About Brash Vineyard

High on the ridge of Yallingup in Abbeys Farm Road, Brash Vineyard is in the wine appellation of Margaret River and sub region of Yallingup.

Established in 2000, the vineyard produces cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, malbec, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc on the 18 hectares of vines surrounded by natural forest.

The focus of the vineyard owners is to produce high-quality grapes that will find their way into premium wineries in the region, and more recently to release limited cases of single vineyard wines under the Brash Vineyard label.

Vineyard and Region

Brash Vineyard is situated in the wine appellation of Margaret River, in the sub-region of the Yallingup Hills.

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.

Margaret River has become internationally renowned for producing premium table wines, in particular cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay. However the region also produces shiraz, sauvignon blanc and several other varieties at world class standards. Only producing 3% of the Australian grape crop, Margaret River does contribute over 20% of the premium wine made in Australia. The region has quickly become a wine and food ‘must visit’ for visitors from all over the world.

Brash Vineyard has 18 hectares of vines situated amongst towering jarrah and marri trees, which provide wonderful amphitheatres for growing vines, protecting the grapes from the elements of weather. Grapes grown are:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 8ha
  • Shiraz 3.25ha
  • Malbec 1.2ha
  • Chardonnay 4.1ha
  • Sauvignon Blanc 1.6ha

The vines were first planted in 2000 and years of subtle adjustment now sees the vineyard growing each of our varieties on the site best suited to that grape type.

Brash Vineyard is situated in the wine appellation of Margaret River, in the sub-region of the Yallingup Hills.

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.


Wine Making Process

Chris and Anne Carter, Brian and Ann McGuinness, and Rik and Jenny Nitert are the owners of Brash Vineyard. Chris and Anne are the managing partners and live on the vineyard along with their vineyard dog ‘Mitsey’. They are responsible for the marketing and sales of Brash 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 premium producers. Approximately 10% of the fruit grown is used to make the Brash Vineyard wines.

The original plantings were in 2000 under the direction of our vineyard contractor Andy Ferreira who is still managing the viticulture side of the operation with his team from Riverace Contractors. 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.

CONTACT

Phone 0427 042 767
anne_chris@brashvineyard.com.au

Website

www.brashvineyard.com.au

Cellar Door

30-32 Brash Road
Yallingup
Western Australia, 6281

Media

Awards and reviews

May 2015

Awarded Bronze at 2015 Decanter World Wide Wine Awards

February 2015

Awarded Silver at the 2015 Macquarie Group Sydney Royal Wine Show

October 2014

Awarded Gold by the Qantas Wine Show of Western Australia, Mt Barker

Awarded Silver by the Australian Small Winemakers Show

November 2014

Included in the top 25% of some of Australia’s finest white wines – Bronze at the Margaret River Show

25 November 2014

Included in Gourmet Traveller Wine – recommended top 100

24 August 2014
What Houn Hook thinks …

Pale colour and smoky, slightly sulfidic and toasty barrel-influenced aroma, the palate very delicate, restrained, and very drinkable. Very pleasant. There’s a definite ‘cut radish’ note and the finish is clean and dry with a slight grip. Intense and long. A good food style.
Ranked number 4 of 26 2013 Sauvignon Blanc’s tasted from the south west region of WA.

July 30, 2014

Awarded 96 points by James Halliday.

The trophy won by this wine at Sydney Wine Show ’13 was the outcome of highly skilled contract winemaking, and a vineyard planted in ’00. The palate is particularly intense and complex, new French oak providing the spine for the predominantly citrus flavours to wrap themselves around, leading to the long finish and aftertaste, where slippery acidity provides a prolonged aftertaste.

96 points – 5 glasses – 4 star winery

Outstanding. Wines of the highest quality, often with a distinguished pedigree.

February 13, 2014

We are delighted to announce that the Brash Vineyard estate grown 2013 SAUVIGNON BLANC HAS ACHIEVED GOLD MEDAL STATUS and a TROPHY presented by the Sydney RASNSW at the 2014 Macquarie Group Sydney Royal Wine Show Awards dinner.

The wine was awarded 96 points by the judging panel and complimented for the ‘very clever use of oak’.

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