The Longhop and Old Plains range of wines are produced by D.enic Torzi and Tim Freeland. The former Gawler high school mates first mooted the idea of making icon wines from the Adelaide Plains in 2002. Vineyards were secured, the requirement being old vines a priority. Their small band of growers have embraced the ideal of delivering premium grapes in order to showcase the power and rich fruit flavours the Adelaide Plains has to offer.Great wine begins in the vineyard and for Old Plains and Longhop nothing is more important. The vineyards are unique, remnant plantings that have survived urban expansion and the pursuit of other agricultural profits. The remaining small vineyards are true masterpieces of wine grape flavour, weathered, gnarly and magnificent in their defiance of commercial expansion.