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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Nicole diligently hand pressing our amphora raised Zibibbo thru a screen last week. Takes a lot of time, but it’s the gentlest way I know to press skins. Especially skins that have been soaking in wine for 6 months. 14 ZBO release expected before Christmas 2014. BH

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Join Brash Higgins for a tantalising night of pizzas and new BH wines in Brisbane Wed, Aug 20 at Sorellina Pizzeria. $70 bucks delivers a heck of a lot of pleasure. Book here bookings.sorellina@gmail.com. Then Sat. Aug 23 come to The Golden Pig for a cooking class w/ Brash + wines www.thegoldenpig.com.au

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As Winter winds down, it’s time to wake the hibernating nero d’avola occupying our amphora. Sucking out the dark nero juice is just the first step, it smells amazing. The sucking is followed by pressing all the skins left behind. It is truly fun for the whole family and occupies two full days. After which…

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Brash Higgins has been busy this Winter tending to the wines from 2014; topping and nurturing them. Here’s a rare glimpse inside the BH micro winery. We’re getting ready to bottle our 2013 SHZ and CBSV after a great day of racking the wines off their gross lees. The 21 amphora are sleeping; winter hibernation…

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