5 Stars for Brash in 2016 Wine Companion

Brash Higgins is stoked to receive the highly sought after 5 Star Red rating fromJames Halliday in the 2016 Wine Companion. Red means we’ve had 5 stars for three years in a row and have multiple wines scoring 94 points and above. Feels good. www.winecompanion.com.au/wineries/south-australia/mclaren-vale/brash-higgins

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MRLO On A Roll

A flurry of nice reviews for the Brash Higgins Merlot, culminating in these kind words by ace wine journalist/presenter Mike Bennie in Australia’s Wine Business Magazine. Thanks, Mike. This 2014 vintage has sold out quickly, but keep tabs on the 2015 when we release it later this year. BH

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Ominous Omensetter

Ah, Winter in McLaren Vale. Not so warm this time of year. Finished pruning theSHZ on Omensetter Vineyard recently at Brash Higgins HQ. Following the lunar calendar, we had a long stretch of beautiful weather over a few Fruit Days to comfortably hand prune the 9 acres of premium SHZ. CBSV up next, then NDV. Pic by Angela Lisman angelalismanphotography.com.au/

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Game of Rhones, Sydney, June 21

Brash Higgins is returning to the fight this year in Sydney, June 21 to reclaim a spot at the top of Game of Rhones. Come taste Rhone varietals in the fun loving atmosphere of the Carraigeworks amongst winemakers in medieval dress. Tix here: www.bottleshopconcepts.com/gameofrhones/buy-tickets/

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MR.LO Remix

Brash Higgins has freshly bottled a brand NEW MRLO Merlot for your drinking pleasure. Fermented wild and aged in our Clay Amphora, it is fresh and slick drinking, but very limited. Express interest now wine@brashhiggins.com as the MRLO will be on the go early May 2015 to Bandwagon Members FIRST.

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Zibibbo Gone Wild!

The Brash Higgins‘ 2015 “ZBO” Zibibbo is off and running, again,with a super healthy, natural wild ferment. 2015 wines all look great, with all the fruit now in the winery and happy as Larry, as they say here. A great feeling, and a couple new things on deck, as well. BH

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Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Brash Higgins is honoured to be an invited presenter at the 2015 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. March 1 Brash is pairing 9 wines to Moon Park Sydney’s bold New Korean. Get tix here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/acqua-panna-perfect-match-tickets-14409193285?ref=ebapi

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Vintage 15 Underway

A motley crew of pickers descended on Brash Higgins’ Omensetter Vineyard to handpick specific rows of the BH SHZ blocks. A very long day, and some excellent fruit safely ensconced in the winery was the result.

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Battle of the Valleys

Join Brash Higgins and the Vale Cru as we take apart the Adelaide Hills and Barossa winemakers at this fun for the family wine challenge. Feb 14 in Hahndorf, SA. Some tix still available here: www.trybooking.com/GPBZ

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New Day Rising for 2015

I’ve come back to the blog-o-sphere after a hiatus. I’d like to rethink this platform as a place to write out ideas, works in progress and to keep notes on the goings on here at BH HQ and the greater world of wine at large.  As we approach vintage 2015, my fifth at Brash Higgins,…

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Happy New You

Brash Higgins wishes all the people, animals and vegetables on the planet a healthy and creative 2015. Thanks for your support. BH

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Say Hello To FRNC

Brash Higgins is proud to announce the release of a new wine, our first ever Cabernet Franc, which we lovingly call FRNC. Made from grapes grown on the neighbouring “Sommerville Vineyard”, the FRNC will be an ease to enjoy on the warm summer nights ahead and a bit more friendly on the wallet, too. BH

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Brash Feature on ABC

Brash Higgins’ winemaker, Brad Hickey, and partner Nicole Thorpe were featured on ABC’s “730 Report” in SA last week. Check out the full segment here “From New York to McLaren Vale”: www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-19/from-new-york-to-mclaren-vale/5757444

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Vale Cru Annual-Oct 19

Star studded Vale Cru annual tasting with Brash Higgins, CHEF Duncan Welgemoed and James Halliday on the lawns of the Victory Hotel is Oct. 19 from 2-5pm. Get your tix here if you’re near the Vale that day: www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=100758&embed=100758

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