The Growers’ Cut is a special release, cellar door only wine, that pays homage each year to a selected grower whose particular vineyard has best exemplified the season or produced an extraordinary parcel of wine. The grapes produced each year for this wine will be one of the traditional Torbreck and Barossa varieties of Grenache, Shiraz or Mataro.
Torbreck's wine making process includes keeping each individual vineyard parcel separate throughout fermentation and maturation, with blending of vineyards only occurring prior to bottling. At the end of each vintage our winemakers select the winning parcel of wine, which is then kept apart for a limited release single vineyard bottling.
This is a highly sought after prize, and competition between growers is both friendly and fierce. The award is presented at our Annual Growers Dinner, where all Torbreck growers are invited to taste barrel samples of all the individual vineyard wines produced from the most recent vintage.
The Growers' Cut 2017 was awarded to legendary Barossa Grower Ivan Limb with a unique single vineyard Shiraz from their ‘Patterson’s Hill’ property.
The vineyard is located high on the western ridge above the hamlet of Seppeltsfield. Planted on shallow red earth over cracking clay, a chalky layer of limestone and stone schist fragments mottle throughout the soil profile. This is a consistently low yielding block that provides immense depth of flavour
Showing a deep saturated colour and expressing notes of savoury plum, mulberry and dark cocoa, this wine will reward those who can hide it away in the cellar.
Previous Growers' Cut
The Growers' Cut 2016 - Hoffmann, 'Track Block' Shiraz Vineyard, Ebenezer
The Growers' Cut 2015 - Hongell 'Block 4' Shiraz, Krondorf
The Growers' Cut 2014 - Schultz 'Primrose Block' Grenache, Kalimna
The Growers' Cut 2013 - Helbig 'Block 2' Shiraz, Marananga