Torbrech was established in 1994 and is located at Marananga, which is on the western ridge of the Barossa Valley. Named after a forest situated just south of Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland, it was founded by David Powell, a former lumberjack who worked in various vineyards to hone his oenological skills. Torbreck’s first releases in 1997 of a 1995 Runrig (Shiraz/Viognier) and 1996 The Steading (Grenache/Mataro/Shiraz) were welcomed with rapturous applause by both critics and connoisseurs alike. The winery is now overseen by Senior Winemaker Craig Isbel and his team.
The overwhelming majority of his vines are dry-grown, nearly all are 100 - 165 years old and are tended and harvested by hand. The wines have an extraordinary combination of power, intensity, complexity and great finesse.