Founded in 1994, Torbreck Vintners was created around a philosophy of gaining access to the most precious dry grown, old vine shiraz, grenache and mataro vineyards that surround the Barossa Valley. Securing these vineyards initially involved share farming a growers property, a practice which involves paying the owner a percentage of the market rate for their grapes in return for managing their vineyard. This share-farming principle along with estate ownership of some of the oldest and most highly prized vineyards in the world, is the reason why Torbreck Vintners are able to produce some of the finest wines from the Barossa Valley, and is key to both their international success and global recognition in such a short period of time.
Staying true to the founding philosophy, the portfolio is based around the classic Barossa Valley varietals of shiraz, grenache and mataro, and a love for the wines of France's Rhône Valley. Whilst Torbreck specialises in making red wines, Rhône white varieties roussanne, marsanne, and viognier can be found within the estate's vineyard holdings, producing a small collection of premium white wines that are indicative of the region's unique terroir.
The pioneering vision of 'estate produced and bottled' - a concept ensuring complete control over the entire process - was realised with the innovation of a contemporary winery and administration facility. The estate winery enables Torbreck Vintners to combine traditional practices of grape harvesting and vinification with the added advantage of using the best equipment available, including barrel maturation in temperature controlled cellars and bottling on site.
Today, Torbreck Vintners is one of the most renowned Barossa Valley wineries, shipping to some of the world's finest restaurants, wine bars and retailers.
Margaret River, Australia
Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvedre