Chateau Yaldara History
A vision that was turned into a reality by a German Hermann Thumm is now a Barossa Valley icon. Courtesy of the 1847 Wine Group, the Chateau Yaldara is partway through an impressive transformation to keep Hermann's vision alive. We are giving away 12 bottles of Chateau Yaldara Reserve Shiraz to one lucky winner! Enter our giveaway to win! 🍷 For more information, head to our website: http://bit.ly/Chateau-YaldaraPosted by SA Weekender on Wednesday, 25 September 2019
A key site in the southern Barossa Valley is undergoing an exciting renaissance, with the famous Chateau Yaldara complex near Lyndoch partway through a multimillion-dollar metamorphosis.
More than seventy years ago, a German immigrant named Hermann Thumm developed a Baroque-style chateau on the ruins of what had been a flax and flour mill dating back to the earliest days of the colony.
Over half a century, Hermann’s vision allowed it to grow into one of the icons of the Barossa until it faded from view after his death. Now this hidden gem is undergoing a metamorphosis, courtesy of the Chinese-owned 1847 Wine Group.
Barrel rooms will eventually form integral parts of a heritage walking tour, along with old-world underground cellars. Yaldara is an Aboriginal word for ‘sparkling’. But today these tunnels are crammed with full-bodied reds…and some classics from Yaldara’s past.
The winery also has plenty of fortified wines. Given them a try, along with the recent award-winning sparkling wines. Make sure to head outside to enjoy a tasty platter on their gorgeous lawns – the perfect spot to while away a sunny afternoon.
Chateau Yaldara’s cellar door and restaurant on Hermann Thumm Drive near Lyndoch are open daily. Head to their website for all the details.