Brash Higgins

McLaren Vale

Star Rating:

California Road, McLaren Vale, SA 5171
McLaren Vale SA 5171
(08) 8556 4237
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Opening Hours
By appt
Brad Hickey
7 hectares

James' Review

Move over TWE's ?vintrepreneurs', for Brad Hickey has come up with ?creator' and ?vinitor' to cover his role (and that of partner Nicole Thorpe) in establishing Brash Higgins. His varied background, including 10 years as head sommelier at some of the best New York restaurants, then a further 10 years of baking, brewing and travelling to the best-known wine regions of the world, may provide some clue. More tangibly, he planted 4ha of shiraz, 2ha of cabernet sauvignon, and recently grafted 1ha of shiraz to nero d'Avola on his Omensetter Vineyard looking over the Willunga Escarpment. Export to the US and Canada.

Author: James Halliday

About this winery

Trying to add something new to the winemaking dialogue, Brash Higgins makes amphora wines, field blends, co-ferments and sources biodynamic fruit. Their own 17 acre Omensetter Vineyard in McLaren Vale is farmed organically and grows Shiraz, Nero d'Avola, which is made in locally potted amphora, and Cabernet Sauvignon, all made in a micro-artisanal Winery located on the estate. Brash Higgins is the life long dream of former NYC sommelier Brad Hickey and South Aussie partner and vigneron Nicole Thorpe to grow premium grapes and make world class, minimal intervention wines.


Amphora wines; Nero d'Avola, Zibibbo, and Merlot. Omensetter Shiraz-a grand reserve style single vineyard Estate Grown Cab Sav and SHZ
Biodynamic Grenache/Mataro, Riesling /Semillon Field Blend, Chenin Blanc, Cab Franc. Amphora Zibibbo


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Distribution Information

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International Sales Information

USA-Hudson Wine Brokers-
Denmark-Skovgaard Vine ApS:
Canada-Canadian Rocky Mountain Resort Group, Alberta:
Ontario-Living Vine:

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4.5 Star

Excellent winery able to produce wines of high to very high quality, knocking on the door of a 5-star rating. Will normally have one wine rated at 95 points or above, and two (or more) at 90 and above, others 87-89.

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