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During the downturn of wine sales in the 1980s the vineyard was neglected and falling into ruins then in 1996 it was bought by local residents, the Lindner and Bitter families.They restored the old buildings and tended the neglected gardens and vines.
Joining the others in the rustic tasting room I did get a few glorious samples. Those with better taste buds than mine will be happy to know that James Halliday awarded the 2008 vintage of Langmeil's The Freedom 1843 Shiraz, 97 points, one of the highest scores ever awarded by this esteemed critic.
Fittingly it was named The Freedom 1843 Shiraz because the Aurichts came to Australia from Prussia to avoid religious persecution -- like the many who have come after them they wanted the freedom to worship as they saw fit.