Established over 166 years ago and now led by fifth-generation Chairman Robert Hill-Smith, Yalumba stands proud. It is dedicated to remaining under family ownership for the sixth generation to nurture; committed to crafting wines of conviction, quality and provenance.
To own a vineyard upon the famous ‘terra rossa’ soil over limestone is the holy grail of all Cabernet Sauvignon purists. Since 1987, the Hill-Smith family has counted themselves among those fortunate enough to make an estate grown Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, naming it after red wine enthusiast and former Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies, who so generously praised Yalumba’s Special Vintage Galway Claret 1961 at an influential gathering in Adelaide in 1966.
The Menzies Vineyard is Yalumba’s distinguished Cabernet Sauvignon estate, crafting two exceptional single-site Cabernet Sauvignons in ‘The Menzies’ and ‘The Cigar.’
Experimentation, innovation, minimal intervention and small batch winemaking has resulted in Yalumba’s Coonawarra estate wines having an enviable reputation; being wines of longevity, elegance and structure.
No cellar door.