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A single vineyard, strongly terroir wine by maestro Ken Helm AM, from fruit picked off neighbour Al Lustenberger's property, only released under the premium black label if it reaches the highest quality benchmarks. Since 2005 the collaboration of Lustenberger and Helm has claimed more than fourteen trophies. Helm»
Haan have claimed a breathtaking tally of world class accolades for such a small, boutique Barossa estate. Conspicuous trophies and medals at the prestigious London International, Australian Wine Producer of Year and Trophy for Best Blended Red. Haan»
Campbell's Topaque is the most wickedly intense, lusciously rich elixir, laden with candied peel flavours, honeycombed fruit and amber complexities. Painstakingly crafted to the old world Solera system, a bespoke tradition of fractional blending and elevage, achieving the most indulgent concentration of flavour through a laborious racking of barrels as the angels take their share. Campbells»
Langtons Excellent Classification. From ancient vines planted in the 1890s, Elderton Command has established an enviable reputation since inaugural vintage, one of Australia's most eminent icon wines. Elderton»
Woodhenge is about big ideas, in the manner of cyclopean fences built by Australia's early settlers. A wine of great elemental sculpture, the assemblage of individual vineyard and sub-regional characteristics is the key to success of the style. Wirra Wirra»
Howard Park is internationally feted as one of the new world's great Riesling wines, achieving superstar status after claiming highly coveted gold medal at the prestigious London International. Riesling was Howard Park's first vintage, it remains the Australian west's most enduring white after over three decades of superlative editions. Howard Park»
From parcels of Pinot Noir, planted to the foot of tailings, left behind by waves of prospectors who pursued their fortune amongst the open pits and mines on Adelaide Hills during the gold rush of the 1850s. Crushed and destemmed straight into the press with minimal time on skins to extract the perfect pink, its blushing lipstick hues presage a cornucopia of lifted strawberry and cherry blossom characters, ruby grapefruit and luscious jube over a length of tasty, toothsome tannins, the perfect Rosé for lazy afternoons or late night soirées. Bird In Hand»
The Daisy Hill district thrived throughout the 1850s, due to its location along the main route to and from gold fields. The Amherst property sits atop old alluvial tailings, ancient diggings can still be seen around the property dressed in rich quartz soils. Amherst»
The inaugural release of Hanging Rock Shiraz was vintage 1987 and what an event it was, immediately claiming gold and inspiring comparisons to Grange by the industry press. From from fruit grown to the estate Athols Paddock, a complex Heathcote style, more Syrah than Shiraz, boasting several trophies and over fifty gold to its distinguished history, big, powerful and rich, yet exhibiting an elegance and finesse that's rare in Australian wine. Hanging Rock»
The enthusiastic maritime climes of Martinborough are heaven sent for a style and quality of Sauvignon Blanc to rival the world's finest. Mother nature sets the stage, but ultimately it is the thoughtful viticultural practices of the Palliser Estate team, which ensures a harvest of ripe and intensely flavoured Sauvignon Blanc at every vintage. Palliser Estate»
Pietro D’orsa found work in Australia as a winegrower circa 1868, quenching the thirst of miners during the Victorian gold rush. Several generations later, Pietro's progeny returned to viticulture. Sanguine»
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Torbreck Cuvee Juveniles GSM
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Varietal Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre
Region Barossa / SouthAustralia
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Torbreck Descendant Shiraz Viognier
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Varietal Shiraz Viognier
Region Barossa / SouthAustralia
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Torbreck Harris Vineyard Grenache
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Varietal Grenache
Region Barossa / SouthAustralia
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Torbreck Highland Fling Fortified Shiraz
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Varietal Shiraz
Region Barossa / SouthAustralia
Each $74.99
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Torbreck Highland Fling Fortified Shiraz 375ml
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Varietal Shiraz
Region Barossa / SouthAustralia
Each $44.99
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Torbreck Hillside Grenache
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Varietal Grenache
Region Barossa / SouthAustralia
Each $74.99
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Torbreck Hillside Shiraz Roussanne
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Varietal Shiraz
Region Barossa / SouthAustralia
Each $29.99
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Torbreck Kyloe Mataro
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Varietal Mourvedre
Region Barossa Eden / SouthAustralia
Each $28.99
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Torbreck Les Amis Old Vine Grenache
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Varietal Grenache
Region Barossa / SouthAustralia
Each $174.99
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Torbreck Les Amis Old Vine Grenache Museum Release
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Varietal Grenache
Region Barossa / SouthAustralia
Each $199.99
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Torbreck Marsanne
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Varietal Marsanne
Region Barossa / SouthAustralia
Each $44.99
Dozen $539.00
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Torbreck Roussanne
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Varietal Roussanne
Region Barossa / SouthAustralia
Each $44.99
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Torbreck RunRig Shiraz
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Varietal Shiraz
Region Barossa / SouthAustralia
Each $299.99
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Torbreck Steading GSM
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Varietal Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre
Region Barossa / SouthAustralia
Each $41.99
Dozen $503.00
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Torbreck Steading Marsanne Viognier Roussanne
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Varietal Marsanne Viognier Roussanne
Region Barossa / SouthAustralia
Each $35.99
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Torbreck Struie Shiraz
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Varietal Shiraz
Region Barossa Eden / SouthAustralia
Each $48.99
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Torbreck Struie Shiraz 375ml
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Varietal Shiraz
Region Barossa Eden / SouthAustralia
Each $28.99
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Torbreck The Bothie Frontignac 375ml
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Varietal Muscat Frontignac
Region Barossa / SouthAustralia
Each $19.99
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Torbreck The Factor Shiraz
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Varietal Shiraz
Region Barossa / SouthAustralia
Each $114.99
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Torbreck The Gask Eden Valley Shiraz
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Varietal Shiraz
Region Eden / SouthAustralia
Each $79.99
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Torbreck Woodcutter Roussanne Viognier Marsanne
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Varietal Roussanne Viognier Marsanne
Region Barossa / SouthAustralia
Each $21.99
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Torbreck Woodcutter Semillon
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Varietal Semillon
Region Barossa / SouthAustralia
Each $18.99
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Torbreck Woodcutter Shiraz
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Varietal Shiraz
Region Barossa / SouthAustralia
Each $24.49
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Low yielding, old and dry grown Barossa Valley vineyards are the cornerstone of Torbreck Vintners

