The winemaking story of the Barossa Valley tells of a handful of extraordinary vineyards, prized by the Barossa winemaking fraternity.  The reputation of these vineyards is matched only by the wines they produce - full bodied and concentrated wines, with remarkable balance and extraordinary longevity.   These are the long living wines that built the worldwide reputation of Old Vine Barossa Shiraz, and they stand alongside greatest wines of the world

The Laird Vineyard one of these rare vineyards.  Nestled on a gentle south facing slope on the eastern side of a ridge separating the Seppeltsfield and Marananga appellations in the Barossa Valley, it produces wines of great depth of flavour, dimension and nuance, making it one of the most highly regarded of all vineyards in the Barossa.

Planted in 1958, the 5 acres of vines are embedded in very dark heavy clay loam over red friable clay- the highly sought after black cracking clay. The vineyard is un-irrigated  and meticulously hand tended - the resulting small, concentrated Shiraz berries produced consistently on the property make it the envy of all winemakers in the valley.

 

 

LOCATION:

Barossa Valley

ROAD:

Seppeltsfield Road

SUB-REGION:

Marananga

VARIETIES PLANTED:

Shiraz and Grenache

VINE AGE:

Shiraz and Grenache 1958

SIZE:

2.88 ha (2.2 planted)

SOIL TYPE:

Very dark heavy clay over red friable clay

ASPECT:

South-easterly facing

TORBRECK WINES:

The Laird