A collection of seven fine wines is being launched by Yalumba to celebrate South Australia's Barossa heartland and the winery's heritage.

Samuel’s Collection commemorates Yalumba founder Samuel Smith who planted the first grape vine 170 years ago and the folio is said to honour “Smith’s spirit of independence and conviction to invest in the land, and a simple plan to make great wine”.

The wines chosen showcase varieties and blends iconic to both Barossa and Yalumba and include Barossa Shiraz, Barossa Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Bush Vine Grenache, Barossa Grenache Shiraz Mataro, Eden Valley Viognier, Eden Valley Chardonnay, and Eden Valley Roussanne.

“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,” Yalumba head of winemaking Louisa Rose said.

Samuel’s Collection is the company's first wine to feature the new Yalumba Clocktower iconography which flow across all brand material.

Samuel’s Collection will be available in Australia and all major export markets from March.

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