Hillside Vineyard Grenache

Grapes grown at our historic Hillside property, located in the southerly Barossa sub-region of Lyndoch, are typified by lifted aromatics and fine tannins - highly expressive and impeccably balanced.

This exceptional single vineyard Grenache comes from the most southerly owned Torbreck vineyard in the Barossa Valley, the Hillside vineyard. Located just north of the township of Lyndoch on the gentle westerly facing high slopes, this historic property was one of the very first settled in the 1830's. Acquired by Torbreck in 2002 its ancient buildings and vineyards are being brought slowly back to life.

The soil composition comprises of mostly dark red clay scattered with shale, quartzite and ironstone. These dry grown bush vines are always low yielding and consistently produce outstanding fruit. This unique parcel has all the bright, opulent fruit characteristics that we look for in dry grown Grenache combined with a seamless tannin profile due to a partial whole bunch fermentation. The rich, luxuriant fruit is further enhanced by barrel maturation in a French oak Foudre barrels, which perfectly balances the wine style we were looking to achieve.

Current Vintage 2016
Despite a dry winter in 2015, rains in January and March 2016, freshened the older vines and provided long, slow ripening periods in between, which led to a stand-out vintage with high quality fruit.

$75.00

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2016 - tasting notes and reviews

Get a detailed breakdown of the Hillside Vineyard Grenache 2016 vintage.

Download the Winemaker's notes

Max Allen Financial Review 2018

Robert Parker Wine Advocate Review 2018

  • Concordis

    CONCORDIS is a collaborative winemaking project that unites four Barossa producers – Kaesler Wines, Seppeltsfield Winery, Torbreck Vintners and Two Hands Wines – to create a unique cuvée from one tonne of their finest Shiraz grapes each vintage
  • Cuvée Juveniles

    The wines hallmark is its freshness due to no oak ageing and as the name describes it is a wine best drunk in its youth, poured by the glass at your favourite restaurant
  • Descendant

    This single vineyard, located next to our winery block on Roennfeldt Road, was planted in 1994 with cuttings taken from our RunRig grower vineyards – some of the oldest genetic vine material in Australia
  • Harris Grenache

    The Harris vineyard, planted to Grenache in 2002, celebrates the traditional bush vine growing methods of the Barossa Valley pioneering grape growers