Entries by Callum Powell


The Wine Detective – Sarah Ahmed

First taste: Powell & Son – that’s Dave & Callum Dave Powell needs no introduction.  The founder of Torbreck took the brand from zero to hero, making among the Barossa’s most iconic wines. His own stock, on the other hand, did the reverse.  In 2002 he lost control of the company then, in 2008, his minority […]

The Buyer

PEOPLE: PRODUCER Dave Powell – meet the Shaun Ryder of the Barossa Valley   In the first of a two-part feature Peter Dean lunches infamous Dave Powell, the winemaker and ex-founder of Torbreck, who is now back with a bang and a range of top Australian Shiraz through his new winery, Powell & Son, a […]

Drinks Business – DB Interview: David Powell

Dave Powell is larger than life. The loud-mouthed Australian is big in every way possible – size, volume, ambition, but he makes wines of surprising delicacy. I meet with him on a Tuesday morning at private members’ wine club 67 Pall Mall in St James’s. Running late, he apologises for leaving me hanging a further […]

Imbibe – Chris Losh

Dave Powell launches Powell & Son wines in UK By Chris Losh Dave Powell, the man behind the iconic Barossa winery, Torbreck, has burst back onto the UK wine scene with a new range of wines. Made with his son Callum, the Powell & Son wines are Powell’s first since his bitter split with Torbreck’s […]

The Australian – Max Allen

Dave Powell hasn’t changed. The loud, opinionated, chain-smoking winemaker who founded cult label Torbreck in the Barossa two decades ago — and acrimoniously parted ways with the company in 2013 — is back with a new brand, a new set of wines. And he’s still loud, still opinionated and still rarely without a fag. Only […]

Steinert Shiraz – The Australian 2016

Top drops: Les Jardins de Babylone, L’Inextinct Petit Chablis, Keller riesling and Powell shiraz From left: Les Jardins de Babylone, L’Inextinct Petit Chablis, Keller riesling and Powell shiraz. VINCENT GARDE The Australian 12:00AM May 19, 2016 Savvy wine lovers will be familiar with the lofty price tags attached to the classic wines of the great […]

Wine Business Magazine

Winemaker Dave Powell Back In The Saddle WORDS Anthony Madigan Dave Powell looks relaxed in jeans, Rossi boots and black t-shirt. He has long hair; looks like Tim Winton. He’s 53. Doesn’t want to talk about the T-word. Doesn’t want sympathy. He tells me everything. He’s originally from Adelaide’s eastern suburbs. He’s adopted; his natural […]


Wine Front – Mike Bennie

It’s a typical, bolshy, open and honest Dave Powell that I’m speaking to. Resplendent in ‘fucks’ and ‘shits’, he’s speaking from a vineyard he’s been working in all morning, shouting at the horizon, celebrating his new found head of steam. “I’m pretty fuckin’ good – for a couple of years I hid under a rock, but, […]