Angas Plains Wines

Established in 1994 by Phillip and Judy Cross, Angas Plains Wines is a James Halliday- rated 5-star winery set in the heart of the Langhorne Creek wine region. In 1993, Phillip carefully selected vine material that he used to develop his own vineyard nursery, and this was the beginning of Angas Plains Wines. The following year the first cabernet sauvignon was planted. Together, Phillip and Judy continued to develop a new block of vines each year, finishing with chardonnay in 2002.

Just 45 minutes away from Adelaide and ten minutes from the historical town of Strathalbyn, this lovely winery specialises in dry red and sparkling wines. Immersed in local family history, Angas Plains Wines offers you the chance to relax in an authentic winery setting, with breathtaking views overlooking the Adelaide Hills vineyards.

Nestled in a quiet countryside to offer complete tranquillity, Angas Plains Wines also offers a grassy area for children to play, so you can feel comfortable bringing the entire family.

The Angas Plains Wines restaurant serves rustic food made from only the freshest local produce, as well as some of the winery’s own products. As a testament to the quality of the food, the winery was awarded the Cellar Door award for Best Food in the Langhorne Creek region in 2015 by Gourmet Traveller WINE.

Believing that great wines are born out of great vineyards, this approach has seen the winery receive recognition with numerous awards, including gold for its 2012 PJ’s Shiraz at the 2014 Langhorne Creek Wine Show and the 2013 Royal Hobart International Wine Show. Angas Plains Wines’ PJ’s Sparkling Chardonnay was also a silver-medal winner at the 2014 Langhorne Creek Wine Show.

Constantly yielding wines of the highest quality, it’s no wonder this winery has been awarded a 5-star rating by Halliday six years in a row.

 

TASTING NOTES

2012 Angas Plains Estate PJ’s Shiraz

Those brave enough to explore this intensely deep-purple shiraz will discover dark-plum and gentle licorice undertones beneath the bold surface. Aged in French and American oak barrels for 14 months, this shiraz can be enjoyed over the next five to 15 years.

NV Angas Plains Estate PJ’s Sparkling Chardonnay

This fresh and fruity sparkling chardonnay has a good balance of flavour and acidity that offers a brut- style finish. The palate has light, crisp, and fruity flavours that dance around on the tongue, and the fine and delicate bubbles make for a light and easy-to-drink wine.

2012 Angas Plains Estate Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

This special reserve wine is only produced when there is an exceptional parcel of grapes. The intensity of the fruit and varietal characteristics of the Langhorne Creek soft-tannin cabernets are integrated with fine oak to develop this wine.

2012 Angas Plains Estate PJ’s Cabernet Sauvignon

This nicely-articulated cabernet exhibits a bright, deep colour and exudes rich and pleasant fruit aromas. The palate is assuaged by blackcurrants that have been aged in French oak barrels for 16 months. This provides hints of black olive and cedar characteristics that add to the enjoyment of this medium- bodied wine.

  • Getting There: 317 Angas Plains Road
  • Suburb: Langhorne Creek
  • Phone: (08) 8537 3159
  • Fax: (08) 8537 3353
  • Mobile: 0439 862 105 – Phillip
  • Email: [javascript protected email address]
  • Website: www.angasplainswines.com.au
  • Cellar Door: Open 11:00am–5:00pm, Thursday to Monday
  • Restaurant: Yes casual australian cuisine and rustic food
  • Weddings & Functions: Yes (Max 85 seating, 200 cocktail)
  • Accommodation: Yes
  • Additional Features: live music every third Sunday of the month, online and cellar door wine specials, and room for helicopter landing



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