Yalumba will launch Samuel’s Collection – the “gateway to Yalumba’s premium wine folio” – on Friday 1 March.
“One hundred and seventy years since Yalumba founder Samuel Smith planted the first vine, Yalumba releases Samuel’s Collection in honour of Smith’s spirit of independence and conviction to invest in the land, and a simple plan to make great wine,” Yalumba executive director of marketing Nicky Gameau says.
“This collection of fine wine celebrates Yalumba’s heartland, its heritage, longevity and estate with seven wines, showcasing varieties and blends iconic to both Barossa and Yalumba.”
Samuel’s Collection includes Barossa Shiraz, Barossa Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Bush Vine Grenache, Barossa Grenache Shiraz Mataro, Eden Valley Viognier, Eden Valley Chardonnay and Eden Valley Roussanne.
“Samuel’s Collection celebrates the legacy established by Samuel Smith 170 years ago when he planted some of Australia’s first grape vines here in Barossa,” Nicky says.
“The wines in this collection showcase Yalumba’s Barossa style, a favourite across the world, and are wonderful complements to different foods and occasions”.
Yalumba head of winemaking Louisa Rose says, “Understanding that wine drinkers are seeking more youthful, generous and fresher wines, we have crafted Samuel’s Collection to fit this style, while still showing the hallmarks expressed in the Yalumba winemaking philosophy.”
Samuel’s Collection are the first wines to feature the new Yalumba Clocktower iconography which will now be present across all brand material.
Nicky says all Samuel’s Collection wines are sustainably grown and vegan friendly.