Owner and winemaker Ben Glaetzer’s work in Langhorne Creek is one of the most exciting stories in Australia today. Heartland Wines came out of a lunch in 1999 between Ben and three friends, and a fear that rather than expressing the diversity of sites and rich history of the country, Australian wines were heading in a generic, commercial direction. Ben had grown excited at older, high quality vineyards he had seen in the cool-climate Langhorne Creek area, Australia’s oldest settled wine region, one hour south of Adelaide and southeast of McLaren Vale. With a temperature summation approximately equivalent to Alsace, the best Langhorne Creek vineyards benefit from very cool nights that offset warm days, with temperature swings that can reach nearly 40 degrees within a day. The Heartland Wines from Langhorne Creek display the originality and appeal of the area’s regional and varietal characteristics – they are food-friendly, balanced wines offering tremendous value.
What The Critics Say
Winemaker notes on current vintage
"A purple rim encompasses a core of deep ruby. The aromas are surprisingly dominated by red rather than black fruits and hints of spice. The blackberry fruit of the palate is accompanied by a playlist of spices, with cinnamon and licorice on high rotation."
3 Wines Men (2016 vintage)
"Ben Glaetzer has created a cool climate wine that’s adapted to you. Great approachability with subtle raspberry and pepper berry notes up front that meld through the palate and add oak and more warming cinnamon spices with a great and unexpected length. My take away from this wine is that you’d be hard pressed to find a better red from Langhorne Creek for under $20."
92/100 Halliday's Wine Companion, James Halliday (2015 vintage)
"This has the fruit/oak/tannin balance that the Directors' Cut doesn't have. It has similar excellent colour, and is as fresh as a daisy, the red and black cherry fruits speaking of the place first, the variety second."
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