Specifications

Single Vineyard | Eden Valley | Barossa | South Australia | all wines are vegan

3 PACK – REDS

$100.00

A delicious exploration of medium to full bodied Barossa reds;

  • 2018 Zip Line Shiraz | $26
  • 2017 Miss Bronte Cabernet Sauvignon | $30
  • 2019 Megan Jane Grenache | $45

All dry style wines | All vegan wines | Offer available for a limited time only.

Freight charges apply per ‘up to 12 bottles’ so while you’re at it, why not try a few others wines and fill up a box.

2018 Zip Line Shiraz

“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.” ~Yvonne Lorkin~


“The 2018 Brockenchack Zip Line Shiraz is rosewood red purple in colour. This middleweight Eden Valley Shiraz impresses from the get go with dense rose petal perfume, plum quince fruits and a hint of vanilla on the nose, followed by a chewy mouthful of warm lush purple fruits, held together with well balanced tannin and acid. The wine is built for rich and meaty dishes – osso bucco, bacon wrapped filet mignon with garlicky mushrooms, a chunky steak and onion pie, slow roasted lamb shoulder or spaghetti bolognaise or meatballs.” ~Jane Ferrari~


SILVER | 2021 San Francisco International Wine Competition

SILVER | 2021 London Wine Competition


91 POINTS | Wine Pilot | “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.” ~Ken Gargett~


91 POINTS | Australia’s National Liquor News Shiraz Tasting | September 2021 edition | silver equivalent | “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~

 


2017 Miss Bronte Cabernet Sauvignon

Our cool climate Eden Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is as remarkable as is it rare. Years ago, there seemed to be plenty of Cabernet vines growing in Eden Valley, yet fewer remain today. We enjoy Cabernet as much as you do, feeling the need to uphold the local folklore of this noble variety. Our Cabernet Sauvignon is named after our eldest Granddaughter Bronte. Basket pressed and matured gracefully in French oak hogsheads for 12 months before bottling, our Cabernet style is created to be enjoyed on any day with a “y” in it.

“Some things bring me great joy. Like learning I’ve actually been singing the correct lyrics to Manfred Mann’s ‘Blinded by the Light’, when for years I second-guessed myself. It’s ‘revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night’, in case you were wondering. Another is sipping great cabernet like this. Basket-pressed and matured in large French oak ‘hogsheads’ for at least a year, it’s edged with eucalypt, blackcurrant, pepper, and blackberry and boasts a long, seductive finish. For more joy, sip with pepperoni pizza.”  ~Yvonne Lorkin~


“Here we find unique aromatics for an Eden Cabernet; mocha, black cherry, white chocolate and only delicate leafiness. Showing colours like lush kalamata olives, this is a dark and broody Cabernet upon release. Vibrant flavours of ripe dark fruits are in charge here, black berry, black currant, with texture to match, settling into gentle white chocolate, raspberry, and liquorice appearing in cameo. Gripping cocoa infused tannins and tight acid all add to the complexity required to make our Cabernet style perfectly calibrated.”  ~Glenn Malycha, Wine Wine Consulting~


SILVER | 2019 New Zealand International Wine Show

SILVER | 2019 New York World Wine & Spirits Competition

 


2019 Megan Jane Grenache

Our 2019 Megan Jane is our third Grenache release from our Eden Valley single vineyard. Megan has been an integral part of our Brockenchack family since its inception and we felt it only fitting to honour her ongoing dedication by naming this wine after her.

GOLD | 2021 Melbourne International Wine Competition


“If this 2019 Grenache was a hot rod, it would be bright toffee apple red! It’s a sweet-spicy-tart combination, loaded up with lashings of raspberry aromatics, layered over floral rosemary and oregano. It’s an unashamedly middleweight berry driven palate, bright as a button, and beautifully balanced with acid and very tidy old oak. It will definitely benefit from half an hour in the fridge during the height of summer, and is screaming to go with everything from spicy Mexican tacos, char sui pork or Peking duck, pasta, pizza, anything from the charcuterie cupboard.”  ~Jane Ferrari~


93 Points | Wine Pilot | “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.”  ~Ken Gargett~ 

2018 Zip Line Shiraz

“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.” ~Yvonne Lorkin~


“The 2018 Brockenchack Zip Line Shiraz is rosewood red purple in colour. This middleweight Eden Valley Shiraz impresses from the get go with dense rose petal perfume, plum quince fruits and a hint of vanilla on the nose, followed by a chewy mouthful of warm lush purple fruits, held together with well balanced tannin and acid. The wine is built for rich and meaty dishes – osso bucco, bacon wrapped filet mignon with garlicky mushrooms, a chunky steak and onion pie, slow roasted lamb shoulder or spaghetti bolognaise or meatballs.” ~Jane Ferrari~


SILVER | 2021 San Francisco International Wine Competition

SILVER | 2021 London Wine Competition


91 POINTS | Wine Pilot | “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.” ~Ken Gargett~


91 POINTS | Australia’s National Liquor News Shiraz Tasting | September 2021 edition | silver equivalent | “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~

 


2017 Miss Bronte Cabernet Sauvignon

Our cool climate Eden Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is as remarkable as is it rare. Years ago, there seemed to be plenty of Cabernet vines growing in Eden Valley, yet fewer remain today. We enjoy Cabernet as much as you do, feeling the need to uphold the local folklore of this noble variety. Our Cabernet Sauvignon is named after our eldest Granddaughter Bronte. Basket pressed and matured gracefully in French oak hogsheads for 12 months before bottling, our Cabernet style is created to be enjoyed on any day with a “y” in it.

