built in 1884, the recently restored Freedom Cellar is a highlight for those who would like to gain intimate insight into old winemaking practices.

Langmeil uses both new- and old-world equipment to capture the characteristics of each wine variety, while protecting the subtleties of its vineyards. open fermenters and basket presses are used to create its premium red wines.

The Freedom 1843 shiraz is a consummate example of the winery’s ability to blend traditional resources with dynamic and modern winemaking techniques.

Accumulating a legion of accolades and awards both locally and abroad, langmeil’s approach to winemaking has led to its recognition as one of australia’s best producers of premium wine.

With an internationally recognised range of wines, a 12-year 5-star rating from James Halliday, multiple south australian Tourism awards, stunning grounds and historical tours, langmeil is a must-see winery for anyone visiting the Barossa Valley.

 

 

TASTING NOTES

2015 The Freedom 1843 Shiraz

The auricht family planted the first vineyard at langmeil in the mid- 1840s. These dry-grown, handpicked, hand-pruned old vines produce fruit with extreme intensity of colour and flavour. The aromas and flavours of plum and dark cherry are complemented by the vanillin, smoky and chocolate characteristics of French oak.

2015 Valley Floor Shiraz

at the barossa Valley’s heart is the valley floor, a rich strip of land that’s home to some of the best-quality shiraz vineyards. This wine earned a barossa Trust Mark for its emulation of the honest, traditional shiraz that comes from such vineyards. ripe, rich fruit displays fine tannins, which results in a medium- to full- bodied wine with an exquisitely soft, dry finish.

2017 Wattle Brae Eden Valley Riesling

Made from 35-year-old tangled vines that flourish in the ancient soils of the cool eden Valley, this wine is a treat for the senses. after harvest, the pristine fruit is gently pressed and fermented at a cool temperature to produce a delicate yet intense wine. balanced with a crisp natural acidity, it has earned its place among the most renowned eden Valley rieslings.

2017 Bella Rouge Rosé

Made from premium cabernet sauvignon grapes, this wine has a pretty perfume of strawberries and raspberries, with hints of musk lollies. light, crisp and beautifully coloured, the wine shows refreshing and sweet red fruits that mingle with bright and zesty acidity, which flow through to a pleasantly long finish. Produced by the climate, for the climate, 2017 bella rouge rosé is the ideal drink for a summer’s day when served chilled.

 

 

 

  • Getting There: Corner Para and Langmeil Roads,
  • Suburb: Tanunda
  • Phone: (08) 8563 2595
  • Fax: 08) 8563 3622
  • Email: [javascript protected email address]
  • Website: www.langmeilwinery.com.au
  • Cellar Door: Open 10:30am–4:30pm daily
  • Restaurant: No
  • Weddings & Functions: Yes
  • Accommodation: No
  • Additional Features: Guided history tours and vineyard and winemaking tours by appointment



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