Brash Higgins Wine Co.
OverviewBrash Higgins produce minimal intervention wines, drawing on both natural and traditional techniques. They seek to capture the essence of McLaren Vale’s sun and soil, the elusive characters of the fruit, and the whims of their own restless muse. Brash Higgins is the lovechild of American winemaker Brad Hickey and McLaren Vale vigneron Nicole Thorpe. The wines are gently crafted in tiny quantities, with an accent on finesse and texture and are available for relaxed tastings by appointment.
Patience and gentle practices bring to life wines that possess the generosity for which McLaren Vale is renowned, and more importantly, texture, fragrance and a sense of wonder.
Winemaking is like cooking and winery visits are like a tour in a vinous kitchen. Winemaker Brad Hickey takes you inside their winery for a deep dive: to see the organic Omensetter Vineyard, discuss the geology of the Vale, then waltz inside their inner sanctum to taste and learn about what they do in a fun, free flowing format. Certain times of the year guests are invited to taste from clay amphora's full of Nero d'Avola and Zibibbo wines. Tastings run 1.5 to 2 hours normally.