Lauren Langfield from Orbis Wines is the 2023 Young Gun of Wine.
“After years consulting on organics, biodynamics and regenerative agriculture, Lauren Langfield first made wine for her eponymous label in the 2021 vintage,” YGOW says.
“That year, she also took on the winemaking role at McLaren Vale’s Orbis Wines.
“Winemaking is a fraction of what she does there, though, with Langfield in the role of general manager of the operation, and growing the vines in a truly sustainable, regenerative way.
“Orbis is founded on principles of sustainability that ripple through every part of the business and beyond.
“With regional classics planted, there is also a slew of Mediterranean varieties coming online to join the already productive Trousseau and Tempranillo.”
Langfield says McLaren Vale is the best region in South Australia.
“Its proximity to the ocean and the effect of diurnal ranges make for great growing seasons,” she says.
“I love how there are pockets of high elevation and very old vines, and I especially love the people – everyone is very friendly and welcoming here.
“I am for the Orbis wine brand known for fresh, exciting drink-now styles of wine, and I am lucky to have complete control over harvesting decisions, vinification, maturation and releases.”
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