Established in 1849, Yalumba is Australia’s most historic family owned winery. It remains fiercely independent through the generational ownership by the Hill-Smith family. DouxVin was honored recently to host Yalumba scion Jessica Hill-Smith at an iconic dinner late last year when we enjoyed selections from the wines below among others.
Yalumba’s longevity and success is a result of patience, collaboration and progressive thinking. There is foresight to embrace the natural terroir to craft wines with individual character and a sense of purpose, a spirit to reinvest in the land upon which it operates and the knowledge to serve as a leader in the industry. It is committed to sharing stories of provenance gathered over more than 168 years of history of family winemaking.
Our six pack offering includes two bottles of each of the following:
2015 Yalumba Tri-Centenary Vineyard Grenache
The Tri-Centenary (Nursery) vineyard, located in the heart of the Barossa Valley, is the source of the Tri-Centenary Grenache. This single vineyard Grenache comprises some 820 gnarly old bush vines that were planted in 1889. This very limited wine is made only in the best years; the wine has bright fruit tones (think pomegranate, wild strawberries, violets, red petals) and pairs well with Peking Duck.
96 points James Suckling
2014 The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz Blend
The Signature is a celebration of wine and people – more than 50 vintages, 50 names and 50 stories. 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Shiraz with the average vine age at 35 years. It over delivers based on price. Pair with Steak au Poivre. A perennial DouxVin favorite.
95 points Decanter
NV Antique Muscat
Finish a great meal with this luscious and intense dessert wine made from Muscat grapes. The grapes are picked late for sweetness and aged in barrels for up to 10 years. Pair with any dessert with carmelized sugar or savory sauces such as molasses, caramel and maple syrup.