Located in the Grampians region of Victoria, 2 hours from Melbourne, the Mount Langi Ghiran vineyard is one of the most isolated and unique sites in Australian viticulture. Looking at the Mount Langi Ghiran vineyard today it is hard to believe that it started out as a scrub block with a scattering of tin sheds, but Grampians (formerly known as Great Western) is quintessential Australian bush country. The Winemaking team at Mount Langi Ghiran are very fortunate to have great grapes to turn into wines. Originally planted in 1870, Mount Langi Ghiran vineyard was replanted by Italian immigrants, the Fratin Brothers with dreams of creating a little piece of Veneto in Australia. They worked hard at clearing the land to make way for their vines and chestnuts. Don, Lino and Serge Fratin replanted the first Shiraz vines (they simply couldn’t find any Italian varietals at the time) on Mount Langi Ghiran in 1963 and in doing so, created the iconic Langi Old Block Blue Label Shiraz. The brothers continued planting vines, adding Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Hollows Riesling is sourced from two pristine sites at Mount Langi Ghiran; the Langi Old block Riesling planted in 1975 makes the core of this blend, with the remainder harvested from our Hollows vineyard – a marginally warmer sight on the northern slopes of Mount Langi Ghiran. Langi’s very cool climate, together with granite sands and minimal irrigation delivers great purity and stunning natural acidity. The Hollows brings beautifully lifted floral and aromas, and wonderful texture and generosity to the palate. Together the two create an intense and balanced wine with great cellaring potential.