The Hillside vineyard was established near the town of Lyndoch in the south western corner of the Barossa Valley in 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.

Torbreck acquired the property in 2002 and set about resurrecting the old vines, planting new vineyards and restoring the charming historic ironstone buildings. Along with old vine Shiraz and Grenache there are blocks planted to other Rhone varieties such as, Counoise, Carignan, Mataro, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Marsanne.

Grenache grapes grown at our Hillside vineyard, located in cooler, southerly Lyndoch are typified by lifted aromatics and fine tannins. The original old Shiraz vineyard is exceptional, providing richness and finesse to the RunRig assemblage each year

LOCATION:

Southern Barossa Valley

ROAD:

Daly Road

SUB-REGION:

Lyndoch

VARIETIES PLANTED:

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

VINE AGE:

Old Shiraz 1850, Grenache 1948

Property SIZE:

111ha  (33.94 planted)

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