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


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, becoming further renowned year after year as they’ve matured . In 2018 a traditional bush vine Grenache vineyard was established from cuttings from the Les Amis vineyard.The estate was designed to showcase the mix of varieties and clones that we believe will play an important part of the Barossa’s future.


Although much younger than many of its neighbouring vineyards, the Descendant Vineyard punches above it weight for consistency and quality. Nestled along a creek course, it has an enviable combination of soil types, aspect and microclimate that allows us to produce a flagship distinctive single vineyard wine each year, delivering brooding and intense fruit characters melded together with the firm tannins that Marananga is renowned for.

LOCATION:

Barossa Valley

ROAD:

Roennfeldt Road

SUB-REGION:

Marananga

VARIETIES PLANTED:

Shiraz, Mataro, Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne

VINE AGE:

Planted 1993

SIZE:

22.97ha (13.67 planted)

SOIL TYPE:

Deep red clay over terra rossa

ASPECT:

East/North East

TORBRECK WINES:

Descendant, The Steading Blanc