The long-awaited moment has arrived as Brangayne of Orange proudly presents its debut sparkling wine, the 2017 Méthode Traditionelle! Now available online and at the cellar door.
A labour of love spanning nearly three decades – the 2017 Méthode Traditionelle – a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier sourced from the Brangayne vineyard. Aged gracefully on lees for 60 months with zero dosage.
The inspiration for this creation traces back to the 1990s when Donal and Pamela Hoskins embarked on a transformative journey to Champagne, In France. Pamela recently reflected on their time in Épernay,
“We stayed at the vineyard of the Tarlant’s. On a picnic one day, we found wild strawberries to eat and drank Tarlant’s Champagne. It was amongst all this beauty and magic that our decision was made.
‘We too could do this!’
This experience seeded the belief that their Pinnacle Road orchard held the ideal terroir for nurturing fruit destined for Sparkling wine excellence. They ensured the vineyard’s planting included Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and a carefully chosen component, Pinot Meunier.
Pamela is very pleased her patience has been rewarded:
“Nearly 30 years have passed until Brangayne’s “bubbles” appeared, other wines having their time in the sun.
However, we never lost sight of the vision we had at Épernay, to have our own Sparkling. So Brangayne of Orange has its 2017 Méthode Traditionelle – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier!
It’s her time in the sun and she is delicious!”
We’re immensely proud of this achievement, and we can’t wait to share it with you. Here’s to the celebration of success and the joy of indulging in life’s finest treasures.
We will be showcasing the new Sparkling at the St Ives Food & Wine Festival this weekend so if you are in Sydney swing by to be one of the first to sample this new release.
Order yours online today, tastings at the cellar door will be available from Saturday 16th September 2023!
About Brangayne of Orange: Founded by Donal and Pamela Hoskins, Brangayne of Orange is a boutique winery dedicated to crafting wines that reflect the unique terroir of their vineyards on Pinnacle Road and Forbes Road in Orange. With a legacy in the Orange wine industry spanning nearly three decades, Brangayne embodies a relentless pursuit of quality and a deep-rooted passion for cool climate wines.