How did a lumberjack go on to become an award winning winemaker?
Meet Torbreck winemaker, David Powell
as he hosts the next dinner in The Art of Wine
series and shares his extraordinary story and magnificent Barossa valley wines.
Heralded as a celebrity in Australia’s wine scene and a favourite of the powerful American wine critic Robert Parker, Powell's wines are some of the most sought after wines among international wine connoisseurs.
Experience these delicately crafted wines that deliver rich, intense flavours along with five delicious courses created by QPAC Executive Chef Anthony Fullerton
and Lyrebird Chef Jamie Pearce
."I was thrilled by the elegance and restraint of the Torbreck wines. It has been a recurring surprise for me at every meeting I've had with Torbreck wines"
~ Tony Harper, Brisbane News
Join us for live music, great company and perfectly matched flavours at the Lyrebird Restaurant.
BOOK & WIN! Purchase a ticket to the Torbreck dinner and you will go in the draw to win 2 free tickets to JERSEY BOYS*!
*The performance date and time of the two free JERSEY BOYS tickets are subject to availability and excludes Friday and Saturday evenings.
Chief Winemaker, Sirromet
A graduate from Melbourne University (Winemaking), Adam brings national and international knowledge and experience
to the state-of-the-art winery complex at Mount Cotton.
Adam is one of two in the winemaking team at Sirromet. His depth of knowledge and experience has already created an
impression in the wine scene with a number of Sirromet wines receiving national and international awards.
Before his appointment at Sirromet, Adam was a winemaker at Stuart Range Estate. For two years he oversaw the
design and development of Stuart Range Estate, through to its current operation.
Prior to Stuart Range Estate, Adam was the winemaker at Ballandean Estate for 7 years. The Granite Belt exposed him
to the elements of true, cool climate winemaking.
Adam has worked in South Australia’s Barossa Valley, with established wineries such as Krondorf, Peter Lehmann and
Elderton – all under the careful watch of his mentor, James Irvine.
Throughout his winemaking career, Adam has been a flying winemaker for Direct Wines in the UK where he made wine
in Burgundy and Ardeche in France for the English wine market. For three consecutive vintages he lived in France. He
also had his own consulting business in Pomerol and Beaujolais.
Adam is an experienced wine judge and has judged for the Brisbane Wine Show, The Brisbane Wine Festival, Winestate
Magazine and the Australia Small Winemakers Show.
Adam is also a qualified helicopter pilot, which during vintage time is extremely useful.
Adam and his brother-in-law Greg, owned a small 1.5 acre vineyard in the Granite Belt, where they produce Merlot and
Viognier. (Sold in 2001 April)
Adam is married to his Icelandic wife Elle, and have 3 children Tristan, Mia Sol and Ynja.