Peter Robertson pioneered viticulture in the Young area when he planted vines in 1969 as part of a diversification program for his 400ha grazing property. When McWilliam's acquired Barwang in '89, the vineyard amounted to 13ha; today the plantings are 100ha. The label also takes in 100% Tumbarumba wines, as well as Hilltops/Tumbarumba blends. Exports to Asia.
The name “Barwang” means “place of water” and represents the pure sources of water that allow the Barwang vineyards to produce wines of such distinct and recognisable quality.
Barwang has a proud history of excellence that has been forged through a close relationship with the land their wines come from and the pristine water sources that are so important in the winemaking process.
Since 1990, Barwang has won more than 1,000 medals at wine shows in Australia and across the world. Barwang has also been recognised for excellence as a 5 Red Star Winery by the respected wine writer James Halliday, an honour bestowed on only 3% of Australian wineries.