Longhop Old Vine Grenache
Tim Freeland and Domenic Torzi source precious Adelaide Plains old vine survival plantings from the 1950s.
Coupled with their non-interventional approach to winemaking, Longhop wines are lush, generous and full of flavour.
With this Grenache expect medium bodied flavours of plum, raspberry, dried herbs and supple fine tannins. Food match with Asian cuisine, roasted meats and vegetables.
Great wine begins in the vineyard—and for Longhop nothing is more important.
Our vineyards are unique, remnant plantings that have mostly survived urban expansion and the pursuit of other agricultural proﬁts. They also escaped the vine pull schemes that were popular during the 1980s. These government sponsored schemes saw old, low yielding vines uprooted with the help of subsidies and replaced by cash crops of vegetables and wheat. In some instances vast tracts of old vine shiraz was replaced by chardonnay! What a waste.
The remaining small vineyards are true masterpieces of wine grape flavour, weathered, gnarly and magnificent in their defiance of commercial expansion. Hand made wines Wine made by flavour not by numbers, is one way of describing our approach to winemaking. Its a year round, hands on approach that makes our wine unique. The hard work never seems to end but seeing the wines evolve over time is truly rewarding.