The Hoskins family (formerly orchardists) moved into grapegrowing in 1994 and have progressively established high-quality vineyards. Brangayne produces good wines across all mainstream varieties ranging, remarkably, from pinot noir to cabernet sauvignon. It sells a substantial part of its crop to other winemakers. -JAMES HALLIDAY
The Brangayne Story
The "Brangayne" and "Ynys Witrin" vineyards lie on the north eastern slopes of the extinct volcano Mount Canobolas, near Orange in New South Wales, one of the highest and coldest grape districts in Australia. Often under snow in winter and mild in summer, the cold climate offers ideal conditions for the production of premium grapes, combining generous fruit flavour, acid and length in wines of intensity and elegance. The long ripening period and the deep, rich volcanic soil, position Brangayne among the few vineyards in Australia capable of producing distinctive cold climate wines of high calibre.
Brangayne came into the Hoskins Family in the 1930s, and for sixty years, Edgar and Winsome Hoskins and later Don and Pamela Hoskins grew apples, pears, peaches and cherries on the property. Then, in 1994, the fruit trees were replaced by wine grapes. The vineyard today is managed by David Hoskins.
Producing wines from single vineyard grapes and not blending between sites allows us to express the true “terroir” of our region and specific vineyard. The cool climate provides an intensity of flavour and depth which is hard to match in warmer regions. It is our desire to remain boutique and produce only the best quality wines from the highest quality parcels of fruit. For this reason Brangayne’s production is limited to approximately 3000 cases per year.
As the seasons change so too will our wines, this we believe is the true character of wines which are produced traditionally and in a way which allows them to tell their individual story each year. Enjoy these differences in vintages and know you are drinking expressive and true wines.
Who is Brangayne?
The property "Brangayne" was named by Winsome Hoskins, after the character who attends the tragic Isolde in Wagner's opera Tristan and Isolde, and who prepares a love potion for her.
Chardonnay, Isolde Reserve Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Tristan (Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot), Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Late Harvest Riesling
Sun: 11:00am till 4:00pmMon: 11:00am till 4:00pmTue: 11:00am till 4:00pmWed: 11:00am till 4:00pmThu: 11:00am till 4:00pmFri: 11:00am till 4:00pmSat: 11:00am till 5:00pm
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