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Brockenchack Wines Shine in NZ

There was yet more smiles on our faces at camp Brockenchack when the results were recently announced for the 2019 New Zealand International Wine Show (NZIWS), with a gold and two silvers being awarded to our wines at this year’s comp. Gold Medal | 2017 Zip Line Shiraz (the second gold received for this wine, with the other being awarded at the 2019 Melbourne International Wine Comp) Silver Medal | 2017 Miss Bronte Cabernet Sauvignon (the second silver received for this wine, with the other being awarded at the 2019 New York World Wine & Spirits Comp) Silver Medal | 2017 Hare Hunter Pinot Noir (the third silver received for this wine, with the others being awarded at the 2018 NY World Wine & Spirits…

Jack Harrison Continues to Impress

Family is at the core of everything we do here at Brockenchack, and we love that we’ve been able to incorporate our beautiful grandchildren into the business and into our brand identity. Our flagship wines are testament to that. Named after one of our two grandsons, Jack Harrison Shiraz has been crafted in honour of the amazing young man Jack has become. Sharing our passion for all things wine, Jack is currently in training to become Brockenchack’s next winemaker and viticulturist. We spent many days chasing Jack around the vineyard as a kid and we couldn’t be more thrilled that he is pursuing something he loves and planning to continue our Brockenchack vision! Remarkably, the Barossa actually produces some of the oldest Shiraz vines in the…

New York World Wine and Spirits Comp Win!

Dual silvers in New York for Brockenchack’s Miss Bronte and Jack Harrison reds… The New York World Wine & Spirits Competition (NYWWSC) has established itself as one of the most respected judging events in the eastern U.S.A. The judges are predominantly from the New York area and are among the wine and spirits industry’s most trusted authorities, not only on the subject of wine and spirits, but also on the regional tastes and trends that drive the wine and spirits markets. NYWSC medal winners range from some of the most renowned international distillers and wineries, to small-batch craft producers and boutique wineries for whom these awards have proven to be a game-changer. Not only is a NYWSC medal a testament to a producers hard work, it’s a universally…

Brockenchack Wines Take Home 3 Golds!

For the past six years, wineries from across Australia have submitted their signature wines to the Melbourne International Wine Competition (MIWC) to go before the only international judging panel made up of real trade buyers. With thousands of contenders fighting for recognition, at the June 2019 MIWC, we are proud to announce that we walked away with three gold medals and won the Eden Valley Grenache Winery of the Year. We’ve worked hard over the last 12 years to refine our collection and are proud of the awards and recognition that we’ve received for many of our wines in the past. This year we have been able to add to that list with a gold for our 2017 Megan Jane Grenache, 2017 Zip Line Shiraz…

William Frederick in the Barossa Super 100

Released this June, the Barossa Super 100 list of wines is the first regional classification that highlights renowned Barossa wines selling for AUD$100 and above, and Brockenchack is proud to have our William Frederick Shiraz feature on this list. This classification has brought together some of the most sought-after wines from the Barossa, celebrating a diverse range of distinguished vineyard sites, rare old vines, generational grape growing families and a commitment to excellence on behalf of the wineries. With over 100 wines featured in the Classification the list represents the depth of collectable wines of distinction being made in Australia’s most famous wine region. The inaugural launch of Barossa’s Super 100 Classification took place at a gala reception in Shanghai on Saturday 1 June 2019. Launching the Classification, Barossa Grape &…

TOP 5, 5 STARS & BEST BUY FOR 2016 ZIP LINE SHIRAZ

We are thrilled that New Zealand’s Cuisine Magazine has just awarded our 2016 Zip Line Shiraz 5 stars and ‘Best Buy’ as part of their July 2019 edition shiraz tasting. Even more chuffed that we slid proudly into the judge’s top 5!  (out of 119 wines tasted mind you)  and here’s what they had to say: “From the elevated and relatively cooler Eden Valley, this vibrant, ripe wine from 90 year old vines exudes blueberries and raspberries that intertwine beautifully with sweet vanilla oak. An elegant expression of shiraz with a generous structure and chalky tannins. Cellar with confidence for up to 4 years.” Up against some other superb Aussie shirazes, we were the only Eden Valley shiraz to make it into the top 10,…