Brockenchack is made up of 4 magnificent mum’s; Marilyn the matriarch, her daughters Trudi & Sue, and Megan, Brockenchack’s marketing manager, who has been a part of the Harch’s extended family for so long that she has come to be referred to as Trev & Marilyn’s third daughter. I took time to chat with them to get a better understanding of what being a mum means, as well as a few helpful hits of what your mum might appreciate.

6 May 2021

Mark it on your calendar - Brockenchack’s ‘Big Gum & Granite Weekender’ goes under the hammer as part of the live Barossa Wine Auction on Thursday 29th April from 6.30 pm AEST! And what a weekend away it is. We have put together the ultimate Brockenchack experience for four and will send you home with a mini cellar of magnums to remember your time with us.

To register for the auction and view the lots available please visit https://www.barossawine.com/wine/barossa-wine-auction/

May the bidding be with you.

21 Apr 2021

Friday, April 16th sees the launch of our inaugural Miss Bronte Cabernet Sauvignon week, which begins on Bronte’s 18th Birthday… As our little Bronte commences her journey into adulthood and the world of wine, we take a moment to reflect on the beautiful young woman she is growing into.

And When Trev wasn’t looking we found a few gems in the cellar and are thrilled to share them with you. We have put a stunning vertical flight together which includes our first release 2016, through to our current release 2018, as well as a sharp price on a case of our current vintage.

14 Apr 2021

How we are managing our growing practices for future generations.

There has never been a more crucial time to put sustainable practices at the forefront of our vineyard management. We are experimenting with technologies and practices that will help to future-proof our vineyard with improved efficiencies and better growing outcomes and crops. Our Viticulturist Joel outlines the sustainable practices we have in place, including how we monitor and maintain the vines, and practices put in place to alleviate certain pests and diseases.

11 Feb 2021

This newest inductee to our premium range was made from a select patch of Cabernet grapes on our vineyard with some very special terroir.

Named after our Brand Manager and Trevor and Marilyn's son in law, Darren Edward Naylor, this wine has been in the making for quite some time. I sat down with Darren to ask him about the origins of the D.E.N. and to learn more about this exciting new release and just what Darren has to say about his very own wine.

3 Feb 2021

Browns Barossa Donuts loosely translates in our language to donut paradise!

Here’s the thing... they’re great! But "donut" just take our word for it.

Grab a 'Not Happy Jam' or an 'Iced Iced Glazey' next time you're in Tanunda and discover donut paradise for yourself...

13 Oct 2020

It’s International Grenache Day and we couldn’t be happier about cracking a bottle of this stunning wine! In recent months we’ve released our second Grenache, the 2018 Megan Jane and if we’d set the bar pretty high with the awards won for our first edition, we believe this one sails right over that bar and continues on soaring. We named this wine after the lovely lady in our team who (and I quote) “keeps everything going smoothly”, and has been with Brockenchack since its inception. We felt it was only fitting to name this special wine after her. 

17 Sep 2020

We are thrilled to now be able to kick back into gear with our latest Barossa and Beyond regional recommendations for those of you who may be planning a trip to this part of the country. We are lucky to be surrounded by amazing food and wine venues here and we like to share some of our region's best kept secrets with you all. Today we're loving all things wood fired pizza at Ember Pizza in Nuriootpa. With almost all of their ingredients sourced from local produce, and an emphasis on wood-fired, smoked and chargrilled foods, this menu will entice all foodies. Not just the carnivores, but also our vegetarian and vegan friends too (... and don't forget all our wines are vegan as well).

15 Sep 2020

Our cool-climate Eden Valley vineyard (one of the the Barossa's sub-regions) is sublimely suited for Cabernet because it offers the best of both worlds with the ideal mix of warm days; giving consistent sugar development leading to ideal alcohol levels, dark broody colours and more full bodied wines, balanced with our cooler nights (often a 20-degree variance); which brings high natural acidity delivering dry wines with great tannin structure.

Years ago, there seemed to be plenty of Cabernet vines growing in Eden Valley, yet fewer remain today. We enjoy Cabernet so much that we felt the need to uphold the local folklore of this noble variety and set about planting our vines back in 2012.

2 Sep 2020

Holding a special place in the hearts of our Brockenchack family, Pinot Noir is an interesting varietal with an incredible history. Unwaveringly temperamental about where and how it is grown, the Point Noir gape requires a delicate approach, patient dedication and skill, from the vine to the bottle. We've heard it dubbed 'the heartbreak grape'. We've head it referred to as the ultimate “terroir” wine - where the growing conditions determine the quality and character of the wine, but some consider it the pinnacle of a winemaker’s career to be able to craft a great Pinot, and when done correctly the result can deliver one of the most elegant and complex red wines you'll ever taste. It's no surprise then that on Tuesday the 18th of August the world takes a moment to recognise and appreciate this special wine style.

18 Aug 2020

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.

24 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...

13 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.


8 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.

6 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.

23 Jun 2020
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