Tasting notes

For each vintage of Broken River Vineyards wines, individual parcels of grapes are specially selected in consultation with our winemaker to be carefully fashioned into wines.


Our wines are allowed to mature for between 12 to 18 months in French and American oak barrels. These are kept under strictly controlled atmosphere conditions to ensure optimum development of flavour and character unique to Broken River Vineyards wines. Our bottled vintages are stored along side our barrelled wines in the same controlled atmosphere conditions


Our Broken River Vineyards range of wines includes both red and white wines, bottle fermented sparkling shiraz and rosé and fortifieds. The grapes for our range of white wines are currently sourced from other discerning growers who work with us to produce grapes that achieve the quality and standards we require. We soon intend to plant appropriate white grape varieties in our own vineyard. The wines under the Broken River Vineyards label truly represent the regional belief of producing a full bodied style of wine.


Red wines

Broken River Vineyards Shiraz
Vintage 2003 Shiraz is bold, flavoursome, full of spicy oak, complimented by intense cherry and plum fruit flavours. An ideal accompaniment to most red meats, game and cheese.


Broken River Vineyards Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvèdre
Vintage 2001 shiraz, grenache and mourvèdre displays typical savoury subtle flavours from the shiraz and mourvèdre which are lifted by the candied grenache perfume and finished with subtle oak character. It perfectly compliments a Mediterranean/Greek dish.


Broken River Vineyards Mourvèdre
Vintage 2001 Mourvèdre (pronouced moo-vè-dra) is a savoury style wine packed full of dry berries. Its pleasant acidity beckons it to be enjoyed with rich soft cheeses and savoury meats.


Fred’s Red Shiraz
Vintage 2003 Freds Red Shiraz is a great wine for easy drinking. The wine is full of flavour with a slight touch of oak. Will nicely compliment red meat dishes. A great every day wine that excellent value for money.


Ruth’s Red Shiraz
Vintage 2005 Ruths Red Shiraz is a serious shiraz in a sweeter style, displaying some raspberry and cherry aromas. The wine should be served chilled and would supplement summer salads, BBQs and antipasto platters.


Sweet Emma
Vintage 2008 Sweet Emma is vibrant pink in colour with a lifted rose petal aroma and flavours of musk sticks and fairy floss. The balanced sweetness and acidity make for an enjoyable chilled summer drink. Made to be enjoyed now.


White wines

Broken River Vineyards Chardonnay
Vintage 2005 Chardonnay is pale straw in colour, stone fruits and honey dew melons support the balanced fresh zesty palate weight and pleasant finish.


Broken River Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage 2010 Sauvignon Blanc has lifted tropical fruits on the nose with ripe lychee and guava fruit characters on the palate.


Broken River Vineyards Chenin Blanc
Vintage 2003 chenin blanc has mellow passionfruit, apple and lifted floral characters which emerge effortlessly from the glass, creating a refreshing semi-sweet white wine. A great summer wine.


Simply Kate
Vintage 2008 Simply Kate is full of passionfruit and tropical fruits on both the palate and the nose. It is a sweet white wine which is best served chilled and is made to be enjoyed now. It is ideal to serve with spicy food or simply enjoy it by itself.


Sparkling wines

Broken River Vineyards Sparkling Shiraz
2001 Sparking Shiraz is bottle fermented. Rich, intense and bold in colour and flavour. A red wine which is sure to enliven and enrich the soul. Simply the best.


Broken River Vineyards Sparkling Rosé
The 2001 Sparkling Rosé is a light bodied wine made from Shiraz grapes, showing crimson colour and attractive berry-like aromas and flavours. Rosé should be served chilled. A perfect summer luncheon wine.



2004 Broken River Vineyards Vintage Port (Freds Fortified )
The 2004 Vintage Port (Fred’s Fortified) is intense red in colour with flavours of dark chocolate and red berries and hints of aniseed.


Broken River Vineyards encourages responsible consumption of our wines.