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Sunday 3 October 2021

A Barossa experience no wine lover will want to miss

Langmeil cellar door in the Barossa offers more than just a wine tasting experience.

Visitors to Langmeil also get to step back in time, and also (for a fee) get to taste a wine made from what are believed to be the oldest shiraz vines in the world. 

Once a derelict winery built amongst an abandoned trading village of a bygone era, Langmeil Winery is now a revived and captivating "must do" for any wine lovers visiting the Barossa. 
pocket of Barossa’s vine and wine history.

Guests are introduced to Barossa Valley and Eden Valley wines - and a free flight of rieslings is currently on the tasting menu. 

Tastings are a seated experience and bookings are preferred and take precedence over walk-ins.

For anyone wanting a complete Barossa experience, the Freedom Cellar, which was originally the cobbler's shop in the historic trading village, is now open. 

Lovingly restored, the cellar is now the ultimate location in which to sample Langmeil’s Old Vine Garden wines as part of a hosted winery and historic vineyard experience.

The two-three-hours tour operates Monday to Fridays only. 

The Langmeil property was revived in 1996 when Richard Lindner, Carl Lindner and Chris Bitter, whose families have lived in the Barossa for several generations, restored the old buildings, well and landscaped the grounds. 

In the clean-up prior to restoration, a small patch of gnarly old shiraz vines from the original 1843 plantings was discovered.

The most important task was to rescue them, and after some tender loving care the vineyard was successfully revived and named The Freedom. After careful viticulture, Langmeil's first harvest from the Freedom vineyard was in 1997.

The Freedom Experience is nothing short of an adventure for old vine wine lovers looking for total immersion in the Barossa region.

The tour begins with an explanation of the region's geography, settlement and broader agricultural history. 

Next, you move on to viticulture and a visit to that ancient vineyard before retiring to the privacy and ambience of the Freedom Cellar for samplings and stories of our Old Vine Garden Collection.

The tour is $100 per head and strictly by appointment. 

Phone 08 8563 2595 or email

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