“Some things bring me great joy. Like learning I’ve actually been singing the correct lyrics to Manfred Mann’s ‘Blinded by the Light’, when for years I second-guessed myself. It’s ‘revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night’, in case you were wondering. Another is sipping great cabernet like this. Basket-pressed and matured in large French oak ‘hogsheads’ for at least a year, it’s edged with eucalypt, blackcurrant, pepper, and blackberry and boasts a long, seductive finish. For more joy, sip with pepperoni pizza.”  ~Yvonne Lorkin~


“Here we find unique aromatics for an Eden Cabernet; mocha, black cherry, white chocolate and only delicate leafiness. Showing colours like lush kalamata olives, this is a dark and broody Cabernet upon release. Vibrant flavours of ripe dark fruits are in charge here, black berry, black currant, with texture to match, settling into gentle white chocolate, raspberry, and liquorice appearing in cameo. Gripping cocoa infused tannins and tight acid all add to the complexity required to make our Cabernet style perfectly calibrated.”  ~Glenn Malycha, Wine Wine Consulting~


SILVER | 2019 New Zealand International Wine Show

SILVER | 2019 New York World Wine & Spirits Competition

 


2019 Megan Jane Grenache

Our 2019 Megan Jane is our third Grenache release from our Eden Valley single vineyard. Megan has been an integral part of our Brockenchack family since its inception and we felt it only fitting to honour her ongoing dedication by naming this wine after her.

GOLD | 2021 Melbourne International Wine Competition


“If this 2019 Grenache was a hot rod, it would be bright toffee apple red! It’s a sweet-spicy-tart combination, loaded up with lashings of raspberry aromatics, layered over floral rosemary and oregano. It’s an unashamedly middleweight berry driven palate, bright as a button, and beautifully balanced with acid and very tidy old oak. It will definitely benefit from half an hour in the fridge during the height of summer, and is screaming to go with everything from spicy Mexican tacos, char sui pork or Peking duck, pasta, pizza, anything from the charcuterie cupboard.”  ~Jane Ferrari~


93 Points | Wine Pilot | “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.”  ~Ken Gargett~ 

2019 vintage : The 2019 vintage overall produced very high quality, but lower/limited supply, with the Barossa region as a whole down between 50-80% on the prior year, and some vineyards not picking at all. This was due to high winds and spring frosts affecting flowering, followed by very hot, dry conditions in January and February. 2019 will be the lowest-yielding Barossa harvest of the past decade. Our Brockenchack vineyard however was only down 20% due to great care and management. We believe this is attributed to several factors, including the addition of both nutrients and cow and chicken manures, added rotationally to the vines directly and via irrigation each year. Good soil moisture kept our vines healthy in the hot spells thanks to irrigating at the right times – in spring before budding and again at flowering – coupled with our under vine mulching retaining this moisture for longer, thereby resulting in healthy crops throughout the rest of the growing season.

2018 vintage : Our Eden Valley growing season started off well, with winter rainfall higher than average. In spring, drier soils combined with warmer than average spring days, meant the vine canopies grew quickly; flowering well and setting a good number of bunches. Summer rainfall was down on average and Jan and Feby were warm and dry, with very warm temps in February slowing down the pace of ripening. With the lower summer rainfall, growers with access to water, soil moisture monitoring, good irrigation management and healthy soils experienced less stress – and subsequently delivered sound fruit and consistent yields. These are all practices that Brockenchack invest heavily into. The Indian summer of March and early April were referred to as ‘the icing on the cake’, delivering average temps, without extremes. Overall a strong, healthy crop for us. We are delighted with the high-quality grapes and great yields this vintage delivered. The colours and flavours in our reds are exciting and the high level of natural acids in our whites reflect our great Eden Valley characteristics. Standout varieties for our region this year include Riesling, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Grenache and Cabernet. We are very excited for the release of our ’18 reds in a few years’ time.

2017 vintage : The Barossa experienced a wetter than average 2016 winter and spring. This, combined with below average temperatures in December, January and February, resulted in a later harvest than we’d seen in many years – about four weeks later than in recent years, which is relatively ‘back to normal’. With the good soil moisture and cooler temperatures, the vines were very healthy at vintage time, and the later 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 2017 vintage produced a lovely big crop for us and some quite outstanding red varieties.

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