Barossa is celebrating the release of what is known as the ‘honour-roll’ of Australian wine, the Langton’s Classification VII this week.

Barossa continues its reign as the highest represented region, with 31 wines made solely from Barossa’s two regions; Barossa Valley and Eden Valley. An additional 7 wines contain significant percentages of Barossa fruit included bringing Barossa’s inclusion to 28% of the Australia-wide list.

The Langton’s Classification, now in its 30th year, bases eligibility on how well a wine performs on the open auction market; the volume of demand it attracts and the prices it realises. Revised every five years, Langton’s comments “ultimately, the reputation of a wine is based on its auction pedigree, the record it builds up, over time.” The success of Barossa’s wines in the Classification underlines the exceptional quality of both the region’s viticulture and winemaking.

The Barossa Wine Auction run biannually by Langton’s, is gaining a reputation as a world-class event. Sales routinely break records, with an Imperial of Penfolds Bin 95 Grange selling for $62,910 and the top bid for Henschke’s “Once-in-a-lifetime Hill of Grace Experience’ reaching $19,805 in 2017.

The 2019 Barossa Wine Auction is scheduled for April 26 2019, with lot information and tickets for the live auction available in mid-December 2018.


Exceptional: The most highly prized of all Australian fine wines. Representing generations of effort and character of place.

Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz

Chris Ringland Dry Grown Barossa Ranges Shiraz

Henschke Mount Edelstone Shiraz

Rockfords Basket Press Shiraz

Seppeltsfield 100 Year Old  Para Vintage Tawny

Torbreck RunRig Shiraz


Outstanding: The best of Australian winemaking practices, vineyard provenance and regional voice.

Barossa Valley Estate E&E Black Shiraz

Charles Melton Nine Popes Shiraz Grenache Mouvèdre

Grant Burge Meshach Shiraz

Greenock Creek Roennfeldt Road Shiraz

Henschke Keyneton Euphonium Shiraz Cabernet Merlot

Henschke Cyril Henschke Cabernet Sauvignon

Kaesler Old Bastard Shiraz

Langmeil The Freedom 1843 Shiraz

Penfolds RWT Shiraz

Peter Lehmann Stonewell Shiraz

Rockfords Black Sparkling Shiraz

Seppeltsfield Para Liqueur Tawny (Vintage)

Yalumba The Signature Cabernet Shiraz


Excellent: Australian wines of consistent merit. Steadfast, popular and expressive.

Elderton The Command Shiraz

Glaetzer AMON-Ra Shiraz

Hentley Farm Clos-Otto Shiraz

John Duval Plexus Shiraz Grenache Mourvèdre

Kalleske Johann Georg Old Vine Shiraz

Leo Buring Leonay DW Riesling* (Eden Valley or Clare Valley depending on the vintage)

Pewsey Vale The Contours Riesling

St Hallett Old Block Shiraz

The Standish Wine Company Standish Single Vineyard Shiraz

Torbreck The Descendant Shiraz Viognier

Turkey Flat Shiraz

Yalumba The Octavius Old Vine Shiraz


Wines containing a significant proportion of Barossa fruit:


Penfolds Bin 95 Grange Shiraz

Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon


Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz

Penfolds St Henri Shiraz


Penfolds Bin 28 Kalimna Shiraz

Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon

Wolf Blass Black Label Cabernet Shiraz Malbec