Yalumba was established in 1849 by Samuel Smith who purchased 30 acres of land in the Barossa Valley. 150 years later, it is still family-owned and run and has an enviable reputation worldwide as a producer of high quality premium wines. Yalumba owns over 1000 acres of vineyards, as well as buying in grapes from selected growers, some of whom have been working with Yalumba over 4 generations. The winery is modern and hi-tech and is one of the very few wine companies in the world to have its own cooperage. Since 1989 the company has been run by Robert and Sam Hill Smith. ";Our goal is to be the finest independent winemaker in the Australian wine industry."; Its two most renowned wines are The Menzies, a Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, and Octavius, a rich, powerful and concentrated Barossa Valley Shiraz.