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Longview is recognised as one of the Adelaide Hillsâ€™ leading vineyards
Longview Vineyard is just south of the historic township of Macclesfield in the Adelaide Hills, about 40 minutes south-east of the city of Adelaide. Since its early days as one of the area's largest dairy farms, Longview has now been meticulously restored and developed into one of South Australia's premium wine tourism destinations. The name Longview aptly describes this vineyard which has panoramic views over the property itself and the surrounding countryside as well as far reaching outlook to the Coorong and Lake Alexandrina.
Situated among some of the regionâ€™s most picturesque vineyard country, Longview crafts a distinguished line-up of wines from each finely tuned piece of their vineyard. In addition to the regionâ€™s proven affinity for Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, Longviewâ€™s southerly location is leading the charge of highly regarded Adelaide Hills Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, drawing international critical acclaim along with a swag of awards.
The first 100 acres of vineyard was planted in 1995. The Longview property now comprises 200 acres of vineyard as well as 500 acres of cattle property. The meandering tree-lined drive leads past thoroughbred horses and picturesque lakes up to the cellar door and an expansive function area which provides a wonderful venue. Discoveries are everywhere on the vineyard, hidden objects of art and rustic charm abound. Look around and youâ€™ll see native gums growing amongst the vines, providing a view rarely seen in Australia. And keep an eye out for the famous blue cow!
Longview will continue to produce wines the way nature intended, as an expresssion of the season in which they are cast. Wines that will attract attention and spark conversation in any vertical line-up. The quality of fruit from the vineyard will continue to make Longview one of the most exciting Adelaide Hills labels. To maintain the natural beauty of the existing land, Longview Vineyard uses ecologically sustainable techniques.
Longview Vineyard Cellar Door is an idyllic venue, just 40 minutes from the heart of Adelaide, situated on the verandah of the property's original cottage. With the original dairy next door, it's spacious outdoor decking is the perfect spot to enjoy the picturesque outlook over Longview Vineyard. Enjoy the true taste of the Adelaide Hills by experiencing Longview's award-winning wines and gourmet produce from the local area.
The predominantly northeast facing slopes and valleys, combined with the cool climate of the Adelaide Hills and the very best winemaking practices, have produced outstanding vintages. Varieties grown on the property are Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Viognier, Semillon, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Nebbiolo, Zinfandel, Merlot and Pinot Noir. Longview is one of the most highly awarded wines from the Adelaide Hills and who can argue when we can count Huon Hooke, James Halliday, Jancis Robinson and Max Allen as fans of the lovely Longview wines. The 2004 Longview Devils Elbow Cabernet Sauvignon took out Top Gold and three Trophies at the 2005 Adelaide Hills Wine Show, Best Cabernet Sauvignon of Show, Best Red Wine of Show and Best Wine of Show! In addition to this Longview won 6 other medals making it the most highly awarded of all 74 entrants. With over ten gold medals and numerous reviews for the other varieites a visit to the cellar door to try the whole range is a must.
â€śThis gem of a shiraz was grown on Longviewâ€™s Macclesfield vineyard in the Adelaide Hills. It has intense pepper-spice and fine French oak aromas. Itâ€™s very young and a touch raw but amazingly slurpable and thoroughly delicious. Sweet, ripe, spicy cherry fruit floods the mouth, smooth as silk and almost lush. The lasting impression is of balance. It should reward cellaring for 12 plus years but itâ€™s hard not to drink it now!" -Huon Hooke re 2006 Longview Yakka Shiraz
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