Established in 1849, Yalumba is Australia's most historic family owned winery. It remains fiercely independent and extremely progressive through generational ownership by the Hill-Smith family. Yalumba's longevity and success is a result of patience, collaboration and progressive thinking. There is foresight to embrace the natural terroir, to craft wines with individual character and a sense of purpose, a spirit to reinvest in the land upon which it operates and knowledge to behave as a leader in the industry. It is committed to sharing stories of provenance gathered over 170 years of family winemaking.
The Yalumba journey is synonymous with the development of Barossa Shiraz; from early plantings in the region to the use of the variety in fortified wines in the early 20th century clarets, to the now flagship, The Octavius Shiraz. Sourced from grower sites - tiny ancient and much loved - these grapes come from some of the oldest Shiraz plantings in the world.
Yalumba is also one of the most influential producers of Viognier in the world. Having first planted Viognier in 1980, the winery's viticultural and winemaking experience with this alluring variety continues to evolve. With its own on-site Cooperage, operational since before the turn of the 20th century, Yalumba has the advantage of being able to have full control over the oak used to craft and age its premium wines.
Being in harmony with the natural environment has been at the core of Yalumba since Samuel Smith planted his first vines by moonlight on the same land where Yalumba stands today. Current Chairman and Proprietor Robert Hill-Smith, and his family are committed to preserving not only the landscape in which the business operates but also ensuring the community and its people thrive and prosper for generations to come.
Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Viognier, Roussanne, Chardonnay, Malbec, Moscato, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Merlot, Tempranillo
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