The Steading

The Steading is very much the heart and soul of Torbreck, the wine that exemplifies our philosophy and beliefs.

It is sourced from Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz vines that survived the worldwide phylloxera outbreak of the 1880s, and a century later, the vine-pull scheme in the Barossa in the 1980s.

The wine is a result of the serendipitous discovery of small remnant patches of withered ancient vines, some well over a century old, that have been carefully nurtured back to life. The protection of this old vine resource of the Barossa Valley is central to the Torbreck story and this wine, more than any other, is an indication of what is possible from these historic cultivars.

The Steading is a collection of 45 different sources of fruit, some from our own vineyard estates as well as from growers on a share-farming basis. These precious grapes are vinified separately and blended once their individual virtues have been assessed.

The Steading’s generous and supple flavours combine with its silken texture in a wine that defines what is possible only in the Barossa.

Torbreck is the name of a forest near Inverness, Scotland. You’ll find more than a passing nod to the Celts in our wine naming conventions including The Steading, a traditional name for a farm and its collection of barns, stables and outbuildings.

Current Vintage 2016
Despite a dry winter, rains in January and March, 2016 freshened the older vines and provided long, slow ripening periods in between, which led to a stand-out vintage with high quality fruit.
Current Vintage 2015
Above average rains in 2014 filled the soil profile. This was followed by a helpful deluge for dry grown vineyards in January 2015. Generally dry for the remainder of the vintage, warm days and cool nights created the perfect ripening conditions.
Current Vintage 2014
Current Vintage 2013
Current Vintage 2012
Current Vintage 2011
Current Vintage 2010
Current Vintage 2009
Current Vintage 2008
Current Vintage 2007
Current Vintage 2006
Current Vintage 2005
Current Vintage 2004
Current Vintage 2002
Current Vintage 2001

$37.50

+

2016 - tasting notes and reviews

Get a detailed breakdown of The Steading 2016 vintage

Download the Winemaker's note

2015 - tasting notes and reviews

Get a detailed breakdown of The Steading 2015 vintage.

Download the Winemaker's notes

2014 - tasting notes and reviews

Get a detailed breakdown of The Steading 2014 vintage.

Download the Winemaker's notes

2013 - tasting notes and reviews

Get a detailed breakdown of The Steading 2013 vintage.

Download the Winemaker's notes

2012 - tasting notes and reviews

Get a detailed breakdown of The Steading 2012 vintage.

Download the Winemaker's notes

2011 - tasting notes and reviews

Get a detailed breakdown of The Steading 2011 vintage.

Download the Winemaker's notes

2010 - tasting notes and reviews

Get a detailed breakdown of The Steading 2010 vintage.

Download the Winemaker's notes

2009 - tasting notes and reviews

Get a detailed breakdown of The Steading 2009 vintage.

Download the Winemaker's notes

2008 - tasting notes and reviews

Get a detailed breakdown of The Steading 2008 vintage.

Download the Winemaker's notes

2007 - tasting notes and reviews

Get a detailed breakdown of The Steading 2007 vintage.

Download the Winemaker's notes

2006 - tasting notes and reviews

Get a detailed breakdown of The Steading 2006 vintage.

Download the Winemaker's notes

2005 - tasting notes and reviews

Get a detailed breakdown of The Steading 2005 vintage.

Download the Winemaker's notes

2004 - tasting notes and reviews

Get a detailed breakdown of The Steading 2004 vintage.

Download the Winemaker's notes

2002 - tasting notes and reviews

Get a detailed breakdown of The Steading 2002 vintage.

Download the Winemaker's notes

2001 - tasting notes and reviews

Get a detailed breakdown of The Steading 2001 vintage.

Download the Winemaker's notes
  • Concordis

    CONCORDIS is a collaborative winemaking project that unites four Barossa producers – Kaesler Wines, Seppeltsfield Winery, Torbreck Vintners and Two Hands Wines – to create a unique cuvée from one tonne of their finest Shiraz grapes each vintage
  • Cuvée Juveniles

    The wines hallmark is its freshness due to no oak ageing and as the name describes it is a wine best drunk in its youth, poured by the glass at your favourite restaurant
  • Descendant

    This single vineyard, located next to our winery block on Roennfeldt Road, was planted in 1994 with cuttings taken from our RunRig grower vineyards – some of the oldest genetic vine material in Australia
  • Fish's Shiraz

    Fish’s Shiraz, is dedicated to Simon “Fish” Fisher who worked at our cellar door