Trophy | Best Australian Shiraz + Best South Australian Shiraz + Best Eden Valley Shiraz

2023 IWC – 2019 William Frederick Shiraz 

Eden Valley Winery Of The Year

2021 Melbourne International Wine Competition

Eden Valley Riesling Winery Of The Year

2020 Melbourne International Wine Competition

Eden Valley Grenache Winery of the Year

2019 Melbourne International Wine Competition

3 x GOLD

2018 William Frederick Shiraz

2 x GOLD

2018 Jack Harrison Shiraz

DOUBLE GOLD

2020 Megan Jane Grenache

DOUBLE GOLD 

2020 Charli Jaye Chardonnay

Awards

As a family we’ve worked hard over the past 15 years to refine our collection and deliver wines that you’ll love enjoying with family and friends. Along the way we’re thrilled to have picked up some awards and recognition for our quality.

ICON WINES

TWH SHIRAZ CABERNET
2018 TWH Shiraz Cabernet

Gold | 2022 London Wine Competition

Complex, rounded character with fine tannins and aromas of smoked meat, blueberries, herbs, plums and black olives. Well-structured with blackberry, plums, black pepper and chocolate notes and a long finish.”

Silver | 2022 Decanter Wine Awards

Chocolate and cherries, ripe and juicy on the nose. Rich and luscious black fruits on the palate, ripe silky tannins, warming, concentrated.”

WILLIAM FREDERICK SHIRAZ
2019 William Frederick Shiraz

Trophy | Australian Shiraz | 2023 International Wine Challenge (IWC)

Trophy | South Australian Shiraz | 2023 International Wine Challenge (IWC)

Trophy | Eden Valley Shiraz | 2023 International Wine Challenge (IWC)

Gold | 2023 International Wine Challenge (IWC)

Gold | 2023 London Wine Competition

“The wine feels slightly tight, it needs some time to open and really express itself. Brilliant potential with dark chocolate, mint, raspberry conserve, biscuit and green roasted herbs. Good complexity.

2018 William Frederick Shiraz

Gold | 2023 London Wine Competition

“Clear, bright, dark ruby colour. Clean nose, medium intense & youthful, notes of dark jammy fruits, blueberry, violet, eucalyptus, meaty, smoky. Palate, high but integrated alcohol, elevated tannins, good complexity.

Gold | 2022 International Wine Competition (IWC)

Intense fruit concentration with fresh and elegant silky notes of chocolate and rich fruit. Finesse and a very long finish on this delicious wine.”

Gold | New To Market Treat Yourself Reds | 2023 Peoples Choice Wine Awards UK

96 Points | The Vintage Journal Barossa Guide 2023 by Andrew Caillard MW and Angus Hughson

Deep crimson. Intense dark cherry, blackberry aromas with lovely mocha/roasted chestnut notes. Beautifully balanced and inky deep wine with ample dark cherry, blackberry fruits, fine cedary tannins, lovely mid-palate volume / richness and well-integrated mocha, roasted chestnut, hints of sandalwood notes. Finishes chocolaty firm with a touch of liquorice. Drink now till 2034.” 

95 Points | The Real Review, Bob Campbell, Feb 2023

“Flagship shiraz with Christmas cake-like concentration and flavours suggesting cassis, dark berry, mixed spices, chocolate/mocha that are underpinned by sweet alcohol. Generously proportioned wine that deserves careful bottle age. Drink to 2028.”

Silver | 2022 Decanter World Wine Awards

“A smoky and dense shiraz, with lovely concentration on the palate. A wine with fresh and juicy fruits, slightly dusty, savoury notes and very good length.”

Silver | 2022 San Francisco International Wine Competition

Silver | 2022 London Wine Competition

“Balanced, rich body with ripe tannins and aromas of plums, raisins, blackberries, vanilla and cinnamon. Textured palate with notes of ripe blackcurrants, chocolate, prunes and sweet spices and a long perfumed finish.”

2017 William Frederick Shiraz

Silver | 2021 Melbourne International Wine Competition

2016 William Frederick Shiraz

Double Gold | 2022 Melbourne International Wine Competition

Silver | 2020 Melbourne International Wine Competition

2015 William Frederick Shiraz

Silver | 2018 San Francisco International Wine Competition

2013 William Frederick Shiraz

Gold | 2018 Melbourne International Wine Competition

95 Points | The Real Review – Bob Campbell

“Flagship shiraz with Christmas cake-like concentration and flavours suggesting cassis, dark berry, mixed spices, chocolate/mocha that are underpinned by sweet alcohol. Generously proportioned wine that deserves careful bottle age. Drink to 2028. ~Feb 2023~

Top 10 + 4.5 Stars | NZ Dish Magazine, Best Aussie Shiraz Available in NZ Tasting, March 2022

Nine years on from harvest and this shiraz is maturing into something rather special. “With its smoky, vanilla oak and soft, suede-like textures cloaking its toffee, coffee and dark, charred fruit notes, it’s still carrying fresh acidity and buckets of character. Such an exciting wine,” ~Yvonne Lorkin~

2012 William Frederick Shiraz

Double Gold | 2018 San Francisco International Wine Competition

Double Gold | 2016 Melbourne International Wine Competition

D.E.N RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2019 D.E.N Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Gold | 2022 Melbourne International Wine Competition

Silver | 2023 London Wine Competition

“Beautiful fruit and great structure. Dense garnet. Broad accomplished evolving blackcurrant core with integrating oak. Full bodied, moderate vibrant acidity, fine high dense tannins, driven mid palate, long impressive.

2018 D.E.N Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Gold | 2021 Melbourne International Wine Competition

Silver | 2022 International Wine Competition (IWC)

Plenty of black fruit, both currant and berry. Floral notes with firm structure and very impressive length.”

Silver | 2022 London Wine Competition

Silver | 2021 London Wine Competition

PREMIUM WINES

JACK HARRISON SHIRAZ

 2019 Jack Harrison Shiraz

Gold | 2023 London Wine Competition

“Clear, bright, dark ruby colour. Intense and youthful, notes of jammy black berries, black cherry, violet, minty, rosemary, meaty, chocolate, sweet spices, vanilla, cinnamon. Elevated complexity & long finish.

