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Vines were first planted at Langmeil (which possesses the oldest block in Australia) in the 1840s, and the first winery on the site, known as Paradale Wines, opened in 1932. In 96, cousins Carl and Richard Lindner with brother-in-law Chris Bitter formed a partnership to acquire and refurbish the winery and its 5ha vineyard (planted to shiraz, and including 2ha planted in 1843). Another vineyard was acquired in 98, which included cabernet sauvignon and grenache. In late 2012 the Lindner family put a succession plan into action: Richard and Shirley Lindner, and their sons Paul and James, have acquired 100% ownership of the business. In terms of management, little changes: Paul has been chief winemaker and James the sales and marketing manager since the winery began in 1996. Exports to all major markets.
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Langmeil Winery embodies the ideals inspired by the refinement of knowledge shared from generations of Barossan’s – The Lindner family of Langmeil Winery has been immersed in the Barossa’s culture of farming, food, wine and community for six generations. Their commitment to quality in all aspects is unwavering and any wine that bears the Langmeil name represents the family’s pursuit of excellence in wine and community. THE HISTORYThe Langmeil property was first settled in 1842 by a pioneering settler Christian Auricht and formed one of the district’s first villages. Auricht migrated from Prussia after being persecuted for his religious beliefs, and fled to the Barossa for religious freedom. His legacy survives through what’s believed to be the oldest known surviving Shiraz vineyard in the world, planted in 1843 by Auricht and today continues to produce fruit for the flagship single vineyard wine The Freedom 1843 Shiraz.TODAYLangmeil’s award winning premium range is internationally recognized and they are regarded as one of the top premium wine producers in Australia. The team is dedicated to the success of the winery, driven only by quality in every aspect. Langmeil is a must visit when you are in the Barossa, with stunning grounds and tours showcasing the notable history to thousands of visitors annually.True to the region • True to the community • True to ourselves
Langmeil Village RangeThis collection is Langmeil’s purist representation of premium regional wines that concentrate on those varieties that the Barossa does best. Wines fashioned from vineyards covering up to many of the original 30 villages of the Barossa, producing true regional and varietal definition.Langmeil Old Vine Garden RangeThese prestigious wines offer the purist expression of old, rare and distinguished Barossa vineyards from 35 to 125+ year old vines. Site-specific characteristics, micro-climates and a mix of traditional and modern winemaking techniques enhance these exceptional Old Vine Garden wines. They are all traditional Barossa varieties with unique flavours, ageing and structural profiles. Limited quantities from low-yielding vineyards.
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