Brockenchack Wines William Frederick Shiraz bottle Brockenchack Wines William Frederick Shiraz bottle
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Totally opaque ink black wine in the glass, the aromatics are dense, intense, complex, savoury and spicy, with a volley of violet/spring blossom florals popping over the top.

The palate is dominated by big velvety pillows of fruit, which are masking substantial foundations of submerged tannins.

This is a big, but elegant, ‘depth-charge’ of high country Shiraz.

Cellar under the right condition with confidence for up to 15-20 years.

~Jane Ferrari~

Gold| 2022 International Wine Challenge |"Intense fruit concentration with fresh and elegant silky notes of chocolate and rich fruit. Finesse and a very long finish on this delicious wine."

Silver| 2022 Decanter World Wine Awards | "A smoky and dense shiraz, with lovely concentration on the palate. A wine with fresh and juicy fruits, slightly dusty, savoury notes and very good length."

Silver| 2022 London Wine Competition | "Balanced, rich body with ripe tannins and aromas of plums, raisins, blackberries, vanilla and cinnamon. Textured palate with notes of ripe blackcurrants, chocolate, prunes and sweet spices and a long perfumed finish."

Silver| 2021 San Francisco International Wine Competition


The William Frederick Shiraz, our pinnacle wine, is made in strictly limited release numbers. With this wine we are delighted to deliver wine making excellence, most suited to your fine wine collection. Named in honour of Trevor’s late father, William Frederick Harch (1910 – 1976), this cool climate single vineyard Eden Valley Shiraz is the pride of our vineyard – seamless and delicately crafted from only our finest parcels of fruit. Our single vineyard estate grown grapes are hand picked from 90 year old vines. 

2018 Vintage Summary

The growing season in Eden Valley started off well, with winter 2017 rainfall up slightly 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 for us was down on average. January and February were warm and dry, with very warm temperatures 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 was what some people called ‘the icing on the cake’, with average temperatures, without extremes. Overall a strong, healthy crop for us.

We are delighted with the high-quality grapes and great yields that 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 reds.

Upon release, two hours in a decanter will allow our big William Frederick to really open up and express its true nature. However our Eden Valley Shiraz will continue to develop further complexity across the next decade or two. 

Our William Frederick Shiraz sits proudly in theBarossa Super 100 Classification.

History of Achievements

2012 – Double Gold – 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition

2012 – Double Gold – 2016 Melbourne International Wine Competition

2013 – Gold – 2018 Melbourne International Wine Competition

2015 - Silver - 2018 San Francisco International Wine Competition

2016 - Silver - 2020 Melbourne International Wine Competition

2017 - Silver - 2021 Melbourne International Wine Competition

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