Langmeil Winery is located in the Barossa Valley in South Australia and is regarded as one of the countries top wine producers, famous for having some of the world’s oldest producing vineyards. Owners, Richard and Shirley Lindner and their sons Paul (wine maker) and James (sales and marketing) create unique single vineyard wines from the Barossa old vine gardens.
“Langmeil has the oldest vines in Australia (planted 1843) and a team driven by quality in every aspect, and continues to be recognised as one of the top Australian wine producers.” - Jancis Robinson OBE MW
Langmeil is a blend of old, pre phylloxera vines from estate owned vineyards as well as vines from growers in the Barossa region. The commitment to produce 100% Barossa wines means that Paul works closely with all the growers and recommends practices like gentle destemming and hand harvesting to produce an authentic, quality wine.
South Australia is incredibly dry so with little irrigation the old vines push their roots deep in the soil. With careful pruning these old vines maximise their strength and produce fruit of outstanding quality, depth, colour and flavour not found in other irrigated vines.
By keeping individual vineyard parcels separate throughout the winemaking process, Paul can assess each vineyard for consistency and quality in every vintage. He can highlight varietal characteristics and produces well balanced, complex wines year after year.