Winemaking at Mount Langi Ghiran has undergone a generational shift into younger hands over the past ten years. This shift brings innovation, fresh ideas, and a more contemporary knowledge of the science of wine production. Each generation of winemakers to arrive at Mount Langi Ghiran has built on foundations laid down by earlier hands.
Mount Langi Ghiran Wines
The Mount Lang Ghiran vineyard is truly unique, it’s ‘Old Block’ vineyard producing one of Australia’s most distinctive and distinguished wines, the Langi Shiraz. Our winemakers consider it a privilege to work with the amazing array of fruit delivered from the vines and are inspired to pour their talents into crafting wines that exceed expectations.
The raw elements of soil, climate and vine combine to create this unique vineyard. The weathered granite rockface and sedimentary soils, the cold prevailing winds forming off the Southern Ocean and the vinestock carried to this region by Swiss settlers in the 1800’s, all these elements play a critical role in producing the distinctive flavours of Mount Langi Ghiran wines.
Winemaking at Mount Langi Ghiran has undergone a generational shift into younger hands over the past ten years. This shift sees innovation, fresh ideas, and contemporary insight into the science of wine production. Each generation of winemakers to arrive at Mount Langi Ghiran has built upon foundations laid down by hands before them.
The Old Block at Mount Langi Ghiran, home to the iconic Langi Shiraz, was planted to the Swiss clone Shiraz taken from the 140 year old Nursery Block in Great Western. This unique clone of Shiraz matches effortlessly with the cool climate of the Grampians, producing spicy pepper characteristics for which Mount Langi Ghiran has become renowned.
In 1981, cuttings taken from the Old Block were the seedlings for the now flourishing Cliff Edge Shiraz block, warmly referred to as the ‘Baby Langi’. Mount Langi Ghiran now has 80 hectares under vine, primarily red grapes, with the dominant variety of course, being Shiraz. While 80% of the production is Shiraz, other varieties planted at the estate include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese and the white varieties: Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Riesling.
With an impressive portfolio and a passionate team, the winemakers at Mount Langi Ghiran continue to meticulously develop and hone their methods, whilst producing wines that embody the essence of Mount Langi Ghiran.