Events & Tastings
Our grounds at Mount Langi Ghiran host a number of community and social gatherings and events.
Vintage 2019 Q&A with Adam Louder
We sit down with Adam Louder after his first vintage as Chief Winemaker at Mount Langi Ghiran. No stranger, Adam has spent a great deal of time at Langi at different points throughout his career. In fact, Adam’s career began at Langi as a cellar hand under the legendary Trevor Mast.
Q: Having experienced 33 harvests around the world, what is so special to you about Langi?
I have a spiritual connection to Langi. The nature and the people are great too. Having a shared vision with Damien (Chief Viticulturalist) for now and for the future is really important. It’s exciting to work with a team who are on the same page about what we want to achieve; making some of the best wines in the country.
Q: What can we look forward to from vintage 2019?
Shiraz is set to be excellent across all tiers. We’re seeing a great deal of depth and a strong flavour profile across the board. Our whites, Pinot Gris and Riesling, are also looking very smart.
Q: Shiraz at our core, what we can expect from our 2019 flagship Shirazes?
We will see Talus, Mast and Langi Shiraz carry their traditional hallmarks, capturing a snapshot of the vineyard in the vintage. Very good fruit definition, spice and minerality.
Q: The Grampians experienced dry conditions and cold weather during flowering this vintage, resulting in lower yields. What does this mean for wine quality across varieties?
Although crop levels decreased by about 30% on average, the resulting quality is really strong. This has prompted great flavour intensity, and solid definition and depth all round.
Q: As harvest is now over, what’s going on in the winery?
It’s business as usual for us. Fruit has finished pressing so we’re getting it all into oak before we put them to bed for maturation. Then, we’ll be casting our eyes onto our 2018s – blending is set to commence from June-July.
Vintage 2019 update
As we come to the end of Vintage 2019 harvest we sat down with Mount Langi Ghiran Viticulturist, Damien Sheehan who has been a part of the team since 1996.
Vintage is an exciting time at the winery, we have a large vintage team from around the world and you can feel the excitement when picking begins. The team make time for us to give us an update on Vintage 2019 which is moving fast.
How is this vintage progressing? Is harvesting nearly over?
“Harvest will finish today!“
Damien explains that this season has been a very dry one with the total rainfall for the period among the driest on record, however, he is positive.
” Fortunately, there was some rain and for grape growing, it arrived at just the right times (just before flowering and again just before veraison).
After a Summer that never really got going vintage eventually cranked up in late February and then really took off in March with a burst of warm weather.
It was all hands on deck as we worked around the clock to bring fruit in at optimum ripeness, and then just as suddenly the weather turned cool again and the ripening slowed down to a more leisurely pace, so much so that here we still are harvesting fruit all the way through to Easter!”
As harvest is coming to an end what does this mean for the winery?
“The team have been working hard throughout harvest, there are a couple of busy weeks in the winery before things will begin to slow down.”
How has this impacted the quality of our grapes and the future quality of vintage 2019 wines?
“As a result of the dry conditions and some cold weather at flowering, the yields have been below average with light bunches and small berries.”
Despite this, we have something special to look forward to as Damien explains what this means for wine quality.
“The resulting quality has been outstanding across all varieties, the fruit characters are intense and concentrated and because of the stop-go weather this season, the acidity is naturally high producing perfectly balanced wines.”
We wouldn’t have been able to conquer Vintage 2019 without our wonderful vintage crew, some of which have come all the way from South Africa, France, Germany, England and New Zealand along with our team of local harvesters.
Thank you to our Vintage crew for taking great care of our grapes as they now ascend into the winery!
Easter tasting and Cellar Door offer
Easter is the perfect time to explore the Grampians and visit our Cellar Door.
Delve into our distinct cool climate Shiraz this Easter with our special Shiraz tasting:
2015 Spinoff Hillcrest Shiraz – One single barrel from a tiny section in our Old Block.
2017 Talus Shiraz – A testament to our unique vineyards and our whole team.
We would also like to offer you 10% OFF any 6 pack, mixed or straight at our cellar door.
Please note we will be closed on Good Friday. We are open from 10 am to 5 pm every other day.
For more information please call or email us:
Phone: +61 (0)3 5354 3207
Wine & Symphony
Wine, cheese feast, vineyard promenade, sun-basking & 40 minutes of classical music performance.
Spend the afternoon in the spectacular grounds of Mount Langi Ghiran. Wine, cheese feast, vineyard promenade, sun-basking culminating with 40 minutes of performance by four classical musicians, a glass of Langi Shiraz in your hand.
Seriously Shiraz: three vintages, three decades
2018, 2008, 1998
Mount Langi Ghiran invites you to a first preview of the 2018 vintage with winemaker Jessica Robertson. Starting with a guided tour of the winery, you will then be led into a tasting of Mount Langi Ghiran finest wines spanning three decades.
$100 pp // BOOK NOW //
Wine & Symphony
…but not only.
Saturday 4th November spend the afternoon in the spectacular grounds of Mount Langi Ghiran. Wine, cheese feast, vineyard promenade, sun basking culminating with 40 minutes of performance by musicians from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
$80pp // BOOK //
Riesling Spring Tasting
Taste the complexity of Mount Langi Ghiran Old Block Riesling planted in 1975 which grows in front of the winery. The site’s cool climate, together with granite sands and minimal irrigation, delivers grapes with great purity and vibrant natural acidity.
(Re)Discover Riesling, taste 4 completely different wines from the same block; savoury, crisp acidity, sweet, lime, honeycomb….
End of Vintage 2017
Join the winemaking team at the winery to celebrate, taste, discover, understand and drink #v17.
There will be barrels tasting, bbq, bonfire and more.
The tasting will include different barrel components of the 2017 Shiraz that will make Langi and Mast. $60pp BOOK
Receive a Complimentary 2014 Cliff Edge Shiraz this Christmas!
As we approach Christmas, why not gift a wine club membership to that special someone. As a thank you we will send you a complimentary bottle of 2014 Cliff Edge Shiraz..
On tasting : Langi Riesling 2000, 2010 & 2013
Langi Riesling is selectively hand harvested from our Langi Old Block Riesling vines planted in 1975 at Mount Langi Ghiran. The site’s cool climate, together with granite sands and minimal irrigation, delivers grapes with great purity and stunning natural acidity. A small section of 15 panels across 15 rows at the southern crest of the block was selectively hand-harvested in order to capture their flavour intensity and razor-fine acidity. As a result, we are able to create wines with great energy and depth, and with superb cellaring potential.