Heartland Wines | Langhorne Creek, Australia
Heartland Wines was created by a small group of leading South Australian wine identities who are all good friends and share a passion for making great wine. At the helm of this venture is winemaker Ben Glaetzer part of the well know Glaetzer family from the Barossa Valley.
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.Both reds and whites feature grape varieties uncommonly seen in Australian wines, but perfectly suited to the cool, Langhorne Creek climate.
Red varieties include Lagrein from northern Italy, a grape that Ben Glaetzer is especially excited about due to its acid retention and subsequent combination of rich fruit and vibrancy. Dolcetto is another red northern Italian varietal planted at Heartland, which again thrives in the cool climate, developing wines of wonderful brightness and expressiveness. White grapes include Verdelho, Viognier, Semillon and Pinot Gris. These grapes have different fruit character, texture and weight, but all the Heartland whites feature lively aromatics, freshness and zesty spiciness.