Under the motto of ‘purity and perfection’ Biochemist Roman Bratasiuk has been flattering the palates of consumers and critics alike since 1989.
Although founder and former winemaker, Dave Powell is no longer associated with this label, Torbreck is still a force to be reckoned with; firmly entrenched in the upper echelons of Barossa Valley’s wine elite.
Winning admiration from leading critics around the globe such as Robert Parker and James Halliday demonstrates that the wines are far from one-dimensional in their outstanding balance, structure and elegance.
Being the oldest family run estate still to exist in McLaren Vale since acquiring their Amery vineyard in 1891, the Kay Brothers estate is revered both home and abroad for its loyalty to their traditions as well as their ability to produce fantastic wines for more than a century.
Fifth generation owners at the estate, Stephen and Prue Henschke, now supported by their children continue to produce wines of impeccable stature including the world famous Hill of Grace single vineyard Shiraz from vines more than 150 years of age.
This century old property produces more than 50 labels including the outstanding Dead Arm Shiraz and Ironstone Pressings which have won numerous plaudits. Using 100% McLaren Vale Shiraz fruit, The Dead Arm embodies the archetypal style of a South Australian red swimming with sweet black fruit, chocolate and mint.
“Greenock Creek Vineyard and Cellars, owned by Michael and Annabelle Waugh, is one of the Barossa’s benchmark wineries. Start with a great terroir, add in old vine material, and meticulous winemaking and the results are usually extraordinary.” Jay Miller (erobertparker.com)
David and Diana Anderson first planted vines in their family-run Heathcote estate in 1974. Today, the total area under vine totals some 15 ha that are dedicated to Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon that have helped them achieve cult status in the eyes of many.
Rob Gibson's wine interest began whilst working for Penfold’s in Auckland, New Zealand back in 1974. On his return to Australia he began working in the Penfold’s Cellar which started a long and successful career spanning 22 years under Penfold’s tutelage.
Many of Kaesler’s vineyards contained gnarled, dry-grown shiraz vines dating back to 1893 - these vines are some of the largest holdings of nineteenth century plantings in the world and provide the backbone of the intense wines they produce today.
The Barossa Ranges are rugged and beautiful. Like most of nature’s gifts, their beauty is more than skin deep, the secrets of soil and seasons bring so much to these wines. Some of Hobbs vines have thrived for a century in this idyllic hillside setting, their grapes only becoming richer and more distinctive as the decades roll by.