Torbreck Wines, Marananga

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Torbreck is an Australian winery in the Barossa Valley, founded by David Powell in 1994. The winery was named one of the World's Top 100 Wine Estates by Robert Parker. The winery is named after a forest in Scotland where Powell worked as a lumberjack. The wines are made in a style emulating those of the Rhone Valley and are made from various grapes including red grapes Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro as well as white grapes Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne.HistoryTorbreck Vintners was founded by David Powell in 1994. He had begun working for Robert "Rocky" O'Callaghan at Rockford Wines in the Barossa Valley several years prior to that and had discovered a few sections of dry-grown old vines. that had been abandoned by their current owner because the yields were considered too low to pay for their maintenance.Inspired to create his own label, but lacking sufficient capital for an outright purchase of grapes, Powell began to share-farm the vineyard, a practice which involves working without pay until the grapes are sold, at which time the owner is paid a percentage of the market rate for his grapes and the share-farmer keeps the grapes for their own use (see Sweat Equity). The share-farming principle enabled Torbreck to obtain fruit from the very best vineyards in the Barossa Valley, while at the same time giving Powell practical experience working with old vines in the vineyard and winery.
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  • A new cellar door/wine tasting venue - set overlooking the vineyard. Nicely finished, although could do with a few stools at the tasting bar. Was a little quiet, we were the only ones at the time - al...  more »
  • Barossa means red wine and Torbreck are some of our favourites... it is almost a religious experience ... Ordered way too much from the cellar door but certainly not regretting it. They have a lovely ...  more »
  • Writing about a special tasting in Sydney which was such a disappointment. Have loved their wines for years, bought many hundreds but perhaps I should stick to a vineyard visit or buying from Dan Murp...  more »
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  • I wanted to love this place. Despite the beautiful setting and positive reviews I was greeted with terrible service. Really spoilt the experience for me.
  • Have heard positive things about Torbreck's shiraz and viognier, but was grossly disappointed with my recent visit to their new (revamped) cellar door. Cannot vouch for the quality of the wine as I was rushed through tastings by impersonal and disengaged staff. Very poor and unfriendly service in comparison to other cellar doors in the region.
  • One of the best wineries in the Barossa. We stumbled across Torbreck on our honeymoon, and it has been one of my favourite wineries ever since. Their Shiraz is varieties are spectacular!
  • Wonderful wine including our favourite Shiraz. The tasting was fun and informative - highly recommended.
  • "Torbreck Vintners"" Founded in 1994 has grown to be a world class winery. The cellar door offers a large range of top class wines for tasing and purchase. "Great food platters availiable to compliment the wines. The wines include The Runrig, The Factor, The Struie, the Woodcutter's Shiraz, and the Cuvee Juvenites. Torbreck have online stores to enable easy purchase of their fine wines. Store sare Australia, UK and USA. Barossa Taxis and Barossa Mini Tours bring many people to this winery during a wine tour. *****Feedback is 100%b positive.*****

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