Torbreck founder David Powell was immersed in the study of Economics at Adelaide University, when an uncle introduced him to wine. Young Dave realized that grapes could be more intriguing than numbers. He began spending more and more of his spare time in the Barossa Valley and during the winters, he availed himself of the opportunity to venture overseas to work harvests in California and Italy. He travelled throughout the famous wine regions of Europe and even spent time in Scotland as a lumberjack. This experience was instrumental in illuminating the unique attributes of the Barossa, at a time when others felt its heritage was past the sell by date.

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Finding work at Rockford, Powell became steeped in the traditional culture of the Barossa as the idea of owning his own winery began to take shape. David was saddened by the vinous devastation caused by the mid 1980s government sponsored ‘Vine Pull’ scheme. He became convinced that a market existed for old vine wines as influenced by the classic Rhône styles. Lacking deep pockets (but inspired nonetheless), he set about approaching local landowners concerning their neglected properties.

Powell began to discover and clean up a few sections of dry grown old vines and was able to secure a contract for the supply of grapes from a run down but ancient Shiraz vineyard. He managed to raise enough money to share farm the vineyard, a practice which involves paying the owner a percentage of the market rate for his grapes in return for totally managing the property. Dave nurtured these old, lifeless and overgrown vineyards in his spare time. Near lifeless, he brought them back to health and was rewarded with small parcels of fruit which he made into wine.

Bringing the old practice of share farming back to the Barossa subsequently secured for him a regular supply of fruit from the best Shiraz, Grenache, and Mataro vineyards, including a few hectares of what are thought to be among the oldest grapevines on the planet. In return for his equity of toil and sweat, Powell’s efforts were rewarded with a few parcels of dry grown fruit, and he turned these wages into the first bottles of Torbreck.

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As the first vintages lay in barrel, Dave thought back to his experiences overseas and realized that the growers of the Barossa Valley had overlooked the suitability of the French white Rhône varieties. Powell purchased 30 acres of land in Marananga in 1994 for the purpose of planting Marsanne, Roussanne, and Viognier. Shiraz was included in the mix in what is now known as the Descendant Vineyard, also the site of the new Torbreck winery.

In 1995 Dave crushed three tonnes of grapes and fermented them into wine in a shed on his 12-hectare Marananga property. He named his wine Torbreck after the forest in Scotland where he worked as lumberjack. Other acquisitions (included a one hundred year old vineyard that had been previously share farmed) soon followed, and Torbreck continues to follow the path of sourcing the best fruit possible from its own vineyards and those of select growers. It can be said that the Torbreck portfolio offers the best of both worlds, old and new. Powell is a passionate believer in the Barossa Valley and its viticultural heritage. Dave loves the intense, rich, Rhone-like flavours that come from old vines. His approach to grapegrowing and winemaking melds the region’s terroir with its traditional winemaking practises. In so doing he has achieved a style that fuses his love for the Barossa with his admiration for the valleys of the Rhône.

In July 2002 the historic Hillside property was acquired by Torbreck. Situated in Lyndoch, it is one of the original Barossa properties. Vast and picturesque it contains some magnificent old and ancient vineyards that will further the source of premium quality fruit. The Hillside property contains a wonderful native ecosystem that supports a myriad of flora and fauna which Powell intends to turn it into a nature reserve. An original settlers hut has been lovingly restored as the winery cellar door and provides a personal touch with some Barossa warmth. A new winery and administration facility was completed on land acquired from a next door neighbour. Complete control of all aspects of production have seen a new benchmark of wine quality established by Torbreck in the Barossa.

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