NYMPH 2016 & New Whites Score Big

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 full reviews published last week:2016 ZBO, Zibibbo, … [Read more...]

BLOOM: Umami Dynamo Set Loose

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 around, but it is the … [Read more...]

Food & Wine Magazine profiles Brash

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, … [Read more...]

Organic Certificate for Brash’s Omensetter Vnyd

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 … [Read more...]

97 points to Omensetter Shiraz from James Suckling

Brash Higgins Omensetter Shiraz 2010 gets a whopping 97 points from wine writer Nick Stock recently in his 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 … [Read more...]

Jancis on Brash ZBO: “One of the most interesting wines”

"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 world…. One of the most interesting wines, creating a silk purse … [Read more...]

Brash FRNC makes the Adelaide Review

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 … [Read more...]

Qantas Inflight goes for the ZBO

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 your usual dry, clear white … [Read more...]

GR/M makes the SA Hot 100 Wines

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 entered. Go … [Read more...]