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Monday 20 May 2024

Yalumba marks 175 years of family excellence

The Hill-Smith family and its Yalumba brand will celebrate 175 years of winemaking on November 17.

In era where businesses sometimes last just a few years, Yalumba will be celebrating 175 years of multi-generational family ownership. 

The Hill-Smith family (above) will mark the anniversary with a series of releases and experiences at its home in Eden Valley and abroad.

Established in 1849 by Samuel Smith and today in the hands of fifth-generation proprietor and industry pioneer Robert Hill-Smith, Yalumba is Australia’s oldest family-owned winery, driven by the spirit of innovation passed down through six generations.

Robert Hill-Smith describes Yalumba’s 175th anniversary as “a genuinely momentous milestone”.

“This anniversary is not only a nod to years passed. It is a reflection of our resilience and a commitment to mastering our craft, generation after generation. It also acknowledges the many exceptional fine wine people that have come through the gates of Yalumba across three centuries, with shared love for our property, our wines, and our industry,” he says. 

“Most of all, it is celebration of an exciting future ahead for our family business and the world of Australian fine wine. While we celebrate our past 175 years, we keep our eyes firmly set on the next 175 as the generations before us have done.”

Yalumba is about to debut a Museum Collection featuring a limited selection of the great vintages of its finest wines, aged up to 20 years. Each of Yalumba’s Museum Collection wines is "testament to the family’s dedication to wines of pedigree and its treasured old vines", which include The Caley Cabernet & Shiraz, The Octavius Old Vine Shiraz, The Menzies Cabernet Sauvignon, and The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz.

The Yalumba Museum Collection will be released with very limited quantities available from the Yalumba Wine Room and partnering fine wine outlets and restaurants around the world.

Image: (L-R) Jessica Hill-Smith, Robert Hill-Smith, Lucy Hill-Smith

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