Silver | 2023 International Wine Challenge (IWC)

“Excellent Shiraz expression: cherry, spices, liquorice, juniper, green pepper, smoky savoury style.

2018 Jack Harrison Shiraz

Gold | 2023 New Zealand International Wine Competition

Gold | 2023 London Wine Competition

“Dry to off dry, full bodied, on nose it’s very elegant with the correct amount of spices, the dark fruit and vanilla is beautiful integrated, on the palate is warm and silky. Fantastic wine which needs decanting.

95 Points | Wine Orbit – Sam Kim

“Richly fruited and seductively fragrant, the bouquet shows blackberry, cake spice, cedar and dark chocolate characters. It’s equally satisfying in the mouth, delivering outstanding weight and richly textured mouthfeel, superbly complemented by refreshing acidity and layers of fine tannins. Sumptuous yet refined and sophisticated.” ~Jun 2023~

95 Points | Winepilot – Angus Hughson

“I like the Brockenchack wines – honest and well made with plenty of personality and flavour, but I really loved this wine. It’s their best yet from where I sit! Bright deep crimson, it is a beautifully brooding and tightly knit Eden Valley Shiraz with a powerful aromatic core of blackberry, new leather and black olive fruits with peppery sage elements and well matched oak. Dry, fleshy and concentrated on the palate, there is an explosion of punchy fruit pastilles and liquorice while retaining its energy and freshness with moderate, fine tannins well integrated to provide a long, yet subtle finish. Superb Eden Valley Shiraz and great value.” ~March 2022~

95 Points | Winepilot – Ken Gargett

Dark maroon in colour, there is real depth of flavour here. Dark berries, animal skins, warm earth, hints of chocolate, black fruits and a smoky roast meat note. Black olives and cloves follow. Firm tannins are present, good balance and excellent length. This is cracking stuff and has at least a decade ahead of it. That said, no reason you can’t enjoy it now.” ~Mar 2022~

Silver | 2022 International Wine Competition (IWC)

Lovely notes of plums and herbaceous notes. Sage with silky tannins and good structure compliment the wine.”

Silver | 2022 London Wine Competition

Silver | 2021 San Francisco International Wine Competition

92 Points | James Suckling

“Aromas of baked cherry, plum, melted milk chocolate and coriander. Full-bodied with soft tannins. Rich and smooth on the palate. Steady intensity, with opulent black fruit washing over the palate.” ~Nov 2022~

90 Points | The Real Review – Bob Campbell

Intense wine with cassis, blackcurrant, dark cherry, chocolate/mocha flavours and port-like concentration. An heroic red that is accessible now but should develop well with bottle age. Drink to 2027.” ~Feb 2023~

Review | By The Glass – Yvonne Lorkin

“5 stars. Made from 54yo grapevines by the ultra-talented Joanne Irvine, Brockenchack’s flagship shiraz is named after the grandson of founders Trevor and Marilyn Harch. Jack is the company viticulturist and is training to become their future winemaker. So no pressure then! Put all your thoughts of shiraz being jammy, sweet and cuddly aside because the Jack Harrison is an exercise in muscular elegance. With skyscraper structure, a core of dark blue and black fruits, charred oak, cocoa and dried herbs, this shiraz is iron fist in velvet glove material. If you drink it now, make sure you get out the good, swirlable glasses and decant if you can. Otherwise, tuck it away until 2033 if you’re disciplined enough.”

Review | New Zealand Wine Directory – JB

“Dark cherry / purple almost black in colour, lighter at the rim, a full-bodied wine. In the nose dark cherry, plums, baking spices, vanilla a subtle earthy / meaty note. Huge, weighty mouth-filling palate with concentrated flavours of ripe cherry, plum, blackberries & pepper / spice, chalky tannins, a soft acidity & fine textured oak influence. A good whack of alcohol at 15% all melded together into a multi layered, textural wine with power, depth & length. Outstanding! My thanks to the team at Brockenchack for the opportunity to taste these exceptional wines of Australia.”

2017 Jack Harrison Shiraz

Gold | 2021 London Wine Competition

Top 10 Shiraz | 2021 London Wine Competition

A deep and brooding expression of Eden Valley fruit, with a rich crimson color. Excellent, superb nose of fruit and eucalyptus, as well as soft tapande. Full of luscious black and blueberry fruits, morello cherry, chocolate, truffles, and undertones of cardamom spice. Silky, soft and delicate in texture. Well resolved tannins and balancing freshness keep it very ripe and full-bodied in shape, very long finish.”

Silver | 2021 Melbourne International Wine Competition

92 Points | The Vintage Journal Barossa Guide 2023 by Andrew Caillard MW and Angus Hughson

Deep crimson. Developed blackberry, mocha, hint of sesame, vanilla aromas with sage notes. Fresh black cherry, chinotto, nougat, vanilla, aniseed flavours, fine grainy textures and fresh integrated acidity. Finishes muscular firm but the fruit follows through. Drink now till 2028.” 

2016 Jack Harrison Shiraz

Gold | 2021 San Francisco International Wine Competition

4.5 Stars | Dish Magazine NZ, Best Aussie Shiraz Available in NZ Tasting ~Apr 2022~

Silver 2021 Melbourne International Wine Competition

2015 Jack Harrison Shiraz

Gold | 2020 London Wine Competition

Gold | 2019 San Francisco International Wine Competition

Silver 2018 San Francisco International Wine Competition

Silver | 2018 New York World Wine & Spirits Competition

2013 Jack Harrison Shiraz

Gold | 2018 Melbourne International Wine Competition

95 Points | Wine Orbit – Sam Kim

“It’s gorgeously ripe and enticing on the nose showing black/purple fruit richness, vanillin oak, cake spice and mocha characters, leading to a powerfully concentrated palate exhibiting depth and density with velvety texture and loads of polished tannins. Superbly long and immensely satisfying. At its best: now to 2028.” ~Apr 2022~

2012 Jack Harrison Shiraz

Gold | 2016 Melbourne International Wine Competition

Silver | 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition

2011 Jack Harrison Shiraz

Bronze | 2015 New Zealand International Wine Competition

Bronze | 2014 New York World Wine & Spirits Competition

Bronze | 2013 Barossa Wine Show

2010 Jack Harrison Shiraz

Gold | 2017 New Zealand International Wine Competition

Silver | 2014 Barossa Wine Show

93 Points | Mike Bennie, Wine Business Magazine

“From a single Eden Valley Vineyard. Spends 18 months in oak then two years in bottle before release. Power and mellowness hand in hand. Black current and inky plum fruit character with smooth nougat tinged oak lending a hand. Drips from the palate with richness, finishes with sinewy tannins.”

