Torbreck’s history begins in 1994 in a small town in the sub region of Marananga, in Barossa Valley – nowadays one of the best wine regions in Australia. It is precisely in this place where David Powell guided by his faith in the potential of the area settled his winery.
David started with the recovery of the centenarian Shiraz (high quality grape variety farmed in Australia) vineyards that were practically abandoned. After healing these old vineyards he was finally able to pick the first harvest of Torbreck. The name comes from a Scottish forest where David used to work as a woodcutter.
David’s determination and effort finally bestowed Torbreck with the best vineyards in the Barossa valley – area where some of the most valuable vineyards are located – elaborating the magnificent Torbreck Woodcutter’s Shiraz, a real “fruit explosion”. The result is a wine with body, a bright red colour and marked hints of blueberry, cherry, lavender and pepper. It is an easy to drink wine, even for white wine lovers due to its balance and softness.
If you like fruity wines with body, this can be your wine.
How can we know whether an Australian Shiraz is a high quality wine?
A good way of being sure we have a good quality Shiraz can be getting only the wines where the wine region is clearly specified – for instance, Barossa, McLaren Vale, Hunter Valley. If the wine label just specifies “Australia”, the grape variety might have been farmed anywhere and generally – although there are always exceptions- the wine might be of a lower quality.