Chief winemaker Louisa Rose directs the winery in a style of their own. It incorporates unique elements such as a grape vine nursery and on site cooperage. Yalumba is at the forefront of introducing new varieties and styles to the Australian palate. They include perfumed Viognier, fresh Vermentino and supple Tempranillo, with Fiano and Verdejo soon to come. Yalumba adopts a holistic approach to environmental practices, focusing on sustainability and natural resource management. They take a leading role in the industry by reducing carbon emissions, increasing biodiversity and exploring organic viticulture. Yalumba has been recognised on the international stage with numerous awards for sustainable environmental management practices. They celebrated 160 years of Barossa heritage with the development of the Barossa Old Vine charter and the release of red wines from ancient Shiraz and Grenache vines. Yalumba was founded in the Barossa Valley in 1849 by British migrant and English brewer, Samuel Smith. Smith and son planted the estate’s first vines by moonlight after purchasing a 30 acre parcel of land just beyond the south eastern boundary of Angaston. Samuel named the patch Yalumba, an aboriginal word meaning all the land around. Five generations and 160 years later, Yalumba has grown in size and stature to become Australia's oldest family owned winery. Yalumba is now run by fifth generation descendant, Robert Hill-Smith and family. Robert was appointed Managing Director of Yalumba in 1985. The Hill-Smith family is committed to an energetic and innovative company that is quality focused and young at heart.
Such clarity, purity and depth here. This is surely a benchmark for the band of pedigree Barossa grenache, delivered right on the apex of quality and value. Vibrant raspberries, cherries and red plums flood the nose and palate and the chassis of fruit-tannin is sleekly cut. Fresh, juicy resolve. Drink now. Screw cap.
CAMPBELL MATTINSON - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
Juicy but firm. A heart of sweet, jellied fruit comes slashed with savoury spice. Dry tannin then sweeps in through the finish. It creeps up on you; it improves with air; it's not big but it doesn't need to be.
BOB CAMPBELL MW - THE REAL REVIEW
Made from grapes grown on vines that are at least 30 years of age. Relatively light, supple, spicy red with red rose, red cherry, clove, spice and raspberry flavours. A charming wine that's deliciously drinkable now.
TONI PATERSON MW - THE REAL REVIEW
A sensational wine with a distinctive personality. An open and inviting palate, gently textural, with notes of dried cherry, orange peel and pomegranate. The tannins melt into the body of the wine. A moreish grenache with fabulous succulence. Good varietal and regional integrity
HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW
Light to medium red/purple colour. Shy, elusive grapy aromas of cherry bubblegum and the wine is light-bodied and easygoing, simple but pleasant in a light-weight, fruit-driven, early-drinking style. Oak is negligible and there's just enough tannin to give it some backbone.