News and Reviews
2015 Sauvignon Blanc Success
The 2015 Sauvignon Blanc is proving to be a success at several prominent Australian wine shows. After a great season in the vineyard we were confident this was going to be a delightful wine and we weren't wrong.
Trophy Best Sauvignon Blanc & Gold Medal NSW Wine Awards 2016
Trophy Best Sauvignon Blanc & Gold Medal Orange Wine Show 2016
Trophy Best Dry White Wine & Gold Medal Cowra Wine Show 2016
Gold Medal Boutique Wine Awards 2016
Gold Medal Winewise Small Vigneron Awards 2016
Brangayne Cellar Door Review by Cellar Door Score, August 2016
"Knowledgeable and friendly owner, really nice feeling to this cellar door & nice background story to the name of the winery" Full Review - http://www.cellardoorscore.com/brangayne-of-orange.html
2015 Sauvignon Blanc review by John Rozentals for Oz Baby Boomers and The Molong Online websites, July 2016
'I’m a great fan of sauvignon blanc from Orange because it so easily passes the second-glass test and has the texture and palate weight to back the aromatic bouquet, unlike many of the sauvignons from New Zealand’s Marlborough region. I find many of the latter wines simple, aroma-driven caricatures, whereas examples such as this from Orange — and also the Adelaide Hills — have real gravitas. Try with skewered prawns and chilli sauce.'
2014 Pinot Noir review by John Rozentals for Oz Baby Boomers and The Molong Online websites, July 2016
'This red comes from Brangayne’s Ynys Witrin vineyard, situated on the Forbes Road, near Orange, and a few degrees warmer than the winery’s home vineyard on Pinnacle Road. The characters gained from maturation in French oak blend quite seamlessly with the fruit’s vibrant cherry and berry flavours, producing a wine that’s quite soft, yet complex and substantial. Like many pinots, I reckon that its natural dining partner is roast duck. '
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon review by wine writer John Fordham, Sunday Telegraph 29th May 2016
'Orange initially made its mark with chardonnay but now the
regal red grape cabernet sauvignon has surged to popularity in this high-altitude
cool-climate region. Brangayne is among Orange’s cabernet sauvignon frontrunners,
running off the back of winemaker Simon Gilbert, whose career spans more than
four decades. His 2013 cabernet
sauvignon ($32) collected trophies for best red wine and best cabernet
sauvignon at last year’s Orange Wine Show and it’s easy to see why as you drool
at its sublime appeal . This is superbly structured and balanced, delivering
waves of striking berry fruit flavours that are rich and lengthy with a
backdrop of toasty oak.'
2013 Isolde Reserve Chardonnay review by wine writer John Rozentals, 5th June 2015
'...I like it's cool-climate nectarine like flavours and the well-integrated French oak nuances...'
Trophy ‘Best Red Wine of Show’ and Trophy for ‘Best Cabernet Sauvignon’ Orange Wine Show 2015
Our 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon took home two Trophies at this year’s Orange Wine Show and our 2013 Tristan received a Gold Medal in the same class! Plus a few silvers and bronzes we are very happy with the results, what a fantastic region producing some amazing wines.
2014 Riesling review by wine writer Winsor Dobbin, Ciao Magazine 6th July 2015
'The Orange wine region in Central Western New South Wales is proving an excellent source of quality cool-climate wines. Brangayne has a pedigree dating back over 20 years and sells much of its fruit, while retaining small amounts for its own label. This is a cracking little Riesling, floral and fresh with bright citrus notes. It’s crisp, it is dry and it is very drinkable, with or without food...'
2014 Riesling review by wine writer Chris Shanahan, 14th June 2015.
'The Hoskins family owns two vineyards at Orange: the Brangayne vineyard (elevation 960-1000 metres); and the slightly less cool Ynys Witrin Vineyard (860-960 metres). Riesling, from the lower site, was harvested in the cool of a late March night and trucked about 200 kilometres north-east to Simon Gilbert's Mudgee winery. The wine offers a style contrast to those from the Eden and Clare Valleys or Canberra. High acidity accentuates the wine's citrus-like flavours - a hint of orange cut by zesty lemon tartness. At just 11.5 per cent alcohol, it sits light and spritely on the palate and finishes dry.'
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