Torbreck Vintners was founded by David Powell in 1994. The roots go back to 1992 when Dave, who was then working at Rockford, began to discover and clean up a few sections of dry-grown old vines.
Dave loved the intense, rich, Rhone-like flavours that come from old-vines and the fact that Shiraz and Grenache are the mainstay red grapes of the Northern and Southern Rhone often draws comparison.
In 2008 Torbreck was acquired by Pete Kight, and differences of opinion led to Dave Powell moving on. Torbreck none the less continues to be a powerhouse producer of full bodied, intense, long-lived wines. Well worth a visit.