Writer and presenter Max Allen wrote a nice piece on Brash Higgins in the Feb 14, 2020 Australian Financial Review. The piece focused on BH’s pioneering use of the Sicilian red wine grape Nero d’Avola and his use of locally made amphora. The beginning of the advenyture was summed up in the pieces intro: “In…

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Episode 335 of I’ll Drink to That! was released recently. It features Brad Hickey, who is the winemaker of the Brash Higgins winery in the McLaren Vale of Australia. >Full interview here or Stitcher Some words on the interview by Alder Yarrow: “This is an interview in two parts, really. In the first half of…

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Brash Higgins Nero d’Avola won the prestigious “Rule Breaker” award at the SA Hot 100 wine show last week in Adelaide. The grapes, grown on our estate vineyard, spend 180 days on skins in locally made amphora. Bright and jubilant, it’s a great example of the new wine style that’s sweeping the nation. Here’s the…

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Recently our “new” oxidative white wine, “BLOOM”, was reviewed by wine writer Dave Brookes in The Adelaide Review and also had some nice comments from Mike Bennie, Nick Stock and Max Allen. The wine’s rich and savoury personality developed from 8 years in barrel has raised a few eyebrows since its May release. Only 35 cases means there’s not a much to go…

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organic certification for Brash Higgins

Brash Higgins‘ Omensetter Vineyard has been certified compliant for Australian Certified Organic, a big transformation and accomplishment for the viticulture program in McLaren Vale. The fruit for the Brash Higgins NDV, SHZ, CBSV and Omensetter Shiraz is 100% sourced from Brash and Nicole’s “Omensetter Vineyard”. Planted in 1997, the vineyard sits on a great patch of dirt on…

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Wine writer Dave Brookes took a look at our 2017 MCC Mataro-Cinsault-Carignan in the Adelaide Review and liked it a lot calling it “wonderfully heady…Brisk and airy with a light chalky tannin cascade, it’s just lovely.”Full review The wine was a result of 4 years planning, removing a neighbouring block of Semillon from Lennon Vineyard…

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Brash Higgins Omensetter Shiraz 2010 gets a whopping 97 points from wine writer Nick Stock recently in his Jamessuckling.com McLaren Vale report, putting the wine at the very top of over 300 wines tasted. Here’s Nick’s note in full: “There’s an Australian euphemism known as ‘guts’ which basically equates to maximum courage. This wine is a gutsy wine. It is a single vineyard offering…

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Brash Higgins’”NYMPH” Rose, a co-ferment of Cinsault and Carignan, will be on pour by the big man himself this Feb 23, 2019 in Adelaide at 2KW Bar with 14 other carefully selected pink drops. Sommelier Liinaa Berry will be in her element as we drink and taste these dry blush wines from some of SA’s…

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Couple of strong write ups for the Brash Higgins 2016 ‘MRLO’ Merlot, a wine we take very seriously and love for its quirky personality. Raised in Amphora, the wine delights and surprises. Mike Bennie at The Wine Front says: “This is a merlot with a lot of charisma, and quite a unique flavour profile, done right…All seductive charm here.…

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Mike Bennie, esteemed wine writer for The Wine Front, recently took a look at the new Brash whites for 2016 in Sydney and liked what he tasted. All four releases received 91 or higher points, with the R/SM riesling/semillon and ZBO zibibbo scoring 93+ and 94 respectively, both new highs for the wines. Here are the…

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Brash Higgins’ winemaker and vinitor, Brad Hickey, was profiled in America’s Food & Wine Magazine recently by Christina Pickard. Here’s what she had to say: American Winemakers Down Under “Raising Expectations in McLaren Vale” “McLaren Vale has long struggled to shake its reputation as a bulk wine region. It’s the last place you’d expect to find pithy, ginger-and-lemon tea…

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“A lesson for many a winemaker around the world” is what Jancis Robinson said about the 2015 Brash Higgins ZBO. The whole tasting note reads, “Big and bold and satisfying from grapes that you could hardly give away in the past. Skin contact has given this wine real energy. A lesson for many a winemaker around the…

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The Brash Higgins 2015 Cabernet Franc “FRNC” was reviewed to great acclaim in the Adelaide Review by wine writer Dave Brookes, calling it “a fragrant, energetic medium–bodied red that deserves a place on your table.” This, our second vintage from Sommerville Vineyard, is great news. Particularly since Cabernet Franc is such a delicious variety, and one which doesn’t get heaps…

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Qantas Inflight magazine recommends the Brash ZBO Zibibbo in its April edition. Written by wine writer Peter Bourne, the article explores the “Orange” wine craze which is sweeping the nation. Orange wines are white wines made like reds, meaning the skins stay in the fermenter a lot longer than normal to make wines with more tannin and complexity than…

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The 2014 Brash Higgins ‘GR/M’ Grenache/Mataro Co-ferment was picked last week as one of South Australia’s most drinkable wines in the 2015/2016 season. The Adelaide Review Hot 100 event is a yearly wine show based in Adelaide that’s purpose is to find and celebrate the most drinkable wines in South Australia. Thousands of wines from all over South Australia are…

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Big weekend was had in Sydney Nov 28-29, as Brash Higgins and other wine artisans held the fort at the 3rd annual Rootstock Sydney Wine Fair. A great international event that focuses on sustainable and organic practices in food and drinks organised by Mike Bennie, Giorgio di Maria and James Hird plus many more. Visit the…

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