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1848Yalumba was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, British migrant and English brewer, who had brought his family to Angaston seeking a new life. After purchasing a 30-acre parcel of land just beyond the southern-eastern boundary of Angaston, Smith and his son began planting the first vines by moonlight. Samuel named his patch "Yalumba" aboriginal for "all the land around".

Five generations and 160 years later Yalumba,
Australia's oldest family owned winery, has grown in size
and stature, embodying all that has made the Australian
wine success story the envy of winemakers the world over.


Earth, Vine, Grape, Wine, Yalumba & its PeopleTimeline

Click on the History Timeline and re-live the major events of Yalumba's past 160 years.

Earth, Vine, Grape, Wine - The Book

In 1999 The Yalumba Wine Company published the book "Earth, Vine, Grape, Wine, Yalumba & its People" to help celebrate their 150th birthday.

If you would like to purchase a copy of the book ($75 AUD plus postage) please e-mail us at info@yalumba.com or telephone +61 8 85613211.


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