MEGAN JANE GRENACHE
2020 Megan Jane Grenache

Double Gold | 2022 Melbourne International Wine Competition

94 Points | Wine Orbit – Sam Kim

“This is splendidly expressed on the nose, showing dark plum, roasted nut, warm spice and rich floral aromas. The palate delivers excellent weight and plump mouthfeel, wonderfully supported by velvety texture and fine polished tannins. Flavoursome and delectable with a sustained plush finish.” ~Jun 2023~

94 Points | Winefolio – David Walker-Bell

Taking you on a journey that starts light, delicate and breezy. An initial pop of cherry, raspberry, blood orange and bergamot starts to develop deeper spice, nougat and phenolic tang. Lovely, svelte tannin and a swell of acidity as the wine intensifies and gets more torque through the palate. A lush, polished finish, with super length. ~Jul 2023~

90 Points | The Real Review – Bob Campbell

Delicately scented grenache with gentle berry fruit aromas that continue on to the palate where they are joined by nuances of savoury and spice. Charming wine with a silken texture and gently drying finish. Drink between 2023 – 2028. ~Jun 2023~

Review | By The Glass – Yvonne Lorkin

“4 stars. In a nod to New Zealand-based team member Megan McMurdo, this grenache is a vibrant, grin-inducing yet soothing wine that reliably over-delivers vintage after vintage. Bursting with cherry and blueberry aromatics, dark plum and cocoa characters and soft peppery textures, it’s a plush, comfy wine that’s perfectly suited to casseroles or an exotic osso bucco. Fruity and spice-stacked.”

Review | New Zealand Wine Directory – JB

“Bright ruby to cherry red in colour, lighter at the rim, medium bodied wine. A lovely floral & fruity nose of raspberry & blackberry aromas, spice & nutty notes. Full flavoured palate, with lots of dark berries, raspberry & cherry fruit flavours, a lively acidity, light but grippy tannins, a savoury element with subtle spice & toasty nutty oak. Long concentrated dry finish with warmth at 14.5% abv. A lush beautifully integrated & very tasty wine.”

2019 Megan Jane Grenache

Gold | 2021 Melbourne International Wine Competition

94 Points | Wine Orbit – Sam Kim

“It’s splendidly ripe and inviting on the nose showing dark plum, cured meat, dried herb and a hint of leather notes, followed by a supple palate displaying succulent fruit flavours with smooth rounded mouthfeel. Silky and flavoursome with an attractive spicy finish. At its best: now to 2027.” ~Apr 2022~

93 Points | Winepilot – Ken Gargett

A Grenache which has attracted positive attention in various wine shows, this is named after a member of their team. It is the third release of Grenache for the winery, all from a single vineyard in the Eden Valley, and crafted by winemaker Joanne Irvine (daughter of winemaking royalty, James Irvine). The yields with this vintage were lower than average, resulting in wines of serious concentration. Crimson/purple in colour, this was my favourite of the releases, a really well made, delicious Grenache. Nose of raspberries, bergamot, dry herbs, red cherries and florals. Balanced, with excellent focus and serious length through to very fine tannins, all backed by underlying acidity. A delicious, juicy example of Grenache that drinks beautifully now and should age well for another 6-8 years. Their suggestion is that if the day warrants it, 30 minutes in the fridge will assist, is not out of place. Drink to 2029.” ~Feb 2023~

92 Points | The Real Review – Bob Campbell

“A silken-textured and rather elegant wine with cherry, raspberry/red fruits, vanilla and anise/mixed spice flavours supported by gentle acidity and fine, drying tannins. Accessible now but with bottle-age potential. Drink to 2027.”

91 Points | National Liquor News Pinot Noir Tasting ~Apr 2021~

# 2 and Top Grenache in Top 10 Tasting of Single Varietal Australian Reds | Winefolio – David Walker Bell

Starting bright, delicate and jazzy – light on its feet. The nose of cherry, rosehip and rose petal, plus raspberry, mandarin and cherry blossom. A juicy and racy entry to the palate, with vibrant acidity. Tannins emerge further back as intensity builds, and now there is more weight and focus. Sarsparilla and flush of supple tannin and pithy phenolics. Love these wines that change in your glass – each sip is different, and this gave us more discussion than any wine I can recall in months. Our top Grenache.” ~Oct 2022~

2018 Megan Jane Grenache

Silver | 2020 Melbourne International Wine Competition

Silver | 2020 New Zealand International Wine Competition

2017 Megan Jane Grenache

Eden Valley Grenache Winery Of The Year | 2019 Melbourne International Wine Competition

Gold 2019 Melbourne International Wine Competition

90 Points | Drinks Trade Magazine, Grenache Tasting Panel ~Mar 2019~

“Cherries, earth, thyme, sweetness and acid core. Very appealing.”

HARE HUNTER PINOT NOIR
2020 Hare Hunter Pinot Noir

Gold 2023 Melbourne International Wine Competition

Silver | 2023 London Wine Competition

“Juicy, powerful style. Soft supple fruits, rich on the palate, lots of fruit, medium plus finish, concentration, herbs. It holds it all together well. Balanced on a knife-edge. Good wine.

