One of Australia's leading wineries, Torbreck Vintners was founded by David Powell in 1994. He affectionately named his winery "Torbreck" after a forest in Scotland where he worked as a lumberjack. Torbreck produces wines exclusively from the most revered vineyards in the Barossa Valley, home to some of the oldest vines and clonal material in the world, thanks to its freedom from Phylloxera. Red wines are produced from the classic Barossa varieties: Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro, using manual, traditional methods and are complemented by white wines produced from Semillon, Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne. The wines have been praised effusively since the beginning by the world's leading wine critics, journalists and opinion leaders and are represented on the wine lists of the world's best restaurants. In 2008 the completion of a state of the art, eco-friendly winery, packaging and administration building has meant the realization of David's goal to have all Torbreck wines produced and bottled on the estate.