Mount Langi Ghiran, Grampians
Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Great Dividing Range in the Grampians region of Victoria, the Mount Langi Ghiran (Aboriginal for home of the yellow-tailed black cockatoo) vineyard is one of the most isolated and unique sites in Australian viticulture.
The vineyard, with its towering granite cliffs and loamy red soils, encapsulates and extraordinary sense of place. Mount Langi Ghiran, or Langi, as it is fondly referred to by the staff, was orginally planed in 1870. It has become the home of one of Australia's finest cool climate wines, the Langi Shiraz.
Langi was first planted with Shiraz in 1870, but was later replanted by the Frantin brothers in 1963. The exceptionally high quality of the Fratin's fruit quickly drew a strong following and in 1978, the brothers appointed Trevor Mast as consultant winemaker. Inspired by the potential of the vineyard and keen to develop it further, Trevor and Sandra Mast purchased the property in 1987.
In late 2002 the property was sold to the Rathbone family. Trevor stayed on as head winemaker, with Dan Buckle joining the team. Dan took the reins from Trevor in 2003 and has continued on the tradition of exceptional winemaking.