2019 Hare Hunter Pinot Noir

Gold | 2022 London Wine Competition

96 Points | Drinks Trade Magazine, Australia

“A little basket of forest berries. It stays savoury, which is its drawcard. Oak is there, but mucking in rather than standing out, complex and satisfying.” ~Charlie Simpson~

93 Points | Wine Orbit – Sam Kim

“It’s richly spicy and savoury on the nose showing dark berry, dried herb, cured meat, dried mushroom and warm spice aromas, leading to a gorgeously rounded palate offering excellent weight and silky flow. Generously textured and soothing with a persistent expansive finish.” ~Jun 2023~

92 Points | National Liquor News Australia, Pinot Noir Tasting

“Lovely confectionary nose with strawberry and rhubarb. Nutmeg and a delightful palate with soft edges.” ~Ed Peake, July 2022 edition~

92 Points | Winefolio – David Walker-Bell

A dark ruby-burgundy in the glass, with a coltish, succulent perfume. Plum, bramble and cherry meet dried herb and savoury notes of mushroom, burdock, salami and peat. The palate delights with a lighter tone then the nose suggests – flowing acidity and supple, chalky tannins form the core, but the dark fruits persist and the whole is very well balanced. Spice builds and the oak plays off that, with a toasty, exotic note of incense and cedar. A generous, lingering finish.” ~Jul 2023~

2018 Hare Hunter Pinot Noir

Silver | 2021 Melbourne International Wine Competition

93 Points | Wine Orbit – Sam Kim

“Seductively styled and complex, showing dark berry, thyme, toasted almond and earthy mushroom aromas on the nose. The elegantly weighted palate delivers silky flow and rounded mouthfeel, beautifully complemented by savoury nuances, leading to a lengthy structured finish. At its best: now to 2028.” ~April 2022~

93 Points | WineFolio – David Walker Bell

“A bright medium-depth ruby in the glass. Lovely nose, filled with savoury notes of mushroom, beetroot and mocha, alongside some succulent blackberry, damson, blood orange and red cherry. A youthful, balsamic, juiciness to the palate – a little lighter in tone than the nose suggests. The fruit has a bounce and pop of ripeness, which is a foil to the savoury, peaty elements and the supple, dry, tannins. A moderate acidity keeps things moving, and the rounded, silken texture enriches the back of the palate. Powerful, perfumed and well-balanced – a well made, elegant yet vibrant expression.” ~November 2022~

91 Points | National Liquor News Pinot Noir Tasting ~April 2021~

Elegant and restrained. Earthy beetroot, sweet sour, five spice. Long finish.” ~Michael Mcintosh~

90 Points | Winepilot – Ken Gargett 

A soft red colour with sappy aromatics. Soft brambles, raspberries, bay leaves, red cherries, some earthy notes, coffee grinds and tobacco leaf. A Pinot with good focus, there is line and impressive length, fine tannins and juicy acidity. The acidity really works with that sappiness. Drink to 2026.”

Bronze | 2020 Melbourne International Wine Competition

Bronze | 2020 San Francisco International Wine Competition

Bronze | 2020 New Zealand International Wine Competition

2017 Hare Hunter Pinot Noir

Gold 2019 Melbourne International Wine Competition

Silver | 2019 New Zealand International Wine Show

Silver | 2018 New York World Wine & Spirits Competition

Silver | 2018 San Francisco International International Wine Competition

CHARLI JAYE CHARDONNAY
2020 Charli Jaye Chardonnay

Double Gold 2023 Melbourne International Wine Competition

Silver | 2023 London Wine Competition

“Good Complexity and structure. On the nose jasmine and quince peels. On the palate notes of Lemon , herbs , cream and vanilla. Long rich yet dry finish.”

2019 Charli Jaye Chardonnay

Gold | 2022 London Wine Competition

Overall Winner | 2023 People’s Choice Wine Awards UK – New to Market Treat Yourself Whites

Silver | 2022 International Wine Challenge (IWC)

94 Points | Winepilot – Ken Gargett

Colour is gold and straw. A lovely aromatic nose with good oak integration. Stonefruit, nutmeg and ginger here. Some tropical touches. Those who don’t mind a touch of oak, and there are plenty of fans of that style out there, will love this riper style. Richly flavoured and stonefruit notes really emerge on the palate with orange rind and quince. Quite delicious. Drink over the next two to three years. Really enjoyed this. Would make a terrific match for a richer seafood dish.” ~Mar 2022~

92 Points | Winepilot – Angus Hughson

Bright pale straw in colour, this is a well composed cooler climate Chardonnay that is quite floral in character with layers of ripe nectarine and melon aromas wound up in a cloak of cashew barrel ferment and oak maturation – all well integrated. It’s a tangy little number too with upfront impact thanks to that juicy acidity; layers of tinned peach fruit and spicy oak coming together to deliver what is a top-knotch version of Eden Valley Chardonnay.” ~Mar 2022~

91 Points | James Suckling

“This ripe and bold Chardonnay has stacks of pear, mandarin-orange and vanilla aromas. Full-odied with plenty of fruit and toasty character, the crisp lemony acidity lifting the ample finish.” ~Nov 2022~

2018 Charli Jaye Chardonnay

Gold 2020 Melbourne International Wine Competition

94 Points | Wine Orbit – Sam Kim

“It’s stylish and complex on the nose showing apricot, fig, vanillin oak, popcorn and subtle spice aromas, followed by a beautifully weighted palate displaying expansive mouthfeel backed by bright acidity. Generous yet refined and poised with a persistent silky finish. At its best: now to 2027.” ~Apr 2022~

93 Points | National Liquor News ~Mar 2021 Tasting~ 

Deliciously moreish. Complex butterscotch and vanilla, silky over generous citrus flavours. Finishes clean and refreshing, ready for a second sip.” ~Michael Mcintosh~

90 Points | The Real Review – Bob Campbell

Rich, creamy chardonnay with peach, apple, toast, cashew nut and spicy oak flavours. Weighty wine with a pleasing texture. Accessible now but should continue to offer pleasing drinking for another 4-5 years. Drink by 2028.” ~Feb 2023~

Review | New Zealand Wine Directory – JB

“Bright mid yellow-gold in colour with pale green hues, great legs too. Gorgeous nose of ripe stone-fruit, vanilla, buttered popcorn & nutty oak aromas. A weighty palate with intensity, bright citrus acidity & lush stone-fruit flavours, subtle oak spice & a silky, buttery, creamy texture round out the overall experience. A long very satisfying finish. My kind of Chardonnay! Still young at 5 years old.”

2017 Charli Jaye Chardonnay

Silver2022 London Wine Competition

Silver | 2019 San Francisco International Wine Competition

91 Points | National Liquor News ~Mar 2020 Tasting~ 

Cheesecake on the nose. Very unique flavours. Palate is very bright and acidic. Cool climate is where Chardonnay seems to be finding its home.”

