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 2019 Growers’ Cut is a reward of the patience and persistence of David and Heather Slade from western Greenock, and made from Shiraz grown on their front block on mineral laden soil consisting of slate, bluestone and shale.
The resultant wine is one of power and restraint with great capacity to age gracefully, much like their vines have done.
Previous Growers' Cut
The Growers' Cut 2018 - Helbig, 'Block 3' Shiraz , Marananga
The Growers' Cut 2017 - Limb, 'Patterson's Hill' Shiraz Vineyard, Seppeltsfield
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