This in turn heralded the commencement of a journey to fine wine craftsmanship that continues to this day. 1847 Wines has now grown to encompass 80 hectares (200 acres) of estate vineyards that are the source of the majority of our premium wine portfolio.
Thumm pushed the boundaries of Australian winemaking through his appetite for experimentation with wine techniques, styles and blends. Today, we embrace this approach through the crafting of balanced, structural wines that showcase the harmony of varietal integrity from the select premium South Australian wine regions of the Barossa Valley, Eden Valley, Adelaide Hills, Langhorne Creek and McLaren Vale.
Hermann Thumm founded Chateau Yaldara in 1947 after he migrated to Australia from Europe. The chateau was named ‘Yaldara’ after an aboriginal word meaning ‘sparkling’. The site chosen for the winery was on the banks of the North Para River at a flax mill dating back to 1867. Today, we keep his vision alive with estate grown, hand-crafted wines, locally-produced artisan foods and a truly Barossan visitor experience. Chateau Yaldara’s beautiful riverside restaurant offers relaxed all-day dining, with a selection of dishes for any appetite.