Brothers in Arms - Australia


In 1882 William Formby bought the Metala estate in Langhorne Creek from the original settler. In 1891, son Arthur planted the first vines on Metala. The 1891 and 1894 plantings consisted of Shiraz and Cabernet – of which about 12 acres are still producing premium fruit. Great grandson Guy Adams and his wife, Liz, now oversee the vineyards and winery and they will pass it along to the 6th generation – for which the No. 6 range is named.

Without doubt our greatest strength is being such an integrated business. We are in control of the management of our soils, pruning regimes, canopies and irrigation in the vineyard right through to deciding when best to bring the fruit into the winery.
We don’t feel the pressure to work to anyone else’s requirements at vintage and can therefore coax and nurture our ferments how we choose, allowing our Viticulture and winery teams to work closely together building skill sharing and teamwork.


The Wines

Brothers In Arms Cabernet Sauvignon

A deep garnet hue, this wine reflects an aroma of rich dark fruits such as blackberries and spiced plums accompanied by a bouquet of violets and eucalyptus.
A seamless marriage of old cabernet vines and the elegance of French oak puncheons has given birth to this graceful wine- Tight yet refined fruit tannins provide a path to take your senses on a journey of forest fruits harmonized with the rich oak providing your palate with the satisfaction of a lengthy finish and lingering ecstasy.

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Brothers In Arms Shiraz

A deep, dark red with a bright crimson hue. Aromatic, yet earthy Langhorne Creek characters. Chocolate mint with blackberries and eucalyptus notes. a faint hint of toasted French oak adds a complex spice and vanilla.
Nutmeg and chocolate. Dark and brooding fruit characters are matched with dark toasted oak and spearmint. A very textural wine with grainy tannins and a firm finish.

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No.6 Shiraz Cabernet

Heavy crimson and magenta hues in colour. Dark plums are matched with a herbal aroma with hints of spice on the nose. Juicy red fruits are met with fine fruit tannins which deliver a fresh velvety mouth-feel across the palate uninterrupted delivering an exceptional finish.

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Leading Horse Cabernet Sauvignon

Showing dense but bright red colour the nose on this wine shares aromas of ripe mulberries with spices and cedar. Hints of freshly grated nutmeg are evident also. A typical Langhorne Creek earthiness with just a hint of anise lead to generous and mouth filling with wild blackberry bush flavours. Fine, powdery tannins provide a nice structure. A wine made to age gracefully.

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No.6 Cabernet Sauvignon

Deeply coloured. This elegant Cabernet has blackberries, wild fennel and redcurrants. A savoury palate with redcurrants and elegant tannins build to a lingering finish. Pair with steak and wild mushrooms.

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