Orlando is the parent who has been separated from its child, Jacob’s Creek (see separate entry). While Orlando is over 170 years old, Jacob’s Creek is little more than 45 years old. For what are doubtless sound marketing reasons, Orlando aided and abetted the separation, but the average consumer is unlikely to understand the logic and, if truth be known, is unlikely to care.
Orlando is a wine label which has its origins when Johann Gramp planted his first vines on the banks of Jacob's Creek in 1847, and built a winery soon after in the heart of the Barossa Valley. In 1874 Johann gave his son Gustav a vineyard at Rowland Flat which he called "Orlando". Gustav moved the winery to a more spacious site 2 km away from the original site, to where it stands today at Rowland Flat. The name Orlando has been a registered name on many famous and popular wines from this winery since 1912.