2016 Charli Jaye Chardonnay

Silver | 2018 San Francisco International Wine Competition

2015 Charli Jaye Chardonnay

Top 20 Premium Chardonnays | Drinks Magazine ~Apr/May 2016 Tasting~

MISS BRONTE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2020 Miss Bronte Cabernet Sauvignon

Silver | 2023 London Wine Competition

“Great structure and fruit. Beautiful hints of red fruit and eucalyptus notes. Complex nose with blackcurrant and complex note, on palate flavours are more ripe with a good amount of tannins.”

2019 Miss Bronte Cabernet Sauvignon

Silver | 2022 London Wine Competition

“Full-bodied character with fine tannins, medium acidity and intense aromas of grass, blackcurrant, green bell pepper and chocolate. Smooth palate with notes of blackberries, prunes and jammy plums with an average finish”

Silver | 2022 Melbourne International Wine Competition

Silver | New To Market Treat Yourself Reds | 2023 Peoples Choice Wine Awards UK

2018 Miss Bronte Cabernet Sauvignon

Silver 2021 London Wine Competition

Silver | 2020 San Francisco International Wine Competition

92 Points | Winestate Magazine – Eden Valley Regional Tasting

92 Points | Winepilot – Ken Gargett

From a single vineyard planted in 2012 in the Eden Valley, this is named after the family’s eldest granddaughter, Bronte. It has done extremely well in wine shows around the world. Cracking value for a wine which will easily sail through a decade in the cellar. Dark purple in colour; the aromas are a blend of cassis, plums, blackberries, dark chocolate, cigar box, spices and black olives. There is some oak evident but the integration is good and progressing well. Good balance and excellent length, right through to the firm but satiny tannins. Like most of the wines in this release, a highlight is good fruit focus. Drinking this now is fine, but it will age and improve over the next six to ten years. Drink to 2031.”

91 Points | James Suckling

“This offers attractively ripe blueberry, blackcurrant, spiced-chocolate and raspberry aromas with fresh oak spice. The palate is succulent and fresh, yet fully ripe. Medium body. Elegantly focused and flavourful finish. Drink or hold.” ~Nov 2022~

Bronze | 2020 New Zealand International Wine Competition

Bronze | 2020 Melbourne International Wine Competition

2017 Miss Bronte Cabernet Sauvignon

Silver | 2019 New York World Wine & Spirits Competition

Silver | 2019 New Zealand International Wine Competition

93 Points | Wine Orbit – Sam Kim

“This is beautifully styled and fruited, showing blackcurrant, spiced cherry, green olive and roasted nut aromas. The concentrated palate delivers juicy flavours with fine texture and polished tannins, making it sturdy and harmonious at the same time. At its best: now to 2030.” ~Apr 2022~

93 Points | WineFolio – David Walker Bell

“Miss Bronte Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 doesn’t disappoint. A savoury element to the aromas, with leather and graphite alongside a smoky ripe mulberry, cassis and mint. Still young – powerful and muscular. All ripe fruit upfront and with a solid tannin grip in the middle. A nice prickle of green herbs – nettle, chamomile and that eucalypt note again. The finish on the wine is strong, elongated and sweetening.” ~2022~

2016 Miss Bronte Cabernet Sauvignon

Silver | 2018 Melbourne International Wine Competition

MACKENZIE WILLIAM 1896 RIESLING
2022 Mackenzie William 1896 Riesling

98 Points | Winestate Magazine – Nov/Dec 2022 edition

Distinctly aromatic bouquet with lovely lemon and lime characters and river pebble-like minerality. Good fleshy weight to the palate with lovely texture and pure citrus flavours.”

95 Points | Wine Orbit – Sam Kim

“This is exquisitely fine and delicately expressed on the nose, showing lime peel, lemon sorbet, white floral and wet limestone nuances, leading to a brilliantly focused palate offering outstanding concentration and fruit purity. Superbly structured by mouth-watering acidity, finishing impressively long and linear.” ~Jun 2023~

Silver | 2022 Melbourne International Wine Competition

92 Points | Winefolio – David Walker-Bell

A killer nose of orchard fruits and breezy florals. Very dry and yet with such spicy, mouth-watering fruit. It is both tight and structured, and yet jazzy and free-flowing at the same time; the two things creating a real energy and brio through the palate. Acidity is brisk and gives great direction and length through the mound of citrus, ginger, mandarin and apple flavours. Potential for cellaring and development here.” ~Jul 2023~

91 Points | VinoUS 2023

“The 2022 Mackenzie William 1896 is a single vineyard Riesling, crafted with the fruit from a vineyard planted in 1896. It offers piercing grapefruit and lime juice aromas with a subtle mineral backing. It’s bright, fresh and vibrant, bursting with youthful intensity. The finely balanced palate combines zesty acidity with an array of citrus and floral complexity. Tightly wound, with an appealing texture, it promises to drink well over the next decade.”

Review | By The Glass – Yvonne Lorkin

“4 stars. Founded by Trevor and Marilyn Harch, this snappy-dry riesling is named after their eldest grandson Mack and the fact that vines have been growing in their little corner of the Barossa since the late 19th century. It rolls with clean lime and apple notes, quartzy mineral layers, green pear and lemon pith layers across the nose and palate. The textures on the finish are prickly-fresh and feisty.”

Review | New Zealand Wine Directory – JB

“Crystal clear very pale straw coloured with the faintest of green hues. In the nose, fresh lemon & lime citrus aromas then a subtle wet-stone minerality. The palate is textural with a little grip & a zesty acid backbone, concentrated lemon / lime citrus & crisp green apple flavours all result in a long mouth-watering but bone dry finish. Love to see again with a few years aging. Excellent.” 

2021 Mackenzie William 1896 Riesling

94 Points | Wine Orbit – Sam Kim

“Fabulously elegant and delicately fragrant, showing lime/lemon zest, Granny Smith apple and floral aromas, leading to a linear palate that’s juicy and beautifully focused. Wonderfully structured by firm acidity, finishing impressively long and mouth-watering. At its best: 2023 to 2033.” ~Apr 2022~

Silver | 2021 Melbourne International Wine Competition

92 Points | Winepilot – Jeni Port 

Eden Valley is a celebrated region for riesling. The high, cool hills deliver a particularly individual style. It’s like a big bouquet of flowers arrived in the glass. Mackenzie William has it and then some; apple blossom, jasmine, citrus, lime and orchard aromatics lead the way. It captures the essence of Spring. There’s a wine tasting term that succinctly sums up one of the big attractions of Eden Valley riesling – line and length. It indicates a strong, structural line of acidity, not hard or aggressive but naturally endowed that provides the tension between fruit and acidity that drives the wine long. It’s here in this wine, and together with the aromatics, the fineness of citrus fruit – but it’s early days, still in building mode, Mackenzie William can look forward to a fruitful, long life in the bottle. Drink to 2030.”

