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.
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
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.
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.
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