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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…

VIETNAM AND SINGAPORE AWAIT

We were recently invited to participate in a bank hosted food & beverage export opportunities trade delegation to Vietnam and Singapore. We sent Darren Naylor along to get a feel for what the wine industries were like in these export markets. Before departing Aussie shores however, Darren kicked this trip off with a visit to Darwin, a relatively new domestic market for us. Accompanied by one of our premium Brother member Nick Struik, together they set off to visit an old friend who owns The Cavenagh Hotel (the former Darwin casino), which is now one of the best wine and steak restaurants in Darwin’s central district.  A great venue at which to host our first NT wine lunch. This lunch was all about crisp Mackenzie William…

2017 MISS BRONTE CABERNET RELEASE

You’ve been enjoying our 17 Pinot Noir and 17 Grenache for some time and I am thrilled to be able to share our new 17 Cabernet release with you now. With the cooler weather now upon us, Marilyn and I (and Jack now that he’s 18) have been opening more reds of late, including this beautiful new release. We were very happy with the 2017 vintage here in Eden Valley. Good soil moisture and cooler temperatures in the lead up to the 2017 harvest resulted in extremely healthy vines at vintage time. A later than usual harvest date meant the grapes ripened more slowly, enabling consistent fruit development and a gradual accumulation of sugars and flavours, which is exactly what winemakers are looking for to produce high quality…

2017 ZIP LINE SHIRAZ RELEASE

It is with great pleasure that I bring you our new cellar door release of the 2017 Zip Line Shiraz. With the cooler weather now upon us, Marilyn and I (and Jack now that he’s 18) have been opening more reds of late, including this beautiful new release. We were very happy with the 2017 vintage here in Eden Valley. Good soil moisture and cooler temperatures in the lead up to the 2017 harvest resulted in extremely healthy vines at vintage time. A later than usual harvest date meant the grapes ripened more slowly, enabling consistent fruit development and a gradual accumulation of sugars and flavours, which is exactly what winemakers are looking for to produce high quality wines. Eden Valley’s 17 vintage has produced some quite outstanding…

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,…

ARTICLE: THE MAN WITH THE MIDAS TOUCH

“It’s confession time, and while I hesitate to admit it, the reality is I was wrong. Erroneous, incorrect or just plain mistaken, I was firmly of the view that longtime Sunshine Coast resident, Trevor Harch, had gone stark raving mad when he first told me that he had purchased a vineyard near Keyneton in the Eden Valley and that he planned to move there with wife, Marilyn, to become vinicultural primary producers. Trevor was well known for his passion for the wine industry and South Australia’s Barossa Valley in particular, but to buy a vineyard and move there was surely plain bonkers? Just over a decade has passed since my initial assessment of Trevor’s mental faculties and I have to admit to my error of judgement. Not only have Trevor…

90 points for our Megan Jane Grenache

The tasting panel of the March/April 2019 edition of Drinks Trade Magazine awarded our 2017 Megan Jane Grenache with 90 points. A score of 90-95 is outstanding in their classification. Judge Travis Fuller’s comments were:  “Cherries, earth, thyme, sweetness and acid core. Very appealing.” Our 2017 Megan Jane Grenache ranked 2nd out of all the straight Grenache varietals submitted. Not too shabby for our first release of this wine. Buy here Click here to read the digital edition of the magazine

German Travel Writers’ Review of Brockenchack

Translated copy from Jost and Juliane Bettinga’s ‘Wine-Travelling’ bog post of Feb 4, 2019: https://wine-travelling.de/weingut-eden-valley-brockenchack/ Excellent wine from the Eden Valley and Brockenchack Wines a rising star: “In the Eden Valley, world-class wines are produced!” This statement had us curious and moved us to make a trip to the wine region near the Barossa Valley. By chance, we found a very special vineyard there, whose wines we really liked very much. We found it particularly interesting that the winemaker is a career changer and only a few years ago found his way into the wine industry – without any studies or other background in wine growing. Find out more about the Eden Valley and the winery Brockenchack later in the article. The Eden Valley If you visit the…

A medley of medals… everyone’s a winner

Stroll through our online shop at the moment and you’ll soon discover that each of our current wines has a medal to its name: 2018 Tru-Su Rose:  Silver Medal – 2018 New Zealand International Wine Show 2018 Mackenzie William 1896 Riesling:  Silver Medal – 2018 Melbourne International Wine Show NV Great Scott Sparkling Shiraz:  Bronze Medal – 2017 New Zealand International Wine Show 2016 Zip Line Shiraz:  Silver Medal – 2018 Melbourne International Wine Show 2016 Miss Bronte Cabernet Sauvignon:  Silver Medal – 2018 Melbourne International Wine Show 2017 Megan Jane Grenache:  Bronze Medal – 2018 Australian Cool Climate Wine Show 2017 Hare Hunter Pinot Noir:  Silver Medal – 2018 San Francisco International Wine Show 2013 Jack Harrison Shiraz:  Gold Medal – 2018 Melbourne International Wine Show 2013 William…

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