The Struie

The Eden Valley, the cooler region to the east of the Barossa Valley, consists of river valleys and undulating hills covered with large gums, rocky outcrops and Aboriginal heritage sites.

It is a high-altitude area of between 400 and 500 metres, compared with the Barossa Valley’s elevation of 200 to 300 metres. This higher altitude and 1 to 2 weeks later ripening pattern results in more distinctive varietal flavour characteristics, lower pH and higher acidities.

While the Eden Valley region is most associated with the white wine variety, Riesling, it also produces elegant, tautly structured Shiraz which is highly prized by winemakers.

This Torbreck Shiraz cuvée is a skilful blend of fruit from a 40 year old Eden Valley Shiraz vineyard and an 80 year old Barossa Shiraz vineyard – a marriage of elegance and intensity.

Torbreck is the name of a forest near Inverness, Scotland. You’ll find more than a passing nod to the Celts in our wine naming conventions including Struie, which is a 157 metre high mountain in the rugged highlands of north-east Scotland. The view from the Struie down across the Dornoch Firth is as inspiring as that of the Valley floor from Eden Valley.

Current Vintage 2016
Despite a dry winter, 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.
Current Vintage 2015
Above average rains in 2014 filled the soil profile. This was followed by a helpful deluge for dry grown vineyards in January 2015. Generally dry for the reminder of vintage, warm days and cool nights created the perfect ripening conditions.
Current Vintage 2014
Current Vintage 2013
Current Vintage 2012
Current Vintage 2011
Current Vintage 2010
Current Vintage 2009
Current Vintage 2008
Current Vintage 2007
Current Vintage 2006
Current Vintage 2005
Current Vintage 2004
Current Vintage 2003
Current Vintage 2002
Current Vintage 2001

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2015 - tasting notes and reviews

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2014 - tasting notes and reviews

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2013 - tasting notes and reviews

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2012 - tasting notes and reviews

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2011 - tasting notes and reviews

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2010 - tasting notes and reviews

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2009 - tasting notes and reviews

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2008 - tasting notes and reviews

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2007 - tasting notes and reviews

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2006 - tasting notes and reviews

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2005 - tasting notes and reviews

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2004 - tasting notes and reviews

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2003 - tasting notes and reviews

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2002 - tasting notes and reviews

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2001 - tasting notes and reviews

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  • 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