Specifications

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

TASTING 6 PACK

$185.00

A fantastic opportunity to taste-test a range of our single vineyard wines;

2021 Mackenzie William 1896 Riesling | $30

“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.” 94 points – Wine Orbit

2021 On Point Pinot Girgio | $22

“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.” 92 Points – Wine Orbit

2021 Tru-Su Rose | $22

“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”  93 points – Wine Orbit

2018 Zip Line Shiraz | $26

“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.” 93 points – Wine Orbit

2018 Hare Hunter Pinot Noir | $40

“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.” 93 points – Wine Orbit

2019 Megan Jane Grenache | $45

“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.” 94 points – Wine Orbit

All dry style wines | All vegan wines

2021 Mackenzie William 1896 Riesling

Our Mackenzie William Riesling is named after our grandson Mack. Our estate grown single vineyard Eden Valley Riesling grapes are delicately picked from our longstanding vines planted in the 1960s, 1980s, and from our cherished, deep rooted 1890s vines – believed to be some of the oldest in Australia. Each batch of fruit bestows its unique attributes, creating quintessential Eden Valley citrus and minerally characters which our region is so well known for, and a complexity that ensures our dry style’s impressive length of finish.

“As pretty as a picture upon opening…. all lemon blossom floating above kaffir lime leaf, layered over something slightly heady that reminds you of a spring garden in full bloom… and that’s even when it’s chilled to bits, straight from the fridge! In its youth, Eden Valley Riesling is at its absolute best when it lands on your tongue like a lightning bolt of citrusy zip and zing!  And that’s exactly what the 2021 vintage of the Brockenchack Mackenzie William 1896 Eden Valley Riesling delivers. The flavour ‘spin cycle’ goes on to see-saw between lime and lemon, lemon zest and citrus oil… over a snap, crackle and pop live acid undercarriage that finishes as clean as a whistle – thanks in a big way to the granite laced dirt that has been supporting these old Riesling vines for 125 years.

Brockenchack sits right in the middle of the saddle between Peggy’s Hill and Mt Mckenzie, up there in the Eden Valley high country of the Barossa Ranges, and those cool evenings make all the difference to the volume of aroma and flavour that Brockenchack can trap in the bottle.”

2021 On Point Pinot Grigio

Billowing tropical, floral and citrus aromatics make this a truly ‘scent-sational’ introduction to vintage 2021. A mouthful of zingy ruby grapefruit emerges from the citrus mist, layered over honeyed tropical -almost guava- flavours that seem to keep trundling along to a lovely length, finishing with a zippy little lemon zest kick!

Our Pinot Grigio is named as a tribute to Trevor and Marilyn’s two granddaughters, in acknowledgement of their passion and excellence in ballet and dancing. It’s a play on the French ballet term ‘en pointe’; to stand on one’s toes in full extension – no easy feat – but something both granddaughters can do with ease and grace. We are extremely proud of our back-to-back sell-out successes for all past releases of our On Point Pinot Grigio.

2021 Tru-Su Rose

Our 2021 Rosé seems to have just ‘kissed the skins’ to pick up its unique vivid coral peach skin pinks, but has had enough contact to catch a bagful of bright aroma flavour combinations. Live juiced raspberry-cherry aromatics spiral from the glass with rose petal lift, over a spicy toffee apple back note, then the Tru-Su Rosé flavours bounce onto your palate with a splosh of raspberry velvet, snowballing on through ripe red cherries, to a fresh apple acid full stop.

Our Tru-Su dry Rosé is and made from 100% Shiraz grapes, grown on our own Eden Valley vineyard in the Barossa. It is named after Trudi and Susan – the two daughters of Brockenchack founders Trevor and Marilyn, who enjoy this style of wine.

2018 Zip Line Shiraz

Our Zip Line Shiraz is named after the zip line cable at our vineyard which generates endless laughter for all generations of the family – and much like this wine, it’s a smooth ride to the end. Our Zip Line Shiraz is made from our Eden Valley single vineyard Shiraz grapes, plucked from a combination of our older vines with an average vine age of 60 years, to give depth and complexity, and from our younger vines planted in 2008, to give fruit freshness and vibrancy. Whole berries spend 7 days on skins in open-top fermenters before being pressed and left to mature in a mix of new and old and French oak for approximately 15 months. Vibrant upon release, this wine will easily mature for 8 to 10 years to come.

2018 Hare Hunter Pinot Noir

Our Pinot Noir journey began in 2012 with the planting of our first Pinot vines, taking advantage of the coolest patches in our vineyard. Pinot Noir is not typically grown in our region, but we just had a feeling it could be something special. We set out with a vision to deliver a beautiful and elegant expression of Eden Valley Pinot Noir, and believe this is exactly what we have achieved. A portion of our Pinot vines are planted at the highest point on our vineyard, sitting at approximately 480m above sea level, with the remaining planted in the two coolest spots in slightly lower parts of our vineyard, at an altitude of around 450m (Central Otago is around 300m).

Hare hunting has been a much enjoyed pastime for our (now-adult) grandsons. Despite their best efforts over the years, as young lads they never had much luck nabbing any hares in our Pinot patch, which is how this wine earned its name.

2019 Megan Jane Grenache

“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~

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.

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.” ~April 2022~

 

SILVER | 2021 Melbourne International Wine Competition

 

92 Points | Winepilot – Jeni Port

“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.”

2021 On Point Pinot Grigio

94 POINTS | Winestate Magazine

 

SILVER | 2021 Melbourne International Wine Competition

 

90 POINTS | Wine Pilot | 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.” ~Jeni Port~

 

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.”  ~April 2022~

 

“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~

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.” ~Sam Kim, April 2022~

 

“Here’s a shout out to all the gemologists in the house. This wine could absolutely be a liquid Padparadscha Sapphire amirite? It’s the rarest, most beautiful of all sapphires and famous for its pinky-sunset colour. Named after Trudi and Susan, daughters of Brockenchack’s owners Marilyn and Trevor Harch, this rosé looks like it’ll be lolly-like, but no. It’s dry dry dry people. You’ll feel parched just looking at it! Sipping it reveals mouthfilling, zesty textures, an edge of blackcurrant and it’s wicked with watermelon and lime salad.” ~Yvonne Lorkin~

2018 Zip Line Shiraz

Top 10 + 4.5 Stars | NZ Dish Magazine – Best Aussie Shiraz in NZ Tasting ~March 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.” ageed Yvonne Lorkin.

 

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.” ~April 2022~

 

SILVER | 2021 San Francisco International Wine Competition

 

SILVER | 2021 London Wine Competition

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~

 

91 points | National Liquor News Pinot Noir Tasting | April 2021 edition | their silver medal equivalent

“Elegant and restrained. Earthy beetroot, sweet sour, five spice. Long finish.”

 

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.”

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.” ~April 2022~

 

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~ 

2021 vintage : Winter rainfall took some of the sting out the dry summer conditions. Mild temps for much of the growing season provided ideal conditions for growth and berry development. Uninterrupted flowering allowed good fruit set. Night temps were cooler than normal in Spring and Summer; these cooler nights critical to, and the hallmark for, the quality of grapes and wines from our Eden Valley vineyard, allowing our vines time to rest, and allowing aromatic flavours, finesse and natural acidity to be maintained. Mild daytime conditions provided optimal ripening, allowing great fruit flavours to develop. Quality is exceptional from our 2021 Eden Valley vintage. Whites are fine with amazing natural acid and intense flavours. Reds are flavourful and deeply coloured. A vintage for now, and for the long term.

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.

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