Situated in the Yallingup hills of Margaret River, Brash Vineyard produces limited release fine wines to showcase the high quality of fruit grown for several of the region’s large wine companies. In their first two years the wines have won a trophy for best sauvignon blanc at Sydney Royal Show, Perth Royal Show and several gold and silver medals. Current releases include highly-awarded sauvignon blanc, cabernet sauvignon, shiraz and chardonnay.
Chris and Anne, who are the managing partners, live on the vineyard along with their vineyard dog ‘Mitsey’. They are responsible for the marketing and sales of Brash Vineyard wines, and work in the vineyard doing all those jobs that don’t always get done!
The annual grape production is approximately 135 tonnes of which the large majority is sold to some of the regions large premium producers. Approximately 10% of the fruit grown is used to make the Brash Vineyard wines.
Brash Vineyard aims to implement the best viticulture practise available and have a policy of ‘continual improvement’ which ensures we take advantage of developments in viticulture as and when they occur.
Brash Vineyard wines are made at ‘Naturaliste Vintners’ under the close attention of owner and senior winemaker Bruce Dukes. Brash wines are low volume wines created to the highest possible standard. There are only 250 cases of each of our four wines available each year and if fruit quality is not available due to the influences of weather, we will not make the wine.
Our emphasis is fine wine from specific sites on our vineyard.
The Yallingup Hills are located at the northern end of what is recognised as one of the finest viticulture climates in the world — a gentle Mediterranean climate further enhanced by the moderating effects of ocean on three sides. These positive effects include a lack of frost damage in vines as well as ensuring cool, relaxed evenings over summer months when vines can rest from the warm to hot days that prevail.
As far as wine regions go, Margaret River is but ‘a baby’ in international wine region terms. It is only 50 years since two well-known scholars Gladstone and Olmo recognised this unique viticulture location. Quickly followed several Perth doctors who established the first commercial wineries and now more than 50 years on, the baby is growing into a stunning young wine region that is the envy of many around the world.
30-32 Brash Road, Yallingup, Western Australia, 6281