2020 Mackenzie William 1896 Riesling

Eden Valley Riesling Winery Of They Year | 2020 Melbourne International Wine Competition

Gold | 2020 Melbourne International Wine Competition

94 Points | National Liquor News Riesling Tasting ~Jan 2021~

Delicious, grapey sweetness meets sherbet zest. Long, juicy and great potential.” ~Michael Park~

Silver | 2020 New Zealand International Wine Show

2018 Mackenzie William 1896 Riesling

Silver 2018 Melbourne International Wine Competition

2017 Mackenzie William 1896 Riesling

5 Stars | The 3 Wines Men 

“After meeting the team @brockenchackwines recently I was blown away with how advanced their wines were. In particular the 2017 Mackenzie William 1869 Riesling. You’d be hard pressed to guess that this was a 2017 Riesling. It doesn’t have that acidic and citric sharpness that was expected, and that’s just one reason I love it. More lemon than lime, balanced nectarines and a nice little flinty finish. The most amazing thing about this cracking wine is that as well as it is right now, it’s only going to get better for the next 10+ years. Oh and if you think the name is a little different read the story on the website. It’s why I love family produced wines. All blood, sweat and cheers.”

Silver | 2019 New Zealand International Wine Show

2016 Mackenzie William 1896 Riesling

Silver 2018 New Zealand International Wine Show

Bronze | 2016 Melbourne International Wine Competition

Bronze | 2016 Barossa Wine Show

2015 Mackenzie William 1896 Riesling

Silver 2015 Perth Royal Wine Show

Bronze | 2015 Australian Cool Climate Wine Show

The Adelaide Advertiser | Review ~Jul 2015~

“There’s always a great deal of interest in how the new vintage Rieslings express their range of florals and citrus flavours. Here we are immediately in pretty perfumed talc territory, white blossoms as well as well-sculpted, tight apple and lemon-like flavours – with what’s increasingly looking like a vintage-specific softer and fleshier acidity. There’s also a refreshing lemon ice-block-like feel.”

The Wine Wankers | Review ~Jul 2015~

“A quality Eden Valley Riesling by the boutique small batch producer Brockenchack. Dry but aromatic with lovely fruit intensity driving home at the end of each sip. Would be perfect with roast pork and apple sauce. Yum!”

2014 Mackenzie William 1896 Riesling

Bronze 2014 Barossa Wine Show

2013 Mackenzie William 1896 Riesling

Silver | 2013 Barossa Wine Show

2012 Mackenzie William 1896 Riesling

Silver | 2013 Barossa Wine Show

2011 Mackenzie William 1896 Riesling

Gold 2011 Barossa Wine Show

Hot 100 | Adelaide Review Hot 100 List for 2011

CORE WINES

ZIP LINE SHIRAZ
2020 Zip Line Shiraz

Silver | 2023 London Wine Competition

“Mint and meat with charred wood notes, Scent of flowers violet and lavender with fresh blackberries, mulberries and black juicy plum Sweet cherry pie on the palate with mint Persistent chocolate, & mocha finish.”

93 Points | Wine Orbit – Sam Kim

“Wonderfully ripe and inviting, the wine shows Black Doris plum, blackberry, cedary oak, vanilla and toasted spice aromas, followed by a flavoursome palate offering excellent weight and velvety texture. Upfront and fabulously expressed, making it highly enjoyable.” ~Jun 2023~

90 Points | Winefolio – David Walker-Bell

A deep, brooding purple in the glass, with plump, robust aromas of damson, boysenberry, blueberry muffin, peppercorn, mocha and cloves. Great balance of acidity, a char of toasty oak and chewy tannin. Great varietal typicity and true to the rich, ripe Barossa style – there’s mint, liquorice and earthiness in the mix; and the finish is softly textured, inkily rich and easy to like.” ~Jul 2023~

Review | By The Glass – Yvonne Lorkin

“4.5 stars. Ripe, spice-stacked, and showing seams of peppercorn and cocoa, this new vintage of one of my favourite new Eden Valley discoveries, has a shed-tonne of flavour and texture circling a core of bright boysenberry and blackcurrant. It’s ultra-fresh, frisky and fanging (technical term) with cocoa and smoke and layers of liquorice to finish. Beautiful drinking now, but if you’re disciplined enough, this shiraz will seriously reward another six or seven years in the cellar very nicely indeed.”

Review | New Zealand Wine Directory – JB

“Deep cherry red / crimson coloured, medium bodied wine. Fragrant enticing nose of ripe plum, blackberry & cherry aromas a hint of spice & a savoury herbal note. The palate begins with gorgeous silky tannins, a bright acidity & fine oak textural elements, then juicy cherry, plum & dark berry fruit flavours, subtle spice & a long intense warm finish. An excellent weighty wine with depth & character.”

2019 Zip Line Shiraz

94 Points | The Vintage Journal Barossa Guide 2023 by Andrew Caillard MW and Angus Hughson

Medium-deep crimson. Smooth blackberry, blueberry, mocha aromas with hint of aniseed. Richly flavoured and fruit sweet wine with ample choco-0berry fruits, dense chalky tannins, lovely mid-palate buoyancy and well-integrated lacy acidity. Touch of liquorice at the finish. Drink now till 2030.” 

94 Points | National Liquor News, Sept 2022

“Good fruit up front. coconut and vanilla on the nose with developing black fruits. High in acidity, fruit and tannins. Complex wine with a lot of depth.”

Silver Medal | 2022 London Wine Competition

“Full-bodied character with ripe tannins and aromas of cassis, herbs, black plums and black pepper. Rich, elegant palate with notes of blackberries, plums, black pepper and hints of smoke and a balanced finish.”

