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Fact of the week – Australian Shiraz

When it comes to maintaining the worlds’ oldest Shiraz vines, you’d expect that a small chateau in Southern France would hold the title. Far from it!

In fact, Australia lays claim to have the oldest continuously producing Shiraz vineyard in the world. While other vineyards across the globe were affected by phylloxera in the late 19th and early 20th century, Australia’s isolation and strict quarantine laws meant that our vineyards escaped unscathed, and remain in production today.

The title of oldest Shiraz vines in the country is believed to be held by Langmeil Winery in the Barossa Valley, however other old vines are found across Australia.

Wonder how it tastes? The Freedom 1843 Shiraz (now close on to its 180th vintage) is still available at $145 a bottle at the cellar door or online.

Link Here: http://bit.ly/Langmeil_Shiraz

More Reading:

1.Australias Oldest Vines

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