2016 Longhop Old Vine Grenache

Mount Lofty Ranges, SA

Cracking cellar-saving old vine Grenache from Dom Torzi. "Hearty goodness here, and excellent value." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)


Hearty goodness here, and excellent value.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

If you're a Grenache fan, you really can't go wrong here.

This is Grenache from 50-year-old-vines, made with low intervention by Dom Torzi and Tim Freeland. It's just what you'd expect. It's dense and ripe and brimming with delicious chocolate and cherry flavours.

It's really quite remarkable value in the scheme of things.

Gary Walsh awarded it 92 points, Andrew Graham awarded it 92 points, both critics seeing the keen value on offer here. 

This is a dead set steal.

Winemaker Dom Torzi
Winemaker Dom Torzi
Barossa Valley, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"The Shiraz from the same vintage is arguably higher quality, though I prefer drinking this Grenache. Wine is a bit like that I guess. Cherry, peanuts in shell, a bit of dusty spices, and maybe some fresh basil giving it a bit of perfume. Medium to full-bodied, a little earthy and spicy, but cherry/raspberry fruit sweetness at play too, a little rasp of tannin, but by and large a pretty smooth operator, with a finish that’s dry and spicy, and pretty long. Hearty goodness here, and excellent value." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Oz Wine Review

"The Longhop wines are made by Dom Torzi and Tim Freeland. This Grenache comes from Adelaide Plains vines planted in the ‘50s, the wine including a portion of whole bunches. The appeal here is the liquid raspberry fruit generosity with sandy tannins. Those tannins are rough edged, but the grip and weight of this is just great. You can just imagine the concentration of those Grenache berries. And all this for $20? Impressive. Best drinking: Now to ten years easy. " - Andrew Graham (Oz Wine Review)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Cold soak prior to whole berry & partial whole bunch ferment in five ton open top fermenters, soft pump overs and minimal hand plunging. On skins for six days, basket pressed into young seasoned oak with ferment finishing off in barrel. Matured in French oak, two rackings prior to bottling.

Blend : Grenache (100%)
ABV : 14.0%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml


Delivery is Free for any order over $150 or more, or just $9 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

Estimated delivery time frames with Australia Post can be viewed here. Please include Authority to Leave instructions in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout if you may not be available to sign for your delivery and would like it left at your front door. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the cart page before the final checkout page.

Warehouse Pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 8am-5pm Monday to Friday. To select Warehouse Pickup as your shipping method enter our address "F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007" as your shipping address during checkout. Please complete your purchase online before visiting us as we are not licensed to sell over the counter.

Express Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 15km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order is needs to be placed before 12pm midday weekdays for same day delivery.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here (under the 'Delivery Questions' section). If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

For any other shipping related inquiries, please see our helpful FAQ, email us at or call us on 1300 668 385..

Do I have to order in dozens?

No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts?

Yes we offer volume discounts on larger orders. Orders over $499 get a 5% and orders over $999 get a 10% discount. This will be automatically applied during checkout.

How does the price match work?

Everyday Low & Consistent Pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll match it. We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me?

This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store?

No, not really. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

Can I special order a wine you do not sell?

If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

More FaQs: here