Silver | 2022 Melbourne International Wine Competition

2018 Zip Line Shiraz

93 Points | Wine Orbit – Sam Kim

“Upfront and fabulously lifted with Black Doris plum, blackberry, toasted almond and dark chocolate notes, it’s generous and flavoursome in the mouth offering plump mouthfeel and fleshy texture, making it delightfully drinkable. At its best: now to 2030.” ~Apr 2022~

Silver | 2021 San Francisco International Wine Competition

Silver | 2021 London Wine Competition

Top 10 + 4.5 Stars | NZ Dish Magazine – Best Aussie Shiraz in NZ Tasting ~Mar 2022~

With its sweet vanillin oak, dark berry intensity, tobacco and roast plum complexity, this shiraz impressed straight away. “Fresh, lovely palate weight and very, very well made,” noted Cameron. “With berry blossoms on the nose, a gently plump, plummy palate and tannins prickling under your front lip, it’s rather fabulous.” agreed Yvonne Lorkin.

91 Points | Winepilot – Ken Gargett

From a single vineyard in the Eden Valley, this is an opaque black/purple in colour. The nose, coiled and intense, gives up plums, black cherries, chocolate, coffee beans and mocha. The palate adds leather and cloves and, towards the finish, some sour cherries. Good acidity, focus and length, this wine has a good decade or more ahead of it and while pleasing now, is going to get considerably better. Richly flavoured, this is a fine Barossa Shiraz. Drink to 2034.”

91 Points | Winefolio – David Walker-Bell 

“Bramble, white pepper, christmas cake, eucalypt, plum and vanilla on the nose. Concentrated and elegant, staying taut and linear into the palate. That doesn’t mean there aren’t ripe, soft textures, fine tannin and good acidity. A hint of milk chocolate and liquorice towards the decent finish.” ~Sep 2022~

91 Points | National Liquor News ~Sep 2021 tasting~

Medium bodied with classic Syrah style flavours of dark fruit and white pepper. Good use of oak gives vanilla licks and comlexing spice. Well crafted.” ~Michael Mcintosh~

Review | By The Glass – Yvonne Lorkin

“Here in Kiwiland we call a ‘zip line’ a ‘flying fox’ because we all feel a bit foxier when we’re hurtling at speed hanging from a wire contraption with certain death or disability resulting if we let go right? Nothing sexier. Except perhaps this wine. Spicy, sultana cake aromatics envelop the nose, followed by a rich, warming, woolly mouthfeel.  It’s an exotic-yet-home-comfort example that’ll reward anyone praying for blackcurrant, pepper, eucalypt and cocoa in their sipping.  Lush and lovely when savoured with old-fashioned, peppery Shepherd’s Pie.” 

Bronze | 2021 Melbourne International Wine Competition

Bronze | 2021 New World Wine Awards, NZ

Bronze | 2020 New Zealand International Wine Competition

2017 Zip Line Shiraz

Gold | 2019 Melbourne International Wine Competition

Gold | 2019 New Zealand International Wine Competition

Silver 2020 London Wine Competition

2016 Zip Line Shiraz

Silver 2018 Melbourne International Wine Competition

5 Stars | Best Buy | Top 5 | NZ Cuisine Magazine ~Australian Shiraz Tasting, Jul 2019~

2015 Zip Line Shiraz

Bronze 2017 New Zealand International Wine Competition

Top 30 Australian Shiraz | Top 10 South Australian Shiraz | Drinks Magazine ~Australian Shiraz Tasting, Feb/Mar 2017~

An excellent wine with sweet plum jam aromas and soft, round, mouth-watering fruit flavours and a touch of spice. Very well made and balanced.”

4 Stars | Best Buy | NZ Cuisine Magazine ~NZ & Australian Shiraz Tasting, Jul 2017~

2014 Zip Line Shiraz

Bronze | 2016 Melbourne International Wine Competition

2013 Zip Line Shiraz

Bronze | 2015 Australian Cool Climate Wine Show

Bronze | 2015 Barossa Wine Show

2012 Zip Line Shiraz

Bronze 2012 Barossa Wine Show

Bronze 2012 Royal Queensland Wine Show

Bronze 2013 Barossa Wine Show

GREAT SCOTT SPARKLING SHIRZ
NV Great Scott Sparkling Shiraz

92 Points | The Real Review – Bob Campbell

Medium-bodied sparkling shiraz with ripe plum, chocolate/mocha, blackcurrant, vanilla and spice flavours. Mouth-filling wine with a rich, appealing texture and dry, lingering finish.” ~Feb 2023~

92 Points | Wine Orbit – Sam Kim

“Fruit forward and beautifully fragrant, the bouquet shows black/blueberry, dark cocoa, warm spice and rich floral aromas, followed by a succulent palate offering subtle sweetness and velvety texture. Approachable and immediately appealing.” ~Apr 2022~

92 Points | Winepilot – Ken Gargett

“This delicious ‘spurgles’ (sparkling Shiraz) has been made as a tribute to Scott Pollock, a beloved member of the family and son-in-law to the owners, Trevor and Marilyn Harch. This was apparently a style much loved by Scott and one suspects that he would have been very happy with this wine. Made from Eden Valley fruit, sourced from a single vineyard, this is excellent value for the style. It opens with exploding pink foam before subsiding into a lovely crimson note. Hedonistic and plush, there are alluring notes of plums, ripe cherries, dark chocolate, cloves, leather, blackcurrants and red currants; ripe and full-flavoured. There is excellent length here, and balance. Normally, these have reasonable levels of sweetness but here, although there appears to be pleasing fruit sweetness, the fermentation is close to dry. It works. Has been stoppered with a crown seal – expect to see more of this. Drink to 2026.”

91 Points | National Liquor News ~Sparkling Tasting, Jan 2022~

Good balance. Great fruits and structure. Dark and brooding. If you like sparkling reds, you’ll love this.” ~Geoff Bollom~

90 Points | Winefolio – David Walker-Bell

“Great Scott Sparkling Shiraz, a non vintage version of the Zip Line Shiraz, made in the Charmat method, with just a little port added. Unusual but really rather good. A frothy pink in the glass, with spice and red fruit aromas bursting from the glass. Cinnamon, blueberry, rosehip and freesia. The palate is surprisingly dry – full but well-balanced, with lovely ripe cherry flavours and sweetness… but with a dryness that makes it very more-ish. I like this.” ~Sep 2022~

Bronze | 2017 New Zealand International Wine Competition

Review | New Zealand Wine Directory – JB

“Bright ruby to raspberry-red in colour, fluffy mouse of tiny bubbles in the glass on pouring. Aromas of cherry, dark plum, red berry & spice in the nose. On the palate, a ‘wee spritz’ on the tongue, then ripe fruit flavours reflecting the nose, velvety, sweet, spice, cocoa but it’s dry at the same time. Shiraz made in the Charmat method, in-tank fermentation then bottled under crown cap closure. Quite delicious & an enjoyable change of wine style. Tasted slightly chilled.”

TRU-SU ROSÉ
2022 Tru-Su Rose

92 Points | Winestate Magazine

“A good commercial style with candied fruit aromas and sweet upfront red berry flavours.” 

92 Points | Wine Orbit – Sam Kim

“It’s delightfully fruited and inviting on the nose, showing sweet strawberry, rockmelon, Gala apple and spring flower aromas, leading to a finely textured palate that’s ripe and rounded. Elegant and refreshing, offering charming drinking.” ~Jun 2023~

90 Points | Winefolio – David Walker-Bell

A single vineyard wine, made from Shiraz. A pale rose petal pink in the glass, with aromas of raspberry, melon, apple and jasmine florals. Bright, elegant and polished into the palate, where a buoyant acidity highlights the juicy fruit. Spice and a little fruit tannin add complexity, but it’s not a difficult or intellectual wine – just open and enjoy, with lunch or as an aperitif.” ~Jul 2023~

Review | By The Glass – Yvonne Lorkin

“4 stars. The name might be a mashup of Trudi and Susan, daughters of founders Trevor and Marilyn Harch, yet the wine is very much a pure offering. Crafted from shiraz grown in their Eden Valley vineyard by winemaker Joanne Irvine, it has an attractive melon and raspberry razzle on the nose, and a soft, elegantly dry mouthfeel. Plush, lush and licked with peppercorn and soft spices, it’s a fresh, clean rosé with excellent length of flavour.”

2021 Tru-Su Rose

93 Points | Wine Orbit – Sam Kim

“This is brightly expressed and instantly appealing with ripe nectarine, red apple and floral aromas with a hint of sweet raspberry. The palate light and vibrant displaying juicy fruit flavours together with crisp acidity, finishing lingering and refreshing. At its best: now to 2023.” ~Apr 2022~

90 Points | Winefolio – David Walker-Bell

A single vineyard wine, from Shiraz grapes on their Eden Valley vineyard in the Barossa, South Australia. A vibrant pale coral pink in the glass. Bright and appetising, perfumed with cherry, raspberry, red apple, nectarine and lilac blossom. Light, juicy and with a crunch of red berries carried on an energetic acidity. A bit more depth and complexity develops over that sumptuous fruit, into notes of candy-apple, allspice, jasmine tea and fuzzy fruit tannins. The finish is balanced and piquant. Very polished and delicious – just the thing for an aperitif or lunchtime tipple.” ~Dec 2022~

2020 Tru-Su Rose

Silver | 2020 New Zealand International Wine Show

2018 Tru-Su Rose

Silver | 2018 New Zealand International Wine Show

2017 Tru-Su Rose

Gold | 2017 New Zealand International Wine Show

2016 Tru-Su Rose

90 Points | Mike Bennie, Wine Business Magazine

Crowd-pleasing kind of wine here, and it’s set around a sweet-fruit strawberries-and-cream feel. The perfume shows exactly that, while the palate is strawberry kissed but perks up with a zingy finish. Worth a visit.

2015 Tru-Su Rose

Bronze |  2015 Australian Cool Climate Wine Show

Bronze | 2015 Barossa Wine Show

2011 Tru-Su Rose

Silver | 2011 Barossa Wine Show

ON POINT PINOT GRIGIO
2023 On Point Pinot Grigio

90 Points | National Liquor News | “An explosion of fruit and acids. Intense, rich and complex.” – Daryl Fisher, Oct 2023

2021 On Point Pinot Grigio

94 Points | Winestate Magazine

Silver | 2021 Melbourne International Wine Competition

92 Points | Wine Orbit – Sam Kim

“Elegant and charming with apricot, green pear, dried grass and white floral aromas, it’s finely textured in the mouth displaying bright fruit flavours backed by crisp acidity, finishing lingering and delightfully tasty. At its best: now to 2024.” ~Apr 2022~

92 Points | Winefolio – David Walker-Bell

The wine starts clean and pure, with nectarine, almond, nashi pear and honey aromatics. Bone dry. Any reservations are discarded – this is a great start! It’s not a tricky wine, kept simple and classic in style. The palate broadens out, moving through a saline acidity into a generous finish, showing a savoury edge of green olive and nori.” ~Sept 2022~

90 Points | Winepilot – Jen Port

Cue approaching summer days and lazy afternoons with a glass of…well, you can connect the dots with quite a number of smart, well-priced wines out there. On Point pinot grigio definitely belongs in such company. The $20 price tag is more than attractive, so, too, the wine’s strong varietal presence in the glass. Textbook Grigio fresh-cut apple and pear, with an arresting thread of saline and rock pool aromas. Plenty of refreshing crunchy acidity in the glass will satisfy during those lazy afternoons in the sun. Flavours are clean, persistent and there’s even a light, textural mouthfeel running across the palate. Grigio fulfils its role nicely. A tidy wine for summer days ahead. Drink to 2024.”

Bronze | 2021 New World Wine Awards, NZ

Review | By The Glass – Yvonne Lorkin

“It might say ‘pinot grigio’ on the label, but don’t go a-thinkin’ it’s going to be raspy and lean like a lot of them. To us, the On Point is absolutely that. It’s dry, sure, but also totally delicious and generous in our book. Ultra-juicy and bursting with baked apple and nashi, it reflects what the cooler Eden Valley subregion is capable of. Cleansing, succulent, and dangerously drinkable, it’s refreshing, roaring with flavour, softly spiced, and super sexy with roast pumpkin and herb salad.” ~Yvonne Lorkin~