Specifications

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

TASTING 6 PACK

$166.00

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

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

NV Great Scott Sparkling Shiraz | $26

“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.” 92 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

2017 Miss Bronte Cabernet Sauvignon | $30

“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.” 93 points – Wine Orbit

All dry style wines | All vegan wines

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.

NV Great Scott Sparkling Shiraz

Our Great Scott Eden Valley Sparkling Shiraz is a uniquely Australian wine style, created with today’s tastes and life’s celebrations in mind. This is one of the rarest wines produced from the Eden Valley region of South Australia. This wine is a tribute to Scott Pollock, the late son-in-law of Trevor & Marilyn Harch, father of grandchildren Jack & Charli and husband to daughter Trudi. Scott will forever be in the hearts of the family and as this was one of Scott’s favourite wines, the family thinks of him every time they enjoy a glass!

Pouring our elegant Great Scott into your favourite glass immediately delights, with its lively coral pink crown of fine bubbles. Aromas of fresh-picked plums and cherries lead into a generous rush of apple and raspberry, carried by the soft mousse into a silky second wave of blackberry with hints of white chocolate. Our Sparkling Shiraz carries these racy flavours all the way through the fresh long finish.

Serve chilled, as you would any other sparkling wine… and enjoy!

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.

2017 Miss Bronte Cabernet Sauvignon

Our 2017 Eden Valley Cabernet is our second release, and 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.

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.

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.

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.”  ~April 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.”

 

YVONNE LORKIN REVIEW | “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~

 

90 POINTS | Wine Pilot – Jeni Port | “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.” 

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~

 

YVONNE LORKIN REVIEW | “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~

NV Great Scott Sparkling Shiraz

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.”

 

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, January 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 | “When I say it is only the second one of these I’ve ever tried – that isn’t something you’ll hear me say too often. The 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. The cheese for it is a 12 year old Cheddar (yes, really) which is also something I don’t get to taste every day.”

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

2017 Miss Bronte Cabernet Sauvignon

SILVER | 2019 New York World Wine & Spirits Competition

 

SILVER | 2019 New Zealand International Wine Show

 

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. ~April 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. Matched to a Vintage 5 Forks 50/50 cheese – another inspired pairing. The finish on the wine is strong, elongated and sweetening.”

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.”

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.

2017 vintage: 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 a 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 Chardonnay and red varieties – better quality reds than the valley floor we believe this year.

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