One of Australias leading wineries, Torbreck Vintners was founded by David Powell in 1994. He affectionately named his winery “Torbreck after a forest in Scotland where he once worked as a lumberjack. Torbreck produces wines exclusively from the most revered vineyards in the Barossa Valley, home to some of the oldest vines and clonal material in the world, thanks to its freedom from phylloxera. Red wines are produced from the classic Barossa varieties Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro, using manual, traditional methods. White wines are produced from Semillon, Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne.
The wines have been praised effusively since the beginning by the worlds leading wine critics, journalists and opinion leaders and are represented on the wine lists of the worlds best restaurants. In 2008 the completion of a state of the art, eco-friendly winery, packaging and administration building has meant the realization of Davids goal to have all Torbreck wines produced and bottled on the estate.