Brash Higgins Wine Co.
OverviewBrash Higgins produce minimal intervention wines, drawing on both natural and traditional techniques. We seek to capture the essence of McLaren Vale’s sun and soil, the elusive characters of the fruit, and the whims of our own restless muse. Welcome to South Australia.
Winemaking is, for us, like cooking. Winery visits are like a tour in a vinous kitchen. Winemaker Brad Hickey and partner Nicole Thorpe take you inside their winery for a deep dive: to see our Organic vineyard, the geology of the Vale, to taste and learn about what we do in a fun, free flowing format.
We are not beholden to conventional wisdom dictated by vineyards, grape variety, area or tradition – we try never to repeat ourselves We use clay amphoras for some of our wines. Every year is different, the expressions of the grapes and terroir are never the same. We believe nature, in this way, is helping us to be curious and open to new possibilities.
Simply put, we taste the grapes and we follow the flavours we find most intriguing.
From here, we take a hands-off approach, which means that we do not interfere with the process. In other words nothing added, nothing removed. Instead, we set the wines free to be whatever wines they want to be.