Lyndoch lies at the southern entrance to the Barossa valley and is characterised by thin, skeletal, alluvial soils and gently undulating hills. Due to its low elevation (200m above sea level) its ripening pattern is well ahead of that of the northern Barossa and the fruit is harvested early in the season. It is highly expressive with fragrant aromatics, great tension and impeccable balance.

The Hillside vineyard was established 1849 by the Springbett family. The first vines were planted in 1850 to Shiraz and Grenache and by 1860 two generations of the Springbett family had built a small winery, the second to be established in the region. Within a decade the property was a fully operation winery and cellar producing single estate wines, one of the first of its type in the Barossa Valley.

In 2002 the historic, 275 acre, Hillside estate was acquired by Torbreck.  Vast and picturesque it contains some magnificent old vineyards that are a key source of premium quality fruit.

Grenache grapes grown at our Hillside vineyard are typified by lifted aromatics and fine tannins. The Old Shiraz vineyard is exceptional, providing richness and finesse to the RunRig assemblage each year.

LOCATION:

Southern Barossa Valley

SUB-REGION:

Lyndoch

VARIETIES PLANTED:

Shiraz, Grenache & Mataro, trial plantings of various Rhone red and white varieties

VINE AGE:

Shiraz planted 1850, Grenache planted 1948

PROPERTY SIZE:

84 acres (33.94 hectares)

SOIL TYPE:

Rich red clay over limestone with a separating layer of ironstone intermixed with quartzite

ASPECT:

Contour planting with both eastern and western facing slopes

TORBRECK WINES:

RunRig, Hillside Grenache, Hillside Shiraz & Roussanne