Established in 1849, Yalumba is Australia's oldest family-owned winery. It remains fiercely independent through generational ownership by the Hill-Smith family.
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 knowledge to behave as a leader in the industry. It is committed to sharing stories of provenance gathered over 170 years of family winemaking.
Housed in the building that was originally a Brandy Bond store in 1950, the Yalumba Wine Room gives guests the opportunity to experience everything Yalumba has to offer, and wine tasting is only the beginning. Rich in history, the Yalumba wine room is accessible 7 days-a-week, 10am – 5pm and offers a range of experiences. This includes tastings and tasting flights, exclusive and behind the scenes tours of our famous on-site Cooperage, vineyard tours—where guests can taste the wine in the vineyard from which the fruit is sourced—and a look through the Hill-Smith Family Museum.
Yalumba Cooperage Experience
A unique and fascinating journey of discovery of Yalumba’s 170 years of history begins in the Yalumba Cooperage. The art of barrel making is an important part of Yalumba’s history. Coopering continues to be a proud tradition at the winery since the swing of the first hammer before the turn of the 20th century. With an emphasis on crafting bespoke barrels from the ground up, Yalumba is the only winery in the Southern Hemisphere to have a truly operational on-site cooperage. Enjoy a rare insight into the craft of wine barrel making and see firsthand the Coopers hard at work preparing or maintaining wine barrels for Yalumba’s fine wines.
Discover Yalumba’s Rare, Fine and Distinguished wines with a masterclass showcasing six of Yalumba’s finest award-winning wines. Delve into the diversity of the Barossa whilst learning about the history and success of Yalumba, the Hill-Smith family, the Barossa and our wines.
Experience a private tour of the grounds followed by a curated wine tasting and local artisanal produce platter. See the iconic Yalumba Clocktower and journey through the historic buildings including underground Tanks 11 & 12, the Yalumba Cooperage, and the Signature Cellar; the spiritual home of The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz.
Barossa Grenache Discovery
Learn Yalumba’s extensive history with Barossa Grenache and taste a fascinating collection of award-winning expressions of this unique variety. Wander through some of the oldest Grenache vines in the world and taste the wines in the vineyard. Complete with a local artisanal produce platter.
The Signature Tour
A journey into Yalumba’s history, symbolism and provenance; an in-depth experience showcasing Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz as well as spectacular views of the Barossa with a tasting amongst the vines. Taste current and museum releases of The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz before touring the Hill-Smith family’s private museum cellar. Yalumba’s Rare and Fine collection is expertly paired with lunch prepared by a local chef, served in one of Yalumba’s exclusive dining spaces.
For any further information please visit the Yalumba website here or contact the Yalumba Wine Room on 08 8561 3309.