Some good news in what’s been a year of challenges thus far…

In the third edition of the London Wine Competition, we decided to enter four wines from our single vineyard in Eden Valley for the first time, and are delighted to have won a gong for each of our entries.

24th Jul 2020

It’s been a decade in the making and we are elated to now be able to release to you all, our very first 10 year old Brockenchack Tawny Fortified, affectionately named The Magdalena.

Named after my mother Magdalena Martha, this Tawny is a sentimental addition to our collection because when my mother was alive she had a ‘butcher’ of port at 5:00pm every day, without fail.

Tawny is the new Port…. because we can’t call it Port anymore. Find out why...

13th Jul 2020

Now that restaurants, cafes and pubs are back up and running in our region, I am very happy to share with you, another Barossa dining recommendation…

1918 Bistro & Grill has been a favourite of mine for many years. Established within an old centenarian home, it oozes charm and ambiance. We visited for lunch recently to support one of our locals, and their roaring open fireplace was certainly a warm welcome on this cold Barossa day.

8th Jul 2020

Travis Schultz, the Sunshine Coast Daily's restaurant and wine reviewer for the past 17 years, shares his thoughts on our latest release 2016 Jack Harrison Shiraz;

"I’ve often heard self-deprecating winemakers profess that 90% of the quality of a wine is derived from what happens in the vineyard. Having recently sampled the Brockenchack Jack Harrison 2016 Shiraz, and with all due respect to the winemaker, Shawn Kalleske, I suspect they might be right! After another ideal growing season in the Eden Valley, the 2016 edition of the Jack Harrison is right up there with the 2015 edition, standing head and shoulders above those between 2011 and 2014.

6th Jul 2020

Being named Eden Valley Grenache Winery of the Year at the 2019 Melbourne International Wine Show, for our 2017 Megan Jane Grenache, was a huge achievement for our family, as we were up against some world-renowned wineries.

This recognition for our first ever Grenache release is something we will always be immensely proud of, and it goes a long way toward proving that the quality of our vineyard is something very special, and indeed capable of producing world-class wine varieties, outside of our region’s renowned Riesling and Shiraz.

It certainly set the bar pretty high for our future expressions of Grenache…but our second installment, the 2018 Megan Jane, sails right over that bar and continues soaring.

23rd Jun 2020

Upon the release of our fifth incarnation of On Point Pinot Grigio, this back-to-back sell-out wine has developed a staunch following, and has brought great joy into our Brockenchack family – both for you, our wonderful wine drinkers, and for our own team members. We genuinely adore this wine, but we’re supposed to, right? The fact that so many of you also reach out to us to tell us how much you love this wine too, brings us enormous amounts of joy!

So how and when did it all start?

8th Jun 2020

Chardonnay as a variety first came to Australia in the 1920s, but didn’t find popularity until around the 70’s and 80s. Premium Australian Chardonnay has evolved dramatically from the rich, ripe full flavoured versions of the '80s and '90s. When New Zealand's Malborough Sauvignon Blanc movement hit our shores, white wine drinker's tastes shifted, to enjoying more acidity and crisp, tangy tones. Coupled with the media's backing of the so-called ABC movement (Anything But Chardonnay), Chardonnay winemakers had to rethink their approach, to appeal to an audience whose tastes had shifted dramatically away from the rich, toasty and buttery Chardonnays of days gone by. But we're an adaptable lot us Aussies - and the industry did just that... we adapted to a more cool climate style.

27th May 2020

The 23rd of May is a very special day… not only for our immediate family, but for our Brockenchack family and friends as well.

The 23rd marks the 19th birthday of our Grandson Jack Harrison, and to celebrate, we are launching the first of many Jack Harrison Shiraz days!

As we gear up for a week of Jack Harrison Shiraz celebrations, we thought it might be nice to take a little trip down memory lane, to a younger Jack and the history of this great wine…

19th May 2020

The last few months I’ve chosen to highlight my top picks for dining in and around the Barossa Valley. This month is a little different however, as the world has virtually been turned on it’s head and we’re no longer able to enjoy the simple pleasures of a Friday night dinner at the Eden Valley Hotel, or a morning coffee and breakfast at Soul with Zest. While we’re still doing our bit to support local and buy from these establishments as much as possible, we thought it would be best to give you a recommendation that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home, even during isolation and social distancing.

24th Apr 2020

Being named theEden Valley Grenache Winery of the Yearat the 2019 Melbourne International Wine Competition was a huge achievement for our family, especially on the first release of our Grenache. But perhaps even more thrilling for us, was winning gold for our 2017 Hare Hunter Pinot Noir, as this is a rare varietal for Eden Valley. It has always been a favourite of our family and of our winemaker Shawn Kalleske, so after much consideration, and under the firm belief in the quality of our vineyard and its ability to produce world-class wine varieties outside of our region's renowned Riesling and Shiraz, we decided to test the Pinot growing conditions of our cooler climate Eden Valley vineyard.

26th Mar 2020

I’ll be using these blogs to share my personal favourite spots in the Barossa that I believe are well-worth checking out.

Lucky number three on my list of recommendations is… another Angaston classic, Soul with Zest.

19th Mar 2020

Just last week, Brockenchack Wines made a very special feature in Berlin!

Back on the 9th of March, Australia's Ambassador in Germany, Lynette Wood, hosted an Australian Wine Dinner at the Embassy in Berlin where our very own, Brockenchack wines were showcased. 

17th Mar 2020

The 27th of this month marks a very special day that all you Riesling lovers should pencil into your calendar!

On Thursday the 27th of February, we celebrate the birthday of our own Mackenzie William which calls for a celebration, and to do this, we are officially launching our inaugural Brockenchack Mackenzie William Riesling Day!

24th Feb 2020

Some of you might have tuned into my last blog post with my first Barossa recommendation, the quality Barossa Siam – the Barossa’s Thai hot spot. As a lover of good food, the Barossa dining recommendations are going to continue this month with the Eden Valley Hotel up next in the spotlight.

17th Feb 2020

When it’s hot out and you need a refreshing drink but you’re after something extra flavoursome, why not try out this Rosé Spritzer recipe?

27th Jan 2020
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