Since 1985 Yalumba has been under the leadership of fifth generation family member Robert Hill- Smith who has taken Yalumba from a well-regarded fortified winemaker with a large, cumbersome wine portfolio, to one of the most respected fine wine producers in Australia.
The coopering of oak barrels is a proud tradition at Yalumba, with a coopering history dating back to the turn of the century. With oak playing such an important part in the winemaking process, Yalumba is one of a small group of winemakers around the world to exercise full control over the quality of oak used to age their wines.
The Yalumba Nursery began in 1975 as a vision of the then Managing Director, Wyndham Hill-Smith and Chief Winemaker Peter Wall, so that they could a have greater control over grafted vine selection.
In the vineyard, Yalumba have a holistic approach to growing grapes. This is embodied in their ‘Vitis Programme’, which states a commitment to having minimal reliance on pesticides and maximum attention to environmental improvement.
Notes: Classic varietal aromas of blackcurrants, spiced fruit cake, violets and vanilla. It is medium bodied with fruit cake and black cherry flavours. The wine also has a velvety and supple mouthfeel, with low tannins.