Throughout the Barossa are a handful of  vineyards with a reputation for producing 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.

The Laird Vineyard is 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 black clay loam over black & red medium clay, layered over weathered ironstone and carbonate. The vineyard is un-irrigated and meticulously hand tended, and the resulting small, concentrated Shiraz berries that are consistently produced on the property make it the envy of all winemakers in the valley.

LOCATION:

Barossa Valley

SUB-REGION:

Marananga

VARIETIES PLANTED:

Shiraz 

VINE AGE:

Planted 1958

SIZE:

5 acres (2.2 hectares)

SOIL TYPE:

Very dark heavy clay over red friable clay

ASPECT:

South-easterly facing

TORBRECK WINES:

The Laird