was founded by David Powell in 1994. Torbreck exclusively produces wines from the most revered vineyards in the Barossa Valley
, home thanks to its freedom from Phylloxera to some of the oldest vines and clonal material in the world. 100% Shiraz from dry-grown vines from the Barossa Valley. 100% Semillon
from old, dry-grown vines in the Barossa Valley. Semillon was one of the first varieties planted by the early European settlers 160 years ago, so that the Barossa is blessed with a heritage of old vines. Half of the wine is fermented in oak barriques, half in tank; matured for 10 months. The name 'Woodcutter's' comes about because Dave Powell, owner and winemaker, spent time as a woodsman in the Torbreck Forest
in north-eastern Scotland.
Torbreck Woodcutter's Semillon is a satisfying medium to full bodied wine that combines fresh citrus fruit characters with a faint nutty richness obtained from barrel fermentation. We have blended this wine for immediate enjoyment, but please keep some aside if you feel so inclined, Australian Semillon is known to age well and you’ll be pleasantly surprised!
"There are 3,000 cases of the 2005 Woodcutter’s Semillon, which offers lovely waxy, honeyed, buttery notes along with a crisp, citrus oil-like character. This elegant, medium to full-bodied, intense white is aged completely in tank and neutral wood, and bottled to preserve its freshness. It should drink well for 2-3 years, perhaps longer." 89 Points, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate.