Marananga is a small hamlet situated between Stonewell and Greenock and adjacent to Seppetlsfield. It lies in the north-western sector of the Barossa Valley, and is known for producing deeply coloured red wines that have abundant structure and great natural balance.

The Descendant Vineyard is Torbreck’s original block, home to our winery and cellar door. Once a traditional Barossa settlers mixed farm, vineyards were established by Torbreck in 1993.

The Descendant Vineyard was planted with cuttings specifically sourced from the ancient Barossa Shiraz vines that produce RunRig, hence they are the true descendants of RunRig. Mataro, Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne vines were later planted. In 2018 a traditional bush vine Grenache vineyard was established.

Numerous sub-districts in the Barossa produce grapes that can seem singular in their dimension, but Marananga’s ‘terroir’ shows such great substance and energy that it warrants single vineyard bottlings.

LOCATION:

Barossa Valley

SUB-REGION:

Marananga

VARIETIES PLANTED:

Shiraz, Mataro, Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne

VINE AGE:

Planted 1993

SIZE:

33 acres (13.5 hectares)

SOIL TYPE:

Deep red brown earth soils overlaying ironstone and shale

ASPECT:

East/North East

TORBRECK WINES:

Descendant, The Steading Blanc