Core Range


Award Winner

Years ago, there seemed to be plenty of Cabernet vines growing in Eden Valley, yet few remain today. We enjoy Cabernet as much as you do, feeling the need to uphold the local folklore of this noble variety. Our Miss Bronte is named after our eldest granddaughter Bronte and created to be enjoyed on any day with a “y” in it.

Silver Medal – 2019 New Zealand International Wine Show

Silver Medal – 2019 New York World Wine & Spirits Competition


2017 saw some nicely timed late rains in January and February which lead to consistent fruit development. Slightly later picking then previous years has resulted in our Cabernet becoming quite vibrant and intense. 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.

2017 Vintage Summary:

Eden Valley’s 2017 vintage was an absolute cracker, producing some stand out wines for Brockenchack and delivering 4 gold and 6 silver medals across our range. With good soil moisture and cooler temperatures, the vines were very healthy vines 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 these high quality wines.

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