Barossa valley, Australia
David Powell started Torbreck in 1994. He began by share-farming, a form of sweat equity, where one works without pay until the grapes are sold, at which time the owner is paid for his grapes and the share-farmer keeps a percentage of grapes for their own use.
While the winery is no longer owned by Mr. Powell, he established Torbreck as a top producer in Australia’s Barossa Valley, where they continue to partner closely with local farmers.
The focus at Torbreck is to express the terroir, and potential of Rhône varietals, syrah and grenache. They make powerful, juicy wines, but with good underlying structure